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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is a real food meme going on my blog these days . . .  whatever, here is more.

Today I made the most amazingly delicious CCC's. I used the recipe from the cookbook Ratio by Michael Ruhlman, based on relative weights of ingredients. It is such a useful book and the recipes are so easy to make as you just put the bowl on the scale and add ingredients, setting back to zero each time you add the next item.
The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe calls for equal parts butter, sugar and flour. Preheat oven to 350F. Put 8 ounces of butter, 4 ounces of white sugar, 4 ounces of brown sugar, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla into a mixer bowl and beat until fluffy. By hand mix in 8 ounces of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking powder until just combined. Mix in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Put tablespoons of cookie dough onto silicone baking sheets and cook for 10 minutes or until just done. For tender cookies be sure not to over bake. Cool on racks.

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