Almond Joy – Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who else got stuck with a ton of Halloween Candy? I do not know about yours but my neighborhood does not have many kids and we did not have lot of Trick or Treaters this year. That means I got stuck with a ton of candy. So…….. let the baking begin! Turn your Halloween Candies into delicious cookies. These are GIANT, I mean GIANT, soft, gooey chocolate chip cookies. Once batch makes 8 big cookies that are size of your palm. You could say that 1 cookie is meant to be shared, but who are we fooling! Sharing is NOT caring when it comes to these cookies. They are certainly not diet friendly. Each cookie is about 3-4 servings. You can always make them smaller, if you do that make sure you adjust the the baking time. Helpful Tips Measure the flour correctly. Be sure to use a measuring cup made for dry ingredients (NOT a pyrex liquid measuring cup). Then, measure flour by scooping it into a measuring cup and leveling it with a knife or use a kitchen scale Butter. Be sure to use cold butter. Straight from your fridge. Eggs: Cold. Use straight from the refrigerator. DO NOT over-bake these chocolate chip cookies! They will not look done when you pull them out of the oven, and that is GOOD. They will firm up as they sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes. Over-mixing. If you over-mix the ingredients in this best chocolate chip cookie recipe you may end up with flat cookies. Ingredients are too warm. Sometimes over-mixing can also lead to your ingredients becoming too warm. If you notice this happening, you can chill the dough before baking to return the batter to room temperature. Add – in substitute:  You can mix and match different variety of chocolate. Total add in should be 2 cups.