A recipe combining the best of both worlds: chocolate chip cookies and dipped chocolates.
It is hard if not impossible to pick a favorite recipe. There are so many good ones. But if I sent all my best recipes to the recipe Olympics, this one would win gold. The rest of the recipes are just as deserving and would come within a hundredth of a point of winning gold, but this one is the champion. I mean, think about it . . . chocolate chip cookies and dipped chocolates, combined into one recipe! Brilliant.
½ cup butter, room temperature
½ c packed light brown sugar
¼ c granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 t vanilla
1 cup flour
½ t baking soda
¼ t salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 T shortening
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla until blended. On low speed, add flour, baking soda, and salt just until mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto baking sheet. Bake 9 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes.
Scrape cooled cookies into bowl and mix together with spoon. Using ½ inch cookie scoop, form balls with cookie mixture and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until cookie balls are firm, at least 25 minutes. Meanwhile, melt milk chocolate chips and shortening over very low heat. Stir until smooth. Dip cookie balls into chocolate mixture, scraping off excess, and place on fresh sheet of wax paper. Wait to serve until chocolate coating is set (30 minutes or so…or place in refrigerator to speed up setting process). Store in refrigerator.