Soft chocolate chippers are our latest foray into Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies and they are Yum.My. Besides the aforementioned butter, and the usual suspects (flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and eggs) there is a cup each of coconut and rolled oats, a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa, and vanilla, chopped walnuts, and chocolate chips. They are as big as the palm of my hand, chock-full of flavor without being too chocolatey, crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.
I put the butter out to soften before leaving for a holiday concert on Sunday afternoon. When we returned from that and dinner, I mixed up the batter, started baking and was nearly done in time for Compline. Bruce pitched in and finished so that I could go knit by candlelight in church. They are an easy, quick bake. A variation that sounds delicious, but we will not try just yet: Adding the zest of two oranges. Mmmm.