John Keats I am not, but I doubt he could bake a cookie as tasty as I do.
Ode to the Chocolate Chip Cookie
A kitchen of smells and mellow spiciness,
Close bosom-friend of the delectable bun;
Conspiring with him how to make a mess
With fresh fruit the sugars grow in the warmth of the sun;
To bake with desire, and on our hands and knees,
And fill all bellies with deliciousness to the core;
To swell the taste buds, and bellies all too well;
With a sweet tooth; to keep eating more,
And still more, later dipped into our teas,
Until the crusty baker decides to cease,
For I have a recipe I have decided to tell.
Spiced Chocolate Chunk Cookies
2 and a Half Sticks Of Butter, softened
1 Cup of Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup of White Sugar
Splash of Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup
3 Cups of Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tps of Salt
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
1/2 Tsp Allspice
1/2 Tsp Cloves
1 Cup of Chopped Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Preheat oven to 325 f. Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
Using a stand mixer or electric mixer, beat the butter for 3 minutes. Add sugars and beat for 3 more minutes or until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and maple syrup and blend.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and spices and sift together. Add to the butter mixture in two batches. Add chocolate chunks.
Spoon into your hand and make a ball. Place on baking sheet and flatten. Bake for 9 - 11 minutes.
Serve with Pomegranate Seeds or Orange wedges for garnish.
Makes about 30 cookies.