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Some people leave a lasting impression…they are the people who always put a little somethin’-somethin’ into their relationships with others.  In having to come to the natural end of my internship, I am taking a moment to acknowledge some pretty cool peeps with food…one at a time.

Thus, the cookies.  Dr Cook Cookies.  Dr Cookies.  Dr Cook-ies.  Made especially for my supervisor, er, Dr Cook.  She has been a particularly neat example of someone who really goes the extra mile.  And she has had a request in for chocolate chip cookies for quite some time.  So….Voila!

So, how exactly does one make a cookie after a person?  Well, in this case, by adding *just a bit more* of the good stuff.  Taking it an extra mile, so to speak.  It started with the Ghirardelli recipe for white chocolate macadamia cookies…I am not sure why, but white chocolate chip cookies always seem to have better cookie bases than those of their dark chocolate counterparts.  Here is what the recipe calls for (and the subtle adjustments…)

1 cup butter, softened

1.5 cups granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar (i basically switch the two sugars, and add a bit more brown sugar for good measure)

2 eggs

1.5 teaspoon vanilla (aww…a tablespoon sounds good!)

3 cups unsifted flour

.5 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 bag Girardelli white chips (or….a bag and a half of the 60% dark chocolate kind!)

preheat oven to 350.  Cream butter and sugars till fluffy(…i prefer by hand, since it makes a denser cookie) Add vanilla and eggs, and blend.  Blend in dry ingredients, then chips, and drop by big teaspoons onto an ungreased baking sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes.  immediately transfer cookies to a rack to cool.

And while it’s not a total goodbye, it does mark the end of an era.  For me, at least.  Definitely worth dedicating a Cook-ie to!

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