Cookie Roundup

scotch and cookies

A few weeks ago, I asked other Verizon Wireless Savvy Gourmets to try my chocolate chip cookie recipe and see how we get some variations.  A few of them have tried out some really interesting versions!


I made mine with bacon, and put Jeni’s Spendid Ice Creams Salty Caramel in between 2 of them!


First, here’s the recipe:

Livefire Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Type: cookies

Cuisine: American

Author: Curt McAdams

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Cook time:

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Serves: 16

Great chocolate chip cookies of gargantuan size that your friends will think are bakery-made.


  • 1 cup ap flour

  • 1 cup bread flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 1/2 cup Turbinado sugar ( or light brown)

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or paste

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (for pure convection, adjust accordingly; I used 310 F on convection). Grease cookie sheets, or line them with parchment paper or use a Silpat (which is what I did).

  2. Sift the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.

  3. Mix the sugars and butter just until thoroughly mixed, then add egg, yolk and vanilla and mix until creamy. Add the sifted ingredients and mix until just blended.

  4. Stir in the chocolate chips/chunks, then drop dough 1/4 cup at a time on a cookie sheet, about 3 inches apart, and bake for 15-17 minutes. Leave them on the cookie sheet to cool a bit when removed from the oven (this is important… they fall apart if you move them too quickly). Once they cool a few minutes, remove the cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Or eat them right away, with milk!


  And here are the cookies from the other VZWSG web sites:
Thanks to my fellow VZWSG writers for playing along!  What do you think my next challenge should be for others to join, pig candy or apple pie? Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Gourmets program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

About Curt McAdams

I guess I'm a bit of a foodie, learning to cook from my mom, then getting obsessed with outdoor cooking, competition barbecue, bread baking and just about all things food. Lately, I've been trying to upgrade my photography skills a bit, though I still have a long way to go.


  1. I have no idea what pig candy is, but I say apple pie. I can’t wait to try your cookies!
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  2. I’d go with the salted caramel variation, love that stuff.
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