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THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES  Time: 50 minutes  1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter  1 cup granulated sugar  1/2 cup light brown sugar  1/4 cup unsweetened hazelnut paste or peanut butter  2 large eggs  1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, pulp scraped out  2 1/3 cups flour  1 teaspoon baking soda  1 teaspoon salt  12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces or larger  1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional).  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the  butter and sugars. Add the hazelnut paste, beating until smooth. Beat in the 
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Unformatted text preview: eggs and the vanilla bean pulp, scraping down the bowl as needed. 2. In another bowl, sift together the flour, the baking soda and the salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, and combine at low speed until the dough comes together. Mix in the chocolate pieces and, if desired, the nuts. Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets, flattening them slightly by hand. 3. Bake until lightly browned, 9 to 12 minutes. Cool the cookie sheets on a wire rack before removing the cookies. Yield: 4 dozen cookies....
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