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This week, a few of us are discussing the Cava DO (Denominación de Origin) for #CavaWeek. I received a nice trio of Cava* and was excited dive right in to my guided exploration. Muchas gracias to Susannah of Avvinare for coordinating!
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Alta Alella is helmed by husband and wife duo Josef and Cristina who are continually striving to achieve and improve with each vintage. Their wines are low-intervention with no added sulfites and very little done to the wines after pressing. Also the grapes are certified organic. This wine is a blend of 40% Pansa Blanca (Xarel·lo), 30% Macabeo, and 30% Parellada. I love that these are three indigenous grapes that were largely unknown to me!
- ½ cup organic granulated sugar
- ½ cup organic dark brown sugar, lightly packed
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (you can use extract if you don't have paste)
- 1 ¼ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
- ½ cup butterscotch chips*
- Also needed: baking sheet, parchment paper, toothpicks, cookie scoop (I use an 1½-inch scoop)
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until lightened and fluffy.
Beat in the egg and vanilla. Then mix in the flour and baking soda. Once it's a uniform texture, fold in the chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. While the dough chills, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Scoop the dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Leave at least 2 inches between the cookies as they will spread.
Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the edges have started to brown.'
Remove sheet from the oven. Serve when cool enough to touch. Enjoy!
- Crispy. - S
- Anything but soft-baked. - D
- 100% Chewy. - B
- Chewy...chewy...chewy. - L
- Chewy. - A
- I am team chewy, too. - C
- Chewy! - M
- Chewy, too. - C
- I have WAY too many opinions on this topic. This would need to be an entire conversation over coffee... - L
- CHEWY❤️- S
- I'm not choosy.....I love cookies of any sort. - W
- Chocolate chip chewy. Brown sugar cookies crispy. Ginger cookies crispy. Peanut butter cookies chewy. Oatmeal raisin chewy. - J
- Chewy all the way! - K
- Crispy outside chewy inside for me. Indecisive or fussy, I’m not sure which. - L
- I'm camp cookie dough. - C
- With chocolate chip, chewy and with peanut butter and oatmeal raisin. Other than that it depends on the cookie for me.- R
- I lean toward crispy. Chewy is only OK if it's not raw! - S
- Put nuts in a chocolate chip cookie and I’ll spit it out. - J