Do you guys love Costco as much as I do? I was already on board when I learned about their employment practices, and then when they announced their sustainability practices I was 100% sold. Lately though, as they expand their vegan, organic, and fair trade selection, our love affair has gotten way more serious. My Costco organic shopping list has doubled in the past few months – tofu, quinoa, bulgar, brown rice, chia seeds, strawberries, blueberries, kale, arugula, half and half, milk, eggs, the list goes on. Wonderful, super healthy, stuff! Unfortunately (well, for my waistline), one of their fair trade product offerings is a 3.5lb bag of chocolate chips. How exactly am I expected to say no to that?
As far as I’m aware, it is a rule that every bag of chocolate chips must have a recipe for chocolate chip cookies on the back. Costco’s features an “old fashioned” recipe, which I think might be code for “no holds barred – full fat, full sugar, fully awesome”? Something like that. These were darn good, but I only kept two in the house – the rest headed off to work to save me from myself. 🙂 I think my only complaint is that they’re so tasty that I found myself rationalizing setting the oven to 375 in this heatwave!
Update 10/22/14: I often try new cookie recipes as blog-fodder, so I haven’t made this particular recipe as regularly as I used to, but I made them again the other day after one of my readers indicated a potential problem with the recipe. I followed the recipe as written here, and the cookies turned out great. My only guess is that the Kirkland recipe uses the word “thoroughly” a lot, and that may lead to overmixing the dough. Mix your dough until everything is well incorporated, but don’t go crazy – there’s no need to continue mixing after the dough looks even in color. HTH! – Leesha