When Taylor Swift isn’t busy selling out arenas and soaring to #1 on the charts with her ever-catchy music, she’s usually in the kitchen. T-Swizzle has made it quite clear that she loves to bake, even going so far as to get her celebrity friends in on the hobby when she has her star-studded get-togethers.
She even baked a pavlova with food superstar, Ina Garten, last year.
Swift recently revealed to the world that her favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe comes from the Food Network’s Anne Burrell who she, on June 11, tweeted: “@chefanneburrell saw you in my mentions & wanted to let you know that your chocolate chip cookie recipe was a real turning point in my life.”
Get the full recipe below:
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 cup rolled oats
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
– 2 eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 12 ounces block dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
– 1 cup walnuts, chopped
– Large flake sea salt, for garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and kosher salt.
3. In large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter. Using an electric beater or the paddle attachment of the stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until it they are light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat them into the butter and sugar mixture. Add in the vanilla as well.
4. With a rubber spatula or with the stand mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. Mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks and walnuts.
5. Spoon the cookie dough by 2 tablespoon-size balls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Place the cookie dough balls 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 12 to 13 minutes.
6. When the cookies come out of the oven IMMEDIATELY sprinkle each cookie with a few grains of sea salt. This is really important to do while the cookies are hot.
7. Let the cookies cool for 2 to 3 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.
Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell via Food Network
We all know what kind of influence Swift has over her legions of loyal followers, so I imagine that people everywhere will soon be whipping up these cookies in their own kitchen and quickly declaring the recipe as their personal favourite.
Me? I’m more of a “eat it because there’s chocolate” kind of person who worries less about particular ingredients and more about gorging myself with anything sweet.
Are you going to try Taylor Swift’s favourite cookie recipe? What’s your favourite cookie recipe?