1/3 cup buttermilk or 1/3 cup
( at room temperature cut into pieces)
granulated sugar, plus
semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt, and set aside.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- With an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat butter until creamy.
- Add sugar and beat 3 to 5 minutes until pale and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Scrape down sides of bowl and reduce speed to low.
- Add flour mixture-mix only until blended. Scrape down sides of bowl again.
- Add buttermilk or cream (or yogurt, if using) and mix only until blended.
- Add vanilla and rum, and stir in chocolate chips.
- Fold in raisins.
- Using ice cream scoop, scoop 1/3 cupfuls of dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
- Bake 12 minutes at 350°F (180°C) then reduce to 325°F (160°C) and bake 10-13 minutes longer.
- Watch them closely, you only want them a pale color.
- Note: If desired, you can freeze the scoopfuls of dough until ready to bake.