Friday, August 15, 2008

A Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

I get sucked into Good Eats every now and again, sometimes he bores me with all the science, haha. When he did this show on Three Chips for Sister Marsha, about 3 different kinds of chocolate chip cookies, I just knew I had to try them for myself. I am on a quest to find a chocolate chip cookie that I like. I like them soft with a great flavor. No hard crunchy or flat cookies here, no no. So, I opted to give it a try. I don't have a #20 scooper, but after some research, I think it measures out to be about 1/4 cup, so I used that. I did not get 2 1/2 dozen cookies like they state, using 1/4 c I got 14 cookies. These are nice cookies, but I'm not a huge fan of all the brown sugar flavor. These were soft, even softer on day 2. I'm not sure about being chewy though. *sigh* I guess I keep searching.

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
Parchment paper Baking sheets

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
Pour the melted butter in the mixer's work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Recipe from Alton Brown & Foodnetwork
See this also at Just Baking

cookies #13 & 14 were huge ones

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7 Lovely Comments:

Martha said...

this will sound terrible.. but I cannot bake.. I don't know why. here is the terrible part.. I buy the cookie mix on the baking aisle and make those.. they come out better than anything I have made from scratch.. love all your posts and would love to hear you take on this.

Jo. said...

Can I have one cookie. Not actually can I have two. Or maybe not. Can I have all those cookies you baked. They look sooooooo delicious.

Anonymous said...

You can bump up the chewiness by using dark brown sugar in place of regular. But not everyone likes that molasses aftertaste to their cookies.

AnickH said...

Those look so beautiful ive been wanting to try this recipe for a long time

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