Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"The Chewy" Chocolate Chip Cookies

Taking a break from the grueling task of the Winnie the Pooh shower cake (it will be beautiful when I finish, at least, but woooow am I tired of working on it) to make Walter's office its weekly snack.

The Chewy

This is Alton Brown's recipe, and a quite popular one. It'd be even better if it made any sense. Everyone I know that has tried it has had different results. Me? I doubled the recipe. The second time I made the recipe, the cookies turned out like the ones above. The first time, they looked like this:

All of them tasted good, so Walter's office is not shorted, but it confuses me that they did not all turn out the same. I DID chill the second batch, but not the first. That could have something to do with it. Regardless, this was an okay recipe, but I don't think it will replace my Better Homes and Gardens one.

-2 sticks unsalted butter
-2 1/4 cups bread flour
-1 teaspoon kosher salt (I used table 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

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Melt the butter. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
3. Add the sugar and brown sugar to melted butter. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed with an electric mixer. Add the egg, yolk, milk, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Chill the dough, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, rotating the sheet halfway through and checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.


Elyse said...

I bet chilling did make the difference! That's crazy that something so "little" could make such a big difference. No matter, though, because both sets of chewy CCCs look AMAZING. CCCs are my favorite. I love 'em. So glad you took a break from your cake to share these cookies :)

Joelen said...

I loved this recipe and it's delicious made with whole wheat flour too!