Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

As an avid cookie baker, I'm always looking for a really great recipe for the classics. I enjoy venturing out into new treat territory, but with Sam requesting chocolate chip cookies most often, I have been on a quest for the perfect recipe. I have found it! Tonight I baked my personal best batch of chocolate chip cookies thanks to Alton Brown.

After scanning the Food Network search results from my cookie query, I noticed a cookie listed as “Chewy” with a 5 star rating based on 485 reviews. This I had to try and it did not disappoint.

Thankfully, I had a bag of bread flour waiting in the pantry and kosher salt on hand. These appeared to be the only out of the ordinary ingredients. The dough had to be chilled for a bit and then, using an ice cream scoop, I plopped out 6 “gimantic” (as Sam would say) balls of dough on my parchment lined cookie sheets. Just 14 minutes in the oven and I pulled out the large, beautiful cookies that turned out perfectly chewy, but not under done. There was also a nice golden crisp to the cookie exterior that combined nicely with the chewy interior.

This recipe is a must for any chocolate chip cookie lover you know: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/the-chewy-recipe/index.html.


Sassy said...

Mmmm. I'm trying this recipe right now. But I'm adding pecans. The batter tasted yummy so I'm assuming the cookies will be even better. Can't wait!

Sassy said...

My husband thinks these are the best chocolate chip cookies ever not only because they are chewy but because they are BIG and they don't skimp on chocolate chips!

Anne said...

I've made them twice now and I think my better batch was with just an hour of chilling the dough. The second time I chilled overnight and the cookies were a bit undercooked. Note to self. LOVE these cookies!

Sassy said...

Yes, I chilled them for 24 hours and noticed my cooking time was more like 20 minutes rather than 15.