Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My wife does a fair amount of experimenting with different types cookies. In the past she's kind been all over the place instead of really trying to focus on one she likes and then perfecting it. Thankfully she's zeroed in one of my favorites - chocolate cookies. I've been eating my fair share lately, and I have to hand it to her - she's putting out some seriously good, bakery quality cookies.

 Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

She's more of the soft and chewy type. Me? I fall under the billy goat category. Put a cookie - any cookie - in front of me and I'll happily eat it. I can say that as far as billy goats are concerned this is certainly on the high end of the scale for quality c-chip cookies. Click here for the link to the recipe.

A few notes from the cook:

  • A smaller scoop yielding about a 50g ball of dough seems to be the ideal size.
  • Parchment was used instead of a Silpat. I don't know exactly what is but sometimes a Silpat works better for some cookies, and for other cookies it's the other way around.
  • Sprinkle a high quality fleur de sel. just as you pull them from the oven. It adds a little extra oomph to the flavor of the cookie. She used Le Saunier de Camargue which looks like it was just made by the ocean. It has kind of an irregular look to it that separates it from most sea salts you see. .
  • Two types of chocolate (58% and 64%) were used. For these, the best "cheap" chocolate was used - Peters from Fantasy Candies. If funds allow for it, use decent chocolate, you'll thank me later.
  • Normally cooking times vary from oven to oven, but these were taken out (turning halfway through) at exactly 15 minutes and they came out like an Original Cookie cookie *Whoah, '80's flashback*.

3 comments:

  1. Here's our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/dining/091crex.html

    Warning, these cookies are decadent! We've tasted the "real thing" at Jacque Torres, and these are almost if not exactly the same.

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  2. We've made that recipe before, and it's good! The problem is that we never have the forethought to make the dough a day ahead. This is 2011 and everything is about instant gratification! We'll probably pick up some of his chips when we're in New York in a couple of weeks. Always on the lookout for chocolate that is good - cheap OR expensive. These people went to New York and had some of those cookies you're talking about ;)

    http://heightseats.com/2011/01/nyc-chocolate-tour/

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  3. Amazingly easy and really looks delicious. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my Food Safety Course.

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