Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Third and Final Chocolate Chip Cookie Least for now

Well let's just say that I am not a huge fan of the chocolate chip cookie recipe by Alton Brown. They taste just like the cookies from the recipe on the back of the bag and they are GREASY! Trust me, I tried 3 of them just to make sure. One hot, one warm, and one after they cooled. It is quite a sacrifice in the name of research, good thing they were not that big.
The supposed secret ingredient of this recipe is using bread flour to produce a more chewy cookie. I don't think it did anything for the recipe. The other common chewy cookie method is to melt the butter first.

I love using a small ice-cream scoop to portion out the cookies. Much easier than messing around with spoons or measuring cups.
These do not take long in the oven.....first pan got a little too dark on the edges. I learned from that and checked them sooner on the next round.
You can certainly try this recipe if you like and be sure to let me know if you get any better results than I did. Here is the link to the recipe. The recipe has hundreds of positive reviews on the food network site....hmmmm? Maybe they will be better tomorrow. They still taste good enough to eat!


So if you leave these cookies alone overnight in a sealed container they get better. They seem to absorb more of the grease (still greasy but not as bad) and get more chewy and soft. Matt also thought they were pretty good after he tried them.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent approach (one hot, one warm, one cool). Very scientific!