Americas Test Kitchen “Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies” review

If you like it, please share it! 🙂

Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe

All ingredients needed for these perfect cookies
Ingredients needed (wine included).

First, let me tell you, I suck at baking.  I really, really suck.   I always do something wrong and my recipe fails miserably.   And let me tell you, I. LOVE.CHOCOLATE. CHIPS.COOKIES.  I love chocolate chip cookies

like I love wine.  I am always seeking out good chocolate chip cookies.  So, Floggers, I found this recipe on Pinterest (of course Pinterest) on The Apron Archives’ Blog. ( And, as far as recipes go, America’s Test Kitchen recipes are the best.  They tell you what works, what doesn’t work, why it works, why it doesn’t work.   So, when I found this recipe for chocolate chip cookies I HAD TO TRY IT.   Interestingly, this recipe did not require any appliances other than the stove top and oven (good for tiny house living).  It did not require a mixer or blender.   I used two bowls (medium and large) and a whisk.  All the ingredients are in the kitchen (other than chocolate chips and nuts).   The recipe called for a lot of butter.  So, this is a no calorie saving recipe – you would think Paula Dean was doing this recipe, ha ha.

OMG! Butter!
Butter melting time!
Butter melting time!
Melting more butter with my browned butter
Melting more butter with my browned butter











Flogger Tip:  Next time, to do this recipe, I would double up and make 24 cookies rather than just 12.  The recipe said I would have 16 cookies, I managed to get 12, which is fine, they were BIG cookies.  I let the kiddos eat only one (since technically they were eating two cookies).  But, to go through the trouble, next time I will make a double batch.

Final mix. No beater needed.

Flogger alert: These cookies were very time consuming.  They required you to brown the butter and then then mix more butter in the melted butter then whisk the sugars into the butter.  Believe it or not, there is also down time to the mixing.  As far as the mixing goes, I had my doubts, but I followed the recipe EXACTLY and, I will say, it was sheer awesomeness.       These cookies are the big, bad “professional” type cookies and they were completely devoured by my entire family.

Flogger Deviation: I admit, I used an entire bag of chocolate chips (xx oz) – since the bag was a little more than what was required in the recipe.  Other than that, I followed the recipe and it was PERFECT.

Flogger recommendation: I HIGHLY recommend this recipe.  Try it out.  Play with it.  Let me know any little deviations that pay off.  Enjoy, Floggers.

Voila! All Done!


  1. Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful post.
    Many thanks for providing these details.

    1. Author

      Thank you for your interest! More post will be coming!

  2. Hi would you mind letting me know which web
    host you’re utilizing? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I
    must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend
    a good hosting provider at a fair price? Thanks,
    I appreciate it!

    1. Author


      I use with word press. 🙂 I’m still trying to figure out this blogging stuff, sorry it took me so long to respond.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *