Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe
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. (https://theapronarchives.com/2011/05/08/americas-test-kitchen-perfect-chocolate-chip-cookies/) 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.
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.
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.