Friday, January 29, 2010

"The Chewy" Chocolate Chip Cookies

After reading great reviews about Alton Brown's "The Chewy" I decided to try it, even though I already had a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. "The Chewy" is by far my new favorite! These cookies are soft on the inside but slightly crispy around the edges. After three days they still taste fresh baked. I highly encourage any chocolate chip cookie lover to try this recipe!


2 sticks unsalted butter

2 1/4 cups bread flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 cups brown sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons milk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
  • Pour the melted butter in the mixer's work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Chill the dough, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Source: The Food Network's Alton Brown

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