Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Chewy

From the Food Network

I had heard people on the blogosphere talk about Alton Brown's "The Chewy" but figured I would get around to it eventually. People often brag about having the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I have been disappointed so many times that I usually don't pay much attention when I see a new version.
But after trying the Chewy, I have to say that these were the best chocolate chip cookies. Ever.
They were beautiful. Soft and buttery, with big chunks of chocolate. They made me feel like a professional. And it's all about the technique. So try it out and see what you think.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

1 cup butter (225 grams)
2 1/4 cup bread flour (I used regular all purpose)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped chocolate

Preheat the oven to 375
Melt the butter on medium heat, stirring frequently, until it begins to brown. Remove heat and let cool. In a medium sized bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

Once butter is cool, pour the melted butter in a mixer's bowl and cream together with the sugars. Then add the egg, yolk, milk, and vanilla and mix until well combined.
Slowly incorporate dry mixture until thoroughly mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.

Chill the dough for about an hour, then scoop (walnut sized) onto a prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, checking after 5 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.


WendyandGabe said...

How long do you chill?

marisa said...

i've seen this recipe before and have just never tried it. thanks for the solid recommendation. i was just thinking yesterday that i really needed to find the best chocolate chip cookie ever recipe. we'll try it out.

Ann said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and I have to say that these cookies look amazing! I am so going to try baking some in the future.