The Chewy (cookie)

I always enjoy watching Good Eats – it’s educational, entertaining and it’s all about food. I remember seeing this episode a long time ago but I never tested any of the three cookie recipes in the show. Tonight that all changed when I made the “chewy” cookie – I would have chosen the “thin” cause those kind are my fave. M really likes underdone cookies – ick! These aren’t taken out early or anything, but with the higher ratio of brown sugar and the use of bread flour keeps these cookies moist and prevents them from drying out. The batter is much smoother and creamy than any other I’ve ever made, but it’s super tasty…I couldn’t resist!

These turned out to be as good as they look, but I didn’t find them to be “chewy” at all…which is just all right with me. M warms any cookie up in the microwave before eating anyway, so that softens them up a bit. Thanks for reading, enjoy!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – adapted from Alton Brown

  • 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

Hardware:

  • Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheets
  • Mixer

Direction –

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.

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