Saturday, September 24, 2016

ALTON BROWN'S "THE CHEWY" CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES




I made this recipe many years ago. I was traveling to Florida to visit a friend who admitted she was a horrible baker. I baked her a batch of cookies the night before my flight. The visit was before 9-11 and there wasn't an issue bring food as a carry on.

The only problem I had was I kept snacking on the cookies on the flight down! I shared them with the guy sitting next to me who loved them and the stewardess had to try a few. Let's just say by the time I got to her house the bag sure wasn't full!!

There was one bag of chips left in my pantry and I wanted to use them up before we go back to Florida.  

They made a trip to Canada when we visited the in-laws. Gabe's cousin loved them.

Recipe from Oprah

Ingredients:

 1 cup unsalted butter
12 ounces (about 2¼ cups) bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ounces (¼ cup) granulated sugar
8 ounces (1¼ cup) light brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) whole milk
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chip

Directions:

Melt the butter in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, then set aside to cool slightly.

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda onto a paper plate.

Pour the butter into your stand mixer's work bowl. Add the sugars and beat with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 2 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract.

Slow the mixer to "stir" and slowly work the egg mixture into the butter and sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds

Using the paper plate as a slide, gradually integrate the dry ingredients, stopping a couple of times to scrape down the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula

Once the flour is worked in, drop the speed to "stir" and add the chocolate chips.

Chill the dough for 1 hour

Heat the oven to 375 degrees F and place the racks in the top third and bottom third of the oven.

Scoop the dough into 1 1/2-ounce portions onto parchment paper sheets.

Bake for 15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through.

Remove from the oven, slide the parchment with the cookies onto a cooling rack. 

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28 comments:

  1. Lol, you are lucky there were any cookies left by the time you got there. These look so very yummy. I love chewy cookies, and I can imagine how chewy these are. Only problem is, I do not have the patience to sift flour and to do all the steps this recipe says. You can tell I am NOT a baker. If it doesn't have 2 steps, I am done. You are such a great cook and baker. It takes time to do all this, and it shows in your cooking and baking.

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    1. I love to bake, it give me a purpose

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  2. These look amazing, Linda! I love a good cookie ;)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  3. you had me at chocolate..... :) I love chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for the recipe, it's going to be copied and made when I get time and energy!

    Myra, I use cake flour if I don't want to sift, i'm trying to use up what I have before the expiration date.

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    1. Sending you lots and lots of hugs-

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  4. Those look like my kind of chocolate chip cookies. I'm not a soft cake-like cookie lover so these would be right up my alley. Oh boy I bet you had some happy people on that plane after they had those cookies! I've always got bread flour on hand for making our daily bread for breakfast and sandwiches so I'm equipped to give these a try. I'll wait until Robin and family come so I can send them home for the boys' lunches.

    Thanks Linda-I miss Alton Brown's "Good Eats" show on Food Network...I learned a lot of good tips from him.

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    1. Gabe loved that show, it use to be on at 7 pm and he would watch it every episode.

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  5. My husband likes crunchy cookies, but I like 'em chewy, so I might just have to whip up a batch of these myself! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Lisa- hope you have a great week also and Happy Fall!

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  6. We love a good chewy cookie!
    You were really nice to share! I'm not sure I would have! Lol
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Michelle

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  7. Recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Link Party:).

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  8. Cookies!!!!! yes. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST.

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    1. You know I love cookies!

      See you next week.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #WonderfulWednesday. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Tuesday when we open our doors at 7:00 PM EST.

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  10. I'm still waiting on the shipment!! :) YUMMMMM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Wonder where that pony is now? Maybe they stopped and are enjoying your cookies! LOL

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  11. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Wednesday when we open our doors at 9:00 PM EST.

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  12. These look so divine!!! Got to give them a try! :)

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  13. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty. I look forward to what you will share next week! We hope you’ll come back again next Thursday when we open our doors at 9:00 AM EST.

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  14. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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