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Jun 27, 2006 11:09 PM

ISO Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I have a great Chocolate chocolate chip cookie recipe but as you can imagine it's a little heavy on the chocolate which is great when you're in the mood for that. I am looking for a Choc. chip cookie that is not super sweet and that stays chewy.

Thank you in advance.

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  1. The very best recipe I have found is Cooks Illustrateds Chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.

    Another good one is Alton Browns chewy recipe on Food Network.

    1. I'm not sure whether you're looking for a chocolate chip cookie or a chocolate-chocolate chip cookie. Anyhow, for the former, I've tried lots of recipes but keep coming back to the original Nestle's Toll House cookie. They always come out perfectly--chewy if you remove them from the oven a little early, crispy if you leave them in longer. But I substitute better chocolate chunks for the chips. My friends and co-workers enjoy all the cookies I make, but they absolutely rave about the chocolate chip cookies. I get asked for that recipe more than any other. You can probably find it all over the internet if you Google "nestle's toll house cookie."

      1. I have to agree with Becca. I have tried practically every variation and for several years was using a recipe I got from Bon Apetit a few years ago. My cookies were very good and chewy as long as I pulled them out of the oven a few minutes before the standard cooking time. Recently I took the Cooks Illustrated cookbook out of the library and I wouldn't give it back!!! I love all of the recipes but in particular was the cc cookie one. My kids devoured them and the trick is more flour and melted butter which I was skeptical about. True to word, they say soft days later and are puffy like coffee shop cookies. If you need the recipe I can post.

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        1. re: 4chowpups

          It would be great if you could post it.


          1. re: Jcooks

            Thick and Chewy Cookies from Cooks Illustrated:

            2 Cups plus 2 tlb. flour
            1/2 tsp. baking soda
            1/2 tsp. salt
            12 tlbs.unsalted butter, melted and cooled until just warm
            1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
            1/2 cup sugar
            1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
            2 tsp. vanilla
            1-1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

            325 oven, line two baking sheets with parchment or cooking spray

            Whisk dry ingredients together and set aside

            Mix butter and sugars thoroughly, beat in egg and yolk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined. Add chips. Pray that there is enough dough left to make cookies.

            Place in tsp. fulls on cookie sheets. NOTE: they provide a very detailed description of taking a ball of cookie dough, dividing it in half and putting back together with jagged edges sticking out...too much work for the difference in presentation (not a lot).

            Bake 15-18 min.

            1. re: 4chowpups

              Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely try it out!

              1. re: 4chowpups

                I humbly beg to differ. Done them both ways and have found that following the original instructions to pull the dough ball apart and reattach the two halves at the base makes for a significantly softer, chewier cookie. Perhaps because I've made this recipe dozens of times, the shaping of the dough takes hardly any time at all. Nonetheless, a great recipe. There are a number of parties I'm no longer allowed to attend unless I bring a couple of dozen.

                1. re: JoanN

                  I also love this method. I also find it is quick and easy. Great cookies.

                  1. re: JoanN

                    Okay, now that I have had a decent break from making chocolate chip cookies I will give this recipe a try. A lot of hounds have recommended this one and I have yet to make them! The last time I made triple C's they weren't great-I think I've made so many different recipes its all a big blur.I am always my worst critic! Will report back with results.

                  2. re: 4chowpups

                    ahh! yay!

                    i lost this recipe and ive been looking for it for ages.

                    1. re: 4chowpups

                      yep, another vote for this recipie, but I skip the ball forming steps as well. I do refrigerate the dough then roll them into balls and I think the refrigerating works well (on most cookie doughs).

                      1. re: 4chowpups

                        I love this recipe. Sometimes I'll increase the flour by about 2 tbsp and use half heath toffee bits and half chocolate chips. They're so good. I like to split the cookie dough ball, too, and put it together. It gives a nicer texture on top.

                        1. re: chowser

                          I made these yesterday-what a treat!! The kids loved them. I split the ball like the directions say and they were perfect. My husband the picky one perfers a more cakelike cookie, so the search continues on but I liked them!! Definately recmd them for anyone to try and I will make them again.

                          1. re: chocchipcookie

                            Have you tried the recipe posted in the comments below the Chow Video for the perfect technique for a chocolate chip cookie? It makes a cake cookie, if you follow the technique in the video.


                            1. re: chowser

                              No I haven't-thanks! That will be my next recipe I try. The technique seemed a little strange and unnecessary but I guess it does make a difference and will give it a try. I will report back!

                          2. re: chowser

                            I really like your idea of substituting Heath toffee bits for half the CCs. (My friends might not be getting bored with the CI recipe, but I am; and I used to adore Heath bars.) So today I went to three supermarkets and two drug stores (Manhattan; UWS) and didn't even see any Heath bars, no less bits. Where do you find them? What do I look for?

                            1. re: JoanN

                              I forgot they're not always easy to find. They're in the baking section with the chocolate chips but there are areas of the country where they are hard to find, and there are times of the year when stores just don't seem to carry them. In a pinch, I have frozen Heath bars and crushed them but the little pieces are great. It has gotten to the point that if I see them, I pick up a couple of bags, just in case they disappear again.

                      2. Martha Stewart's "Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie" recipe. Originally calls to be baked as one big cookie, but I make them as the regular dropped kind.

                        You can find it on her website