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Nov 14, 2008 06:42 AM

Thinking of selling chocolate chip cookies........

I want to sell chocolate chip cookies here in our office. I'm thinking of using "The Chewy" recipe by Alton brown, but I've read somewhere that the recipe will produce cookies that tastes great but not appetizing to look at (browner than usual). I want to sell cookies that are chewy (will stay that way after several days), not overly sweet and looks good enough to sell. Has anyone tried the Cook's llustrated recipe? Is it better than Alton Brown's? Please help!

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  1. this is kind of off-topic, but in most communities it's illegal to sell food cooked in a personal residence, unless it's for a fund-raiser like a church bake-sale. might want to check your local ordinances.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      i'll be selling the cookies at our annual christmas bazaar/bakesale here in the office

    2. If you are not sure, it would be a good idea to try out both recipes and see which, if either, you prefer.

      We like The recipe on the back of the Nestle Chocolate Chips, but we use chunks of semisweet chocolate, rather than chips, and sub out dark brown sugar for the white. Nuts are optional, as you like, but if you use them, we always recommend toasting them first.

      1. The CI recipe is excellent, for the big and chewy cookies. They just look impressive when people see them. I like to add a little extra flour (maybe a couple of tablespoons) and then use half chocolate chip, half toffee bits. The one for regular ccc is okay but there are many better recipes. This one, from Jacques Torres is one of the best, plus you make the dough in advance (which helps w/ every recipe) and refrigerate.

        You know what would be great, if you're working the bake sale is to have a panini press and make cookies there, as people buy them. It takes a couple of minutes and are amazing. Hot, fresh cookies, slightly crispy on the outside but nice and chewy inside.

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        1. re: chowser

          Great idea! Who can resist fresh, hot cookies? I would definitely try JT's recipe. Thanks chowser!!

          1. re: sweethaven

            tried the NY Times recipe and it came out great! will post pics as soon as i can..