A CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE "AH-HA!" MOMENT AND OTHER COOKIE EPIPHANIES
- monavano Sep 30, 2011 12:25 PM
Today I decided to let the Google gods reveal a new chocolate chip cookie recipe for me. I chose the "Best Chocolate Chip Cookies" recipe and went for it. They turned out so, so good. For once, my chocolate chip cookies are thick, not flat. Yes! Puffy even!
The thing that was quite different to me was that the baking soda was added like a slurry. I mixed 1 tsp. baking soda with 2 tsp. warm water, then added to the batter.
Just thought I'd share!
Any other cookie epiphanies?
"bigger reaction with the baking soda to cause more rise"
That was my first thought, more rapid activation for a higher initial rise. They look gooood. I like crispy outside and chewy inside; the walnut addition is a big plus for me. A Saturday project for me this weekend!
Thanks, monavano, for this link. The google cookie gods were smiling on you.
i am an extremely picky cookie lover, believing that 99.9% of cookies in the U.S. are too sweet. Given that, the only great choc chip cookie recipe i have ever seen and eaten- is from Boston's own Rick Katz, whose recipe includes coffee powder to cut sweetness and give coffee flavor, and dried apricots to give chew(you can't taste them). The recipe for Mocha Choc Chip Cookies is in Baking with Julia Child.Hope you'll try them and love them!