Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Jan 1, 2014 01:28 PM

Has anyone tried the chocolate chip cookie recipe posted on Serious Eats?

I make a lot of chocolate chip cookies so the article and recipe posted on Serious Eats naturally piqued my interest. Has anyone tried it yet? It is more involved than my usual cookie, but I will put in the time if it's worth it. Please let me know!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Haven't tried SE recipe, but did make a CCC discovery during my baking this holiday season. I like chewy (bendy) cookies of all kinda. Found that if butter is melted and creamed into sugar AFTER cooling, cookies are soft, the way I like them.

    1. I assume you mean this one:

      I haven't tried it just yet, but it looks solid and the article about his insane testing makes me want to trust it.
      i have stuck with the nytimes recipe for a very long time now and swear by it.

      1. Cooling the butter would be unnecessary. I found that bread flour makes a superior cookie if you're looking for chewy and gooey. The version I make is even better the second through fifth day after making than it is right out of the oven and it's super easy to make. (The most important thing is to weigh the flour)

        I tried putting the salt on top to look fancy but in this case it really tastes better mixed in with the dough:

        EDIT: Melting the butter also helps a lot with the chew and since I'm already melting it, I take it all the way to the brown stage. The extra flavor is *off the hook*!

        1. Haven't tried it yet, but now I'm going to. And I will report back before the week is through.

          A while back I tried the Levain bakery knockoffs, made with bread flour, and while I thought they were good, my boyfriend thought they were THE BEST. That's how he said it: THE BEST! He was absolutely obsessed with them.

          I bake CCCs at least once a week to give to friends and family and every time I drop off a batch, someone says "Those are the best cookies I've ever had." I alternate between my own recipe and testing random others.

          It's interesting how many different recipes yield "the best" cookies. So subjective. I also agree with JetLaggedChef about the salt thing.

          I have half a dozen CCCs I baked last night sitting on the counter right now... late night cookie binge time.

          10 Replies
          1. re: nothingswrong

            I made some of the Levain knockoffs as well, and they really were about the best cookies I've ever had!

            1. re: nothingswrong

              Do you have a recipe for the levain cookies?

                1. re: jbsiegel

                  What are the odds that this will work with margarine?

                  1. re: cheesecake17

                    It will "work" yet lose a lot of flavor.....
                    If you must use margarine due to dietary restrictions Earth Balance is closest i've had to a butter flavor.

                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                      Thanks. That's what I usually use.
                      I'll try it with butter next time I have to make Smething dairy

                    2. re: cheesecake17

                      well, it'll work but the point of melting and browning the butter is for the flavor which can be only achieved with butter. melting the margarine will give you decent texture but not the flavor.

                    3. re: jbsiegel

                      Yeah, mine was similar to that. Don't remember if it used cornstarch though.

                      1. re: nothingswrong

                        I haven't made them in a while. This reminded me it's definitely time to do so again!!! Yum!!!

                2. I just finished the entire SE article. Wow that's some dedication, huh?!

                  I'm still a big fan of the recent hard boiled egg added to the dough version I found here some time back and continue to make in big, small and mini sizes. My family loves these.

                  And check these out: Chocolate chip cookie ravioli.