Friday, August 7, 2009

The Chewy (or rather, The Fluffy) Chocolate Chip Cookie

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These cookies have been making their rounds on cooking blogs for a while now. It seems like every time I open my Google reader there's another The Chewy post. But, I understand why! YUM!

However, Brian and I decided that The Chewy was a bit misleading. We didn't find them chewy, so much as fluffy. Almost cakey. Perhaps we have different definitions of Chewy than the general public? Either way, they were quite tasty!

Ingredients:

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375°

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.

Melt the butter, then pour into the bowl of an electric mixer.  Blend the sugars with the butter until smooth.  Mix in the egg and egg yolk, milk and vanilla until well combined.

Slowly mix in the flour ingredients until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Chill the batter in the refrigerator, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake for 5 minutes, then rotate the pan 180°. Bake for an additional 9 minutes.

Let cool for a minute or two, then move to a cooling rack.

Source: Alton Brown, Food Network

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