Tuesday, February 16, 2010
TWD-My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
To rephrase Forrest Gump-Chocolate chip cookies are "like a box of chocolates-you never know what you're gonna get". Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie, whether bought from a bakery, grocery store or homemade. It seems that Dorie's version of her best chocolate chip cookie wasn't some of the TWD bakers' idea of a perfect chocolate chip cookie judging from the comments on the TWD site. Although they did spread out while baking, (refrigerating the dough for one hour seem to alleviate some of the spreading) they were just as Dorie described-"thin and crisp, and a bit chewy in the center from just the right mix of sugars-granulated sugar for crispiness and brown sugar for deep caramel flavor".
While I agree chopping your own quality chocolate as opposed to buying "big name supermarket chocolate chips", my chopped chips had too many pulverized bits that when baked in the cookie almost gave them a marbled look. Next time, I will try shaking out the bits using a sieve or colander. The pecans give the cookies a nice toasty crunch and is a great complement to the rich chocolate chunks.
Thanks to Kait of Kaitsplate for her pick this edition of TWD-be sure and check her blog for the recipe and also, the TWD bakers' to see other variations of this cookie.
Gadget by The Blog Doctor.