Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"The Chewy" Chocolate Chip Cookie

Snow day #2! Yes, we got 2 blizzards in one week, each about 2 feet of snow. So, again, I headed to the kitchen to bake. I have seen the recipe for "The Chewy" Chocolate Chip Cookie by Alton Brown on quite a few blogs and it is supposedly the best chocolate chip cookie recipe out there. I actually haven't baked chocolate chip cookies in a long time and these were awesome! I may want to try a couple of more recipes soon to compare....

Adapted from: "The Chewy" by Alton Brown (I found on

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups bread flour (I used all purpose 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

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside. Pour the melted butter in the mixer's work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. A dd the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Chill the dough, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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