Cookies Get Thumbs Up – Recipe is a Keeper!
THUMBS UP! Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe shared from Epicurious is definitely a KEEPER!
In fairness, I should have photographed my cookies in a similar display (black cooling rack over a white dish towel) but this was all I could manage quickly before the ‘monster’ taste tested!
The batter was rich and thick, with an almost caramel flavor. I used a sucanat sugar giving the batter a darker color and stronger flavor than a lighter golden-colored brown sugar might. Oh yes…and I used chocolate chunks (broken up chocolate bar) instead of chocolate chips.
Instructions are to flatten the scoop of batter with the palm of your hand, slightly dampened. My batter was too sticky for that, so instead, I flattened it with the back of a wooden spoon dipped in water. The result (top of photo) was a large, thin, flat cookie (perhaps I needed more flour or perhaps it was just a higher humidity day).
The second batch were not flattened (bottom of top photo), just dropped onto the cookie sheet (no extra flour added and yes – I used parchment paper). This resulted in a slightly smaller but thicker cookie. Both batches were baked a tad longer to get a nice brown crusty edge, which I prefer.
Flattened or Non-Flattened? Both have a delightful ‘chewy’ texture AND a delicious flavor. The unflattened cookies have an almost ’professional’ appearance!
Cookie Monster’ husband prefers the thicker style but is devouring both – that is a THUMBS UP!
What were your results? Is this recipe a keeper?