Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Cookie

Right before my oven D I E D and I do mean died a week and a half ago, my family made a realization. The cookie dough in the freezer was no longer ear marked for my extracurricular activities. No soccer or softball teams. No Bake sales...

And the request for a couple warm cookies began.

And then the oven died and the requests stopped. 

(I'm still recovering from my no oven experience. You try planning for an Oscar Party when your oven dies. Yeah, you get creative but you get annoyed too, ha!)

This is the NY Times Cookie and is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The first time I tried it it came out busy, sweet. That is because I used an adaptation. The recipe I've linked is the way to go.



And you ask, but WHY, Ellen? What makes it so fabulous? Besides the fact it tastes good? The texture and quality chocolate. How, Ellen, how?! Fine you, with your wants of whiny details:

1. The combination of flours. Bread and Cake - it's really what gives it the best texture.
2. It's a lot of butter, no lie.
3. Quality chocolate that is not so sweet as well as the size. This batch my discs from Tcho chocolate were too big so I just cut them a bit with a chef's knife not a lot of effort, but manageable and tasty.
4. The fridge / freezer cure again adds to the texture.

Go on try it and tell me if you like it. 

True confession: I've been out of fleur de sel for months and have been cheating using Kosher and I'm totally okay with it.

27 comments:

  1. The cookie sounds delicious! I agree about the flours and butter--nothing like a good, warm choc chip cookie! Sorry about the oven--I could go two weeks without mine, sadly! lol

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    1. Honestly. It's not good for me how much I like this cookie. I often like to bake but not eat. This cookie is not that kind of situation. I baked extra and took a few to stash at my desk at work.

      Baking and cooking is not for everyone. That's why we have yarn ;) Which by the way I'm struggling with.

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  2. I haven't made chocolate chip cookies in ages. I like cookies that are slightly soft, not crunchy.

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    1. Yes, me too. These are definitely more soft than crunchy. A little chew in there :)

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  3. What what what how can I be nearly 60 and not know CAKE flour?????? Im a horrible baker but this could be my AHA moment in the kitchen! THANKS ELLEN

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    1. I adore you Kathy B. I love it for my mini Victoria Sponge Cakes. there are whole studies on which flours are best for what recipes, but I'm lazy or busy (depending on my mood) and am grateful for everyone else, that tests it out and writes it up for me, ha!

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  4. Mmmmmmm...I could use a nice warm cookie right from the oven right now. Those look delish!

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    1. Thanks Araignee. I'd bake you a whole batch and we could knit and watch something fun or jeer at the news together lol.

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  5. Seriously? You are going to post a photo like that and not provide a taste testing? The nerve!

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    1. How I wish I could share cookies with you all. Hugs!

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  6. Starving over here! And I wasn't before I read your blog. They look so delicious!!! I think I've used this recipe too

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    1. I have one stashed at my desk right now. shh. It's a solid recipe. I'm glad to know my knit bloggers are familiar!

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  7. Oof I want a cookie so bad right now and it is only 8:40 am.

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    1. Um I do believe that the morning is an excellent time for a cookie, especially if you take tea or coffee, but I've been known to eat one with a glass of hot water. Don't ask. It's another one of my weirdo moments.

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  8. mmm cookies!! bummer about your oven betraying you like that!

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    1. I was so sad, Karen but I'm back in business now! :)

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  9. I'm a big fan of the Tollhouse cookie recipe, but you've got me intrigued!

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    1. Oh yes, I will never knock the original Tollhouse recipe, but I have been doing those for so long, this is a nice and tasty change!

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  10. Ooh, Mamasita, WANT to try this recipe now. Chocolate chip cookies are so classic! Sorry your oven died.

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    1. DO IT and report back Stef! These just elevate the game. I'm happy to be baking again. I'm trying not to go overboard and stay up too late.

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  11. Yum! Chocolate chip cookies of any kind are my favorite. I just might have to try your recipe!

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  12. Will have to try this recipe! My guys are always asking me to bake chocolate chips cookies but they are truthfully not my favorite. I prefer sugar cookies. I know! Boring as heck but I love them.

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