Monday, August 24, 2009

The Chewy


The Chewy



Chocolate chip cookies are classic cookies and I believe they are probably at the top of mosts people "favorite cookies" list.  There really isn't anything  much better than a tall glass of milk and chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven.  I've always been a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies, I've made my own chocolate chip cookie recipe which tasted pretty good (I'm still working on making it better though) and I'm also a fan of the neiman-marcus recipe.  There are always new recipes coming out for this classic and I'm always looking for new recipes to try, just to see if there is one better than what I've had previously. 

I've read where quite a few people have made "The Chewy" by Alton Brown and they've all seemed to be big fans of it.  After reading a few reviews of the recipe I put it on my "to make" list so I could see what I thought about it.  Once I finally got around to making it I discovered all the rave about these cookies was dead on.  They are so good; the consistency is perfect and they have the right amount of chewiness and crunchiness to appeal to people of all tastes.  I think the main difference between these cookies and other recipes is the use of bread flour versus regular flour.  The bread flour just adds something to the consistency and texture of the cookies.  I believe this recipe will quench anyones cravings no matter what type of cookies they like; crunchy or fluffy and chewy.  Alton Brown definitely gave this cookie the appropriate name when he named it "The Chewy ". 

If you like homemade cookies then I definitely suggest trying out this recipe at some point in the near future.  I honestly think you will not be disappointed. 

The Chewy


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

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt the butter completely.   Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.

Pour the melted butter in a mixing bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, milk and vanilla extract and mix until completely combined. Slowly add the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Chill the dough, then scoop onto a prepared baking sheet.

The Chewy

Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

The Chewy

Recipe Source: Alton Brown,  The Food Network 


1 comment:

The Novice Chef said...

MMM these look awesome!

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