Friday, June 25, 2010

Super Fantastic Amazing Cookie Dough

I love cookie dough.  And brownie batter.  My super duper calorific treats of choice.

I have been using the Toll House recipe and wasn't liking the way they cooked flat and the dough would crunch when I bit into it.  I really don't like crunching on the sugar.  I like smooth soft dough and fluffier cookies.

So I Googled; "How to make your cookies fluffier" - I love that you can type anything and it yields results and 98% of the time I find what I'm looking for.

I came to one of those Yahoo question and answer pages and someone had the same question.  Maybe a little more eloquently worded.  Someone answered with a big long answer on how to make cookies three different ways: fluffy/puffy, soft/chewy and flat/thin.  I went for a bit of a mixture between fluffy and chewy, because I don't want my cookies too cake-like.

Except this time, with this recipe the dough is so unbelievably good and exactly what I have been dreaming for I'm not even making the cookies.  I'm just going to eat the dough.  And half of it is already gone.

So, if you love dough more than the actual cookie - here is the recipe (I changed the amount of flour from the original.  I also used regular flour instead of bread flour):

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups 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
Hardware:
Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
Parchment paper
Baking sheets
Mixer

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. Add 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.


Here is the question and answer page.

6 comments:

Tiffany Fackrell said...

Oh why do you tempt me. We are dough eaters here!! I rather just eat the dough then bake the cookies. my Cambree is the same way. David thinks I am crazy. Although, he grew up not allowed to eat the dough, and well we grew up with what we liked to call, "daddy dough" my dad LOVES cookie dough!!

Han*Gaert said...

So Whitney- I have to tell you... YOU ARE AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER! :) I would totally want you to do our family pictures! I love LOVE love those maternity shots.

Amy @ Creativity Finder said...

mmm that looks really good. i never end up with very many baked cookies either. love the dough!

Randy and Capri Bird said...

So I have this recipe that I should e-mail you. Actually I have 3 that make AWSOME chocolate chip cookies. I usually rotate through them, and 2 that also are good just to eat. When I get to it I'll e-mail them to you and you can decide which one you like the best. I like them all. By the way, GREAT pictures. Love them all (even the ones you did for your sisters engagements) Keep practicing. And if you are ever in Othello when we are, feel free to practice taking our family pictures ;)

Randy and Capri Bird said...

So I have this recipe that I should e-mail you. Actually I have 3 that make AWSOME chocolate chip cookies. I usually rotate through them, and 2 that also are good just to eat. When I get to it I'll e-mail them to you and you can decide which one you like the best. I like them all. By the way, GREAT pictures. Love them all (even the ones you did for your sisters engagements) Keep practicing. And if you are ever in Othello when we are, feel free to practice taking our family pictures ;)

邦雄 said...

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