Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TWD: My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, Day 8 of "8 Days with Dorie"


Kait of Kait’s Plate selected My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies for this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe.

Chocolate chip cookies are like brownies in that there are so many variations, from cakey to chewy to thick to thin to crispy to soft. It's hard to say that any one recipe is the best, because every one's definition of the best is different.

I thought Dorie's chocolate chip cookies (I'm going to call them "CCC" from here on out) were on the thin and crispy side. They were good, but I tend to like my CCC thicker and softer. I'm glad I tried these, though, it's always nice to have another data point in the quest to find the perfect (for me) chocolate chip cookies. Plus, a not-perfect CCC is better than no CCC at all, right?

OK, that's all for now, folks. Tomorrow and the next day I'll post the last two recipes in my "to bake" TWD list. After that, I'm all caught up and will have baked every recipe the group has baked since the beginning of TWD. Woo hoo! And yes, I'm an insane over achiever... woo hoo!

You can find the cookie recipe on Kait's blog, or in Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours".

13 comments:

Clivia said...

Your photo is cookbook perfect! You apparently over-achieve in many ways.

vibi said...

Your right... chocolate chip cookies should usually be eaten right coming out of the oven, for exactly that reason. Which in the end... is not soooo hard to do really! LOL

Very well done Jacque!

Megan said...

You over-achiever you - catching up on all those recipes!

I too think ccc are very subjective - and these weren't my favorite. So far, I'm hearing rave reviews about Alton Browns recipe, though - that'll be my next attempt.

Jill @ Jillicious Discoveries said...

I just caught up with all of your 8 days with Dorie posts--and I have to say how much I LOVED the picture of the white cake with the lovely chocolate curls--decorated so simple, yet beautiful! Great job on 8 days of baking! :)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Congratulations on completing this personal challenge! You did a great job :) I too am a fan of the thick and chewy ones!

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful cookies.


My dough is chilling in the fridge.

Juliana said...

Who does not like chocolate chip cookies just right out of the oven? Yummie!

Flourchild said...

Yum they look good! This was a great recipe..easy and good!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, they do look delicious!

Mary said...

They look great! I can't believe you've caught up on baking. I've only been a member for a couple of months and I'm already behind!

Susan said...

I am like you...I like my cookies thicker and more chewy. Yours look wonderful. I have enjoyed following along on your marathon! :)

Mimi said...

I've decided for this recipe that I enjoyed eating the cookie dough better than the baked cookie.
Mimi

Katrina said...

Ahh, just caught up on like your last 6-8 TWD rewinds. Awesome. Makes me want to bake, bake, bake! Sigh.
ccc's--my fave. These, not my fave, but they certainly all got eaten!