February 21, 2019

Chocolate Chip Cookie Test No. 6-Alton Brown

Alton Brown's chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe got a lot of love from The Kitchn this month in their cookie bake-off. This recipe is more traditional in the sense that it doesn't require an overnight resting period, brown butter, fancy chips or flaky sea salt. After winning the title "The Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookie," I knew I had to add this recipe into the mix.
The Recipe: Alton Brown's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
Recipe Highlights:
  • requires bread flour
  • calls for 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • first recipe i've tested that asked for the addition of whole milk (which replaces the extra egg white)
  • uses light brown sugar and only baking soda
  • butter is melted but not browned
  • refrigerated dough for one hour
  • mixed in Trader Joe's semi sweet chocolate chunks and leftover Guittard Baking Wafers
Overall: I sound like a broken record but I miss the brown butter and flaky sea salt flavor that I had from BraveTart's cookie back in test no. 3. I was telling Twin Sista everything has been downhill since then, which doesn't give these traditional cookies a fair chance with me. If you're looking for a good, standard cookie, these are your guy; just don't overbaked them---my first batch wasn't as tasty as my slightly underdone cookies, which had more flavor and chewiness. 🍪🍪🍪

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