The Chewy…

Ever since I read Em’s post about Alton Brown’s recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies back in September, I knew I had to try them. Last night the boyfriend politely requested some chocolate chip cookies, so I decided give these a go. The recipe is definitely a departure from traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes. The base of the dough is comprised of bread flour and melted butter and the brown sugar content is significantly higher than the white sugar. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I do not have a cookie dough scooper, so I measured each cookie to weigh 1.6 ounces, rolled the weighed dough into balls and placed them on a silpat lined baking sheet. I baked these for 12 minutes and in my opinion, these are the perfect chewy cookie. You can check out the Good Eats episode, Three Chips for Sister Marsha through youtube by clicking here. Alton also makes “The Thin” and “The Puffy” in this episode…whichever your cookie preference, one of recipes is sure to please your palette!

The Chewy courtesy of the food network

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 extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
Parchment paper Baking sheets
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

12 Responses to “The Chewy…”

  1. Cristine — December 18, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Mmmm!I could go for a chocolate chip cookie right about now!


  2. ovenhaven — December 18, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Ever since I tried Alton Brown’s Chewy, it’s been my favourite chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe! I love how it still remains chewy the next day :)


  3. The Food Librarian — December 18, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I must have done something wrong when I tried these…they were rocks. Will try again since you had such success!!! Great looking cookies!


  4. Ingrid — December 18, 2008 at 11:20 am

    You messing with Em’s boyfriend? Does she know? LOL!

    I’m sure the package will be fine. Thanks again for giving my the opportunity to win it!


  5. Cathy — December 18, 2008 at 11:42 am

    I’m making these, that’s it — nobody’s going to stop me! I love a chewy chocolate chip cookie, and Alton seems like he actually tinkered with the ingredients to ensure that result, rather than just cutting down the cooking time or praying. These look fabulous!


  6. Court — December 19, 2008 at 9:42 am

    These look lovely. I just want to reach into the picture and fold one in half just to watch it bend.


  7. Kim W — December 19, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Made these last night. Yummy!!! I loved that I didn’t have to wait for the butter to be room temp to proceed. A new family favorite!


  8. ~Dana — December 19, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    These look soooo yummy!!! I can’t wait to try them!!!


  9. Annie — December 20, 2008 at 1:57 am

    I would definitely choose chewy out of those! I usually just slightly undercook all cookies so they are chewy! These ones look great!


  10. The Blonde Duck — December 20, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Yum! They sound great!


  11. Ginger — December 21, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I am adding these to my New Years Eve cookie tray. They really look so yummy!!


  12. Klára — May 25, 2009 at 11:16 am


    Can anyone enlighten me, 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of … anything? I am from Hungary.

    Anyway, I adore your blog, I’m checking it every week (all right, all right, twice a week :-) )!
    I love your pics too, I allways get hungry when I look at these temping pictures.

    Keep up the good work!

    Klára from Hungary


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