Sunday, March 28, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Craze!

Over the last couple months, I’ve been making different recipes for chocolate chip cookies.  Oh, who am I kidding, I’ve been making all kinds of chocolate chip cookies forever.  What I was trying to say is that I’ve recently tried a number of recipes and haven’t blogged about them yet.  So here it is, my little two cents worth.  Let’s start with these---

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My cookie-mad pal, Anna, at Cookie Madness made these about a month ago.  She liked the name so much that she decided she just had to make them.  This recipe is found at Allrecipes and they do have a very enticing name, Felix K’s ‘Don’t Even Try To Say These Aren’t The Best You’ve Ever Eaten, Because They Are’ Chocolate Chip Cookies.. 

Now don’t you hate it when you have a recipe printed somewhere, you’ve made it, have photos of the cookies, but can’t find the recipe you wrote all your notes on?  Yep, I hate that.  But this is one of those recipes.  Thanks to my comments on Anna’s blog, I do have some written recollection about these cookies. 

The cookies bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes, and are then supposed to sit on the baking sheet for 20 minutes.  Um, not for this girl.  I like a cookie baked at a higher temperature and 10 minutes is about all I can wait for them to bake.  I did follow the recipe and bake them for 15 minutes, but I only let them sit on the baking sheets for 10 minutes—I wanted to finish and needed my sheet!  I don’t think that really changed anything about the cookies.  I really liked the cookies, they look great and have a great texture.  I thought they were delicious a couple hours after baking them.  Kevin thought they were okay, he thought they tasted like they had molasses in them.  The cookies are made with all brown sugar—2 cups for one cup of butter, which is quite a lot.  So I was actually impressed that Kevin noticed that taste in them.  (I complain a lot that sometimes he just engulfs food and doesn’t even taste it.  That said, he didn’t love the cookies, but thought they were just okay.)

And then, something strange happened with the cookies.  Remember I said they were fantastic a few hours after they baked.  They really were.  And then, the next day, we thought they were way too crispy and almost stale.  Not sure why that was.  That said, no offense to Felix K, but I’ll have to say they aren’t the best I’ve ever eaten.  Good though and I do love that they look like the perfect chocolate chip cookie.  Maybe baking them a few minutes less or a little higher oven temperature or something would be fun to try another time, because I kind of liked the brown sugar taste.  But stay tuned—there are more chocolate chip cookies coming up!

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15 comments:

mike said...

Crazy.... :) These look great Katrina! - I can't imagine they'd get so stale so soon. Love the name AND the all brown sugar. I'm sure they tasted a little like molasses or butterscotch.. nothing wrong with that! Thanks for the link - I need to try these!

vickys said...

I love the awesome name! It's like telling people to just shut it and eat! :)

Tracey said...

Oooh, fun - I haven't seen this recipe floating around yet! They do indeed look like the perfect chocolate chip cookie and I know I'd love them with all that brown sugar.

Valen said...

Yay, chocolate chip cookies! I hate it when they get like break your tooth hard the next day! I give the hard ones to my family who love them.

Lisa said...

I love a chocolate chip cookie experiment, finding the best of the best. I'll be checking back to see what's next. Wonder if you'll find anything in the same league as the NY Times cookie? (I haven't.)

Lisa Ernst said...

P.S. I think I read this on Anna's blog -- that brown sugar needs to be really most and fresh to keep the cookies fresh, otherwise they will get stale really quickly. I don't know if your brown sugar was moist or not, just a thought....

steph said...

I need to try these. I made Alton Brown's The Chewy today - they were good. I will put these on my list for next weekends cookie.

♥peachkins♥ said...

This choclate chip cookie sounds cool...

Art and Appetite said...

Katrina, this looks sooo beautifully delicious! Really love chocolate chips! I also like this combination of different chocolate. Yum!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

I could eat choc chip cookies everyday!

Mimi said...

They look perfect to me, thick and not to crispy. Stale one will need a glass of milk to dunk in.
Mimi

Susan said...

The texture on those looks wonderful in that last photo! My hubby loves his chocolate chip cookies.

Katy's Tiny Kitchen said...

Those look great!! Chocolate chip are my favorite!

I'm known my for chocolate chip cookies with my friends and family and my etsy site.. I would love to send you a dozen!! Email me!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Those cheesecakes were really good. I am a cheesecake addict and I would probably have a hard time deciding between those cheesecake too if I were there.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

That's a very good looking chocolate chip cookie, even if it didn't taste that good!