Sunday, January 8
Everyone has a favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe, right? After extensive research on the matter (and by research, I mean eating), my top pick is The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie from Cook's Illustrated. Nipping at its crumbs, in close second, is the infamous Jacques Torres incarnation.
All's fair in love & cookies. And since I've made the Cook's Illustrated and Jacques Torres recipes more than once (I won't give out actual number), I thought I should also revisit the 3rd runner up, Alton Brown's The Chewy...with tango of salty pretzels + sweet butterscotch chips.
If you love chunky, clunky, chewy cookies, I think you will fall in love with this recipe. It has the nutty, warmth of brown butter from Cook's Illustrated and the soft texture required from a great c.c. cookie. Plus, thanks to chopped pretzels, they also have a pleasant crunch nestled in-between each chewy bite.
I'm wistful for the next big chocolate chip cookie trend!
Recipe adapted from Alton Brown's The Chewy