How could it have been almost 2 years since I’ve shared a chocolate chip cookie recipe here with all of you. A couple of years back I shared a browned butter and molasses chocolate chip cookie recipe. It was the cookie of the summer. It was a recipe that was baked over and over again.
And then it stopped. The chocolate chip cookie madness came to a crashing halt and mysteriously, I wasn’t asked to bake chocolate chip cookies again for a long time. My mom is usually the one that gets the request. They’re her baking thing and I let her impress us with her perfect cookies. Recently the kids have been asking them to be packed in their lunch as a snack. Sure, they have rows and rows of prepackaged cookies at the grocery store. They are convenient but there is no comparison to making your own cookies.
When you see how easy it is to make your own cookies, it will be hard for you to ever buy another pack at the store. Takes just minutes to whip up and a really short time to bake. They could quite possibly be the perfect answer to those chocolate cravings that plague you occasionally. Doesn’t everyone crave a great chocolate chip cookie sometimes?
I ran out of chocolate chips and used chocolate disks (it’s much prettier to call them “fèves”like the French do). Since I had two different chips, some of the cookies formed little faces…like the one below in this photo. There is even a little dot making the nose. A little freaky, but we ate that one too!
In researching different recipes to try, I kept coming across an old recipe on Smitten Kitchen. I sometimes make the NY Times very famous recipe. That recipe happens to also be a great one. I really liked the Smitten recipe and changed it just a little bit. I used bread flour instead of all-purpose and used a little less sugar and less chips. I know the best part of their recipe is the overabundance of chips. For my taste, one cup of chips was plenty. I omitted the nuts. For myself, I would’ve kept them in. I’ll just have to bake another batch just for me with the nuts. There was definitely a good portion of chocolate in each and every bite. The texture is soft and chewy. There are those that only like soft cookies and those die-hard fans of flat and crunchy cookies. I could go in either direction. But at this point in my baking adventures, these are hands down, my favorite cookies.