Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TWD: Dorie's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies



I followed the recipe exactly as written! I'm not sure why I didn't take anything out, or substitute something, but I decided to give Dorie's cookies a chance. Everyone is always looking for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, and I'm no exception. I like thick and gooey-chewy cookies. Well, I actually prefer the raw dough, but I always bake some of it! These cookies were really tasty, and chewy, but they were a bit thin, so I'm still looking. Whichever recipe I decide on, I'll be chopping up bars of bittersweet chocolate from now on. So long, chocolate chips. It was nice while it lasted.
This week's recipe was selected by Kait of Kait's Plate, so head over to her blog for the recipe. To see what the rest of the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers thought of them, check out the blogroll
No TWD for me next week. I'm away and only had time to bake 2 of February's recipes before leaving. Bummer that I missed out on those brownies last week, and next week's cookies, but c'est la vie. See you on the 27th with the Daring Bakers' reveal. 

33 comments:

vibi said...

Yup! You are right, and we like the same kind of cookies... think and chewy. These I tought were nice when coming out of the oven (like most anyways) but a couple of hours in the jar made them pretty much anonymous.

Nice try though... yours look absolutely perfect!

Sweet and Savory said...

I discovered, after baking this, I like thin chocolate chip cookies. Go figure. Yours look great.

Romaine said...

I'm with you on eating the dough. In fact, I just ate a dough ball which I grabbed out of the bag in the freezer while rummaging around for dinner. Dangerous! I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe on my blog that sounds like what you might be looking for.

twitcher said...

Well, ok, I'll try these too. Nice glass of milk, by the way.
j

jillbert said...

I love cookie dough too! The chopped chocolate was so good in these. Even though chips are easier, I'll be chopping again in the future.

Megan said...

I'm with you on the thick and gooey cookies - let me know when you find that recipe!

Valerina said...

Your cookies look perfect but I'm 100% with you on the thickness issue. If you want a great c.c.cookie recipe you should try the Jacques Torres cookies. They do live up to all the hype. :>

Shandy said...

Oh, is cookie dough not the best? I think your marbled ccc's look absolutely delicious. Trying Dorie's alteration of deleting 4 T. of butter and adding 1/2 c. of peanut butter must have made the difference for fluffy cookies.

Leslie said...

You should have a food porn warning on this post! Those cookies are very tempting!

myfamousrecipe said...

Aren't we lucky to have these baking quests in our lives? Searching for the best chocolate chip cookie.... what could be better?

Kayte said...

Wow those look great...I mean really great. Looks alone 10 out of 10. The milk is a nice touch and sets them off so nicely. These were a big hit here, I have made them three times now...teen boys and all, you know.

Jencrafted said...

Those cookies are just the type I like with a tall glass of milk! They look delicious!

Flourchild said...

Great looking cookies! I liked this recipe but love the ole Toll house recipe!

Kaitlin said...

Your cookies look so delicious. Although I'm with you on your love of raw cookie dough. Gotta be one of the best comfort foods of all time. Thanks for baking with me, and good luck in your search for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Heather said...

Your cookies look perfect. Funny, just today my boss at work said he preferred a chunkier, thicker chocolate chip cookie. The rest of the group loved them.

Kim said...

The dough is my favorite part too. Your cookies look great.

margot said...

Cookie dough is the best! Your cookies turned out beautiful.

Katrina said...

I, like many other, love cookie dough, too! (My husband thinks that's so gross. Silly boy!) Your cookies look absolutely fantastic!

Cakelaw said...

I agree - I love the chocolate hit from chopped up chocolate. Your cookies look great.

Teanna said...

Haha! I'm a dough fan, through and through! The cookies look gorgeous!

Linda said...

your cookies look so tasty! totally agree hand chopping chocolate makes a huge difference.

TeaLady said...

looks like we think a lot a like. Scary, huh!! Anyway, cookies look good. And so our quest begins.....

Clivia said...

Lovely photos! I'm glad you got to enjoy some baked.

Melissa said...

Wow, your chocolate is so pretty!!

Jeannette said...

looks like we are in the same cookie boat. thick and chewy :) the search continues.

and yes, chopped bars of chocolate (though it can be laborious) are MUCH muuuuuch better than their chippy counterparts. and usually bar chocolates (depending on the brand) are more chocolate and less filler which makes them melty AND tasty. yum.

LDH said...

They may be a tad thin but they are picture perfect! Nice visiting with you and scrolling through some of your posts! :)

Kindly, ldh

Anne said...

I think I feel the exact same way about chocolate chip cookies as you do, too funny!

I'm going to experiment with Alton Brown's "chewy". I think it's pretty close to what I'm looking for.

Your pics are so pretty!

TeaLady said...

I'm with you. Love chewy cookies and these were too flat. Dough WAS good tho.

YOurs look delicious

Mary said...

I totally agree...farewell chocolate chips, it was nice while it lasted...hello my new friend, the chopped up chocolate pieces.

carmencooks said...

I also like using chopped up bars better, but chips are just so much easier. :)

msmeanie said...

Those cookies do look amazing. I'm with you on the raw cookie dough - yum! I'm looking forward to seeing your DB post.

creampuff said...

Hey they look pretty good to me!!!

TeaLady said...

Beautiful cookies with the little shards of chocolate.

I like mine chewy and thicker, also.