Thursday, July 24, 2008

The battle of the Double Choc Chip Cookies

I love my cookies. Dark choc cookies dunk in a hot cup of milo is a real treat. A big comfort treat. The story goes that I found two double choc chip cookies recipe in my file and I have forgotten which is the one I like best, so I thought "Why not, just make both and compare!"

Candidate 1

This candidate claims that it is the "Best double choc chip cookie" featured at All recipes website. Interestingly, the recipe is no longer on the website. It has a cakey texture and is a quite dense. The chocolate flavor is intense though. Certainly a contender if you like your chocolate chip cookies a little soft. I did however over baked a batched by 5-10 minutes and they turned out crisp and nice!

I did halve the sugar content though as I think that 2 cups of sugar is wayyy too much!

The best double choc chip cookies by All recipes
225 grams of butter
1/2 cup of sugar (was 1 cup)
1/2 cup of brown sugar (was 1 cup)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
3 cups of dark choc chips

1) Preheat oven to 180C. Line trays with baking paper.

2) Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat eggs and vanilla in. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and cocao powder. Mix well. Fold in choc chip.

3) Put spoonsfulls on baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes to get a soft texture and 15-20 minutes for crisper texture.

Candidate 2

Double Chocolate Cookies taken from Milk and Cookies. It has the crisp that all cookies should have and tasted great with milk (a real test!). Deep intense chocolate flavor. The cookies spread more than Candidate 1, which probably contributed to the crisp sides and chewy with a bite interior.

Dark chocolate cookies

1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp coarse salt
200grams of choc chip (seperate them into 2, 100 grams)
110gram of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking trays with baking paper.

2) Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking sodar and salt. Set aside.

3) Melt 100 grams of dark choc with butter in a small heat proof bowl set on top of a pan of simmering water. Cool slightly.

4) Gradually fold in flour mixture in 2 batches.

5) Fold in chocolate bits. (I added some crushed walnuts as well)

6) Spoon tsp of cookie dough on to trays abt 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes. Cookies will be slightly soft.

My favourite???

Candidate 2 for sure. The rich intense flavour won me over. By not beating the butter, the cookies turned out crispier. I'm keeping that recipe!!!!

What is your favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe?


Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

I don't have a favourite recipe for choc chip cookies, just favourite ppl who bake them for me! Would ja like to join the list? :D

tigerfish said...

I'm not eligible to pick either candidate because I don't bake :O
But I think I would like my dark chocolate cookies full of chocolate flavor (but just sugar) and aromatic with chocolate! Dark choc for me, certainly :D

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hmm i havent made cookies before...but i love soft ones instead of crispy ones hehehe...i love my cookies with milk or hot tea (fav tea: earl grey or indonesian jasmine)

Dee said...

I've been seeing all these choc cookie recipes all over the place recently, or perhaps my subconscious is seeking them out. Hmm...

I was going to do a comparison myself - but what would I do with all those cookies apart from eating them - that would be sooo bad.

My vote goes for the second too, but perhaps you should send me a taste just to be sure.

Thanks for the kind words :)

SIG said...

Ooo... I wud love to try candidate 2 too.

Big Boys Oven said...

I don't care . . . . I want both! Shall I wallop all! lol!

noobcook said...

You should send me both samples so that I can confirm for you which one is nicer, hehee... =)~

Hazza said...

I normally buy my cookies.. �1 for 5 large ones ... never occurred to me that its so much cheaper and not difficult to make! May attempt this one day. Looks delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

From the look of it, I prefer number 2 too, looks really yummy!

babe_kl said...

looking at the pic i think i will like candidate #2 as well cos it looked so fudgey!!! can i have some please with my milk???

Anonymous said...

yum, those look delicious! I wish i could have a bite right now. :-)

I wrote about my favorite CCC recipes a while back on my blog. Here's the link if you want to check it out:

The Caked Crusader said...

Ooh, I'd go for number 1 on look. On taste...sigh, can't help you there!

ganache-ganache said...

I'll go for candidate 2, looks yummy with the addition of nuts, I'll use almonds though cos' I don't like walnuts & this one seems less sweet !

daphne said...

kenny- the way to a girl's heart is through choc chip cookies too! =)

tigerfish-i say as long as it tastes good and full of choc! =)

mocha-oh yeah! i love mine with tea too.

dee-oh dearie, hehe..time to be friendly to neighbours perhaps. Those lucky ppl who stay near u.

sig-let me know the outcome.

big boys oven-your cakes look better!

noobcook-so cheeky! hehe

hazza-i seldom buy cookies now. prefer experimenting at home.

little corner-i'm so glad u think the same way too.

babe-sure u can!

zen-FANTASTIC! just what i was looking for. Will give them a go.

baked crusader-hehee. both are lovely cookies. just a matter of preference.

ganache- almonds is a good idea too.

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