Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The sega search for the Perfect Choc Chip Cookies

Some of you may have recalled my obsession with chocolate chip cookies. There must be a password out there to decode those beautifully baked cookies from Subway or Famous Amos! Zen chef left me a comment some time ago about his favorite cookie recipes and if someone saw me then, they probably would see my eyes sparkle and mind ticking away.

So I have decided to embark on a long term chocolate chip cookie quest- Bring it on people! I have been toying with the idea on having a "Cookie Bake off" soon, so stay tune! Let me know what you think and if you will be interested in one.

There are so many choc chip cookie recipes out there, that they are mind boogling. I like mine with crisp edges and slight crumbly middle. My dream cookie would be those you can find at a deli-the HUGE ones.

But back to Zen Chef's recipe. He left 3 recipes on his blog, inviting me to try them. So I did! I attempted the Flat and Chewy ones first and they were fantastic! So so so addictive. Seriously one of my favorite choc chip recipes so far. Thanks Zen chef!!

And yes! I did try his other 2 versions as well. Stay tuned!!

Zen Chef's Flat and Chewy Cookies (40 cookies)
2 cups of flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tablespoon of sea salt
226 grams butter
1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of dark choc bits
2 cups of toasted walnuts

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

2) Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs then vanilla. Add sifted flour, baking soda and salt. Fold through. Fold choc and walnuts. Chill the dough (I chilled for around 4 hrs).

3) Roll a tablespoon of dough in balls and flatten them. Bake for 15-20 minutes till edges become golden. Cool and transfer to rack. Chill dough in between batches.

ps-calling more choc chip recipes if you have any! I'm determine to crack the cookie code! =)


Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good! I hardly bake chocolate chips cookies at all thus no recipe to share. :P

Tummythoz said...

Think I'm more of a 'Choc Cookie Eat Off' kinda participant. Can?

babe_kl said...

hmm yummm i love choc chips cookies!

try these Donna Hay ones

or this one but it's of the soft chewy kind

Anonymous said...

If you had a choice would you choose chewy or crunchy? = )

mikky said...

i myself am looking for one perfect recipe also... i even tried the recipe of the old legendary neiman markus chocolate chip cookies... thanks for sharing, will definitely try it soon... :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i love soft and chewy cookies. I havent tried baking cookies before, your event might just be my first hehehe

you'll deflower this cookie virgin HAHAHA

SIG said...

I was planning to bake choc chip cookies for teacher's day gifts. Was debating which recipe to use. Might try this one. Wish I have brown sugar now, just ran out.

tigerfish said...

I don't mind searching for the perfect choc chip cookie if it's just to eat them and not tell me to bake them ;P

Life for Beginners said...

If these are as good as they look, 40 won't be enough for lil old me! :P

Jin Hooi said...

wow.. my darling hubby loves chocolate chips cookies too..hmm.. will definately give your recipe a try.. thanks for sharing.

This is my hubby's favourate chocolate chip cookies recipe

Anonymous said...

Ooohh Daphne, thank you for trying these! :-)
I'm so glad you liked them. I have not found chocolate chip cookie recipes I like better than these three. There's one for every taste. Careful though, they are strangely addictive. Hehe. Thanks again!

Hazza said...

I prefer the softer chewy version. Much easier on the teeth and dissolves better on the tongue!

Ms. _____ 2 be ! said...

I was munching on some chips ahoy today. Though I would love to learn how to make them. Haven't got around to focus on the recipe yet.

Nick said...

It's always amazed me how many version of chocolate chip cookies there are out there. If you made a different chocolate chip cookie recipe each day for the rest of your life, I think it would take you about 100,000 years to complete the all. Whoever invented the chocolate chip cookie should be rich...but I have a feeling they're not.

noobcook said...

so is this the perfect one? hehehe ... can't wait to see what the other two look like ^^

CECIL said...

I love chewy chocolate chip cookies! What kind are you looking for? Denser crispy kind?

daphne said...

little corner-but I "borrowed" so many other cooking ideas frm u!

tummythoz- can!

babe_ good one! I shld try the donna hay's version as well.


milky-i tried that one too. It's quite ok.

mocha- u r on!

jin hooi- no problems! I hope your hubby will like them too.

kenny- tsk tsk. More for u then! =)

zen chef- they are a BLAST! So glad u shared them with us. THank you!!

hazza- good point.

Mrs__to be- oo i miss chips ahoy! they were so popular when i was younger.

nick- I agree! It's getting confusing.

noobcook-not quite the prefect one but a good one!

cecil- actually more of the melt in your mouth crisp. =)

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