I'm going to come right out and be honest with you.
I think crispy chocolate cookies are gross.
Those "Famous Amos" cookies you get in the vending machine? Blasphemy, I say! Such a waste of pocket change.
Before I found this recipe, I just made the Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe found on the back of the chocolate chip bag. It's a good one. Obviously. I wouldn't doubt it if it took them 1,000 taste testers and 6 months of negotiating just to decide on that one recipe. So it better be good.
But in order to make them extra chewy, I always under-bake my cookies. I'm notorious for it. I've been known to serve completely raw-inside cookies to people because I can't bear the thought of them being even remotely cripsy.
I blame it on my childhood. I was never allowed to eat raw cookie dough as a kid.
But thanks to this recipe, I'll never have to eat raw cookie dough again! (this recipe brought to you by the Association of Mothers Against Salmonella)
Notice I said I didn't have to... hee hee.
The Chewiest Chocolate Chip Cookiesadapted from Alton Brown's "The Chewy"
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10-14 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen cookies
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 2 1/4 cups bread flour
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350º.
Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside. In a mixing bowl, Cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract and mix well. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture into the wet mixture until everything is thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough for about 1 hour, then scoop out onto parchment lined baking sheets (or nonstick sheets). Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown (bake time will depend on how large your cookies are - just check on them after 10 minutes). No need to under-bake these puppies!
Cool completely and store in an airtight container. These will stay chewy for at least 4-5 days!