Chocolate Chip Cookies: The Thin by Alton Brown

chewy chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
2 ounces milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Hardware:
Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
Parchment paper
Baking sheets
Mixer

Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Combine the egg, milk, and vanilla and bring to room temperature in another bowl.

Cream the butter in the mixer’s work bowl, starting on low speed to soften the butter. Add the sugars. Increase the speed, and cream the mixture until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed and add the egg mixture slowly. Increase the speed and mix until well combined.

Slowly add the flour mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for more even browning.

Remove the cookies from the pans immediately. Once cooled, store in an airtight container.

Sources: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/the-thin-recipe/index.html

My Report

This part of my report seems to be about what milk does to chocolate cookies. This recipe calls for 1 less egg and a bit of milk compared to the one that I had above. Milk makes the cookies softer. It seems to open up some pores on the cookies, too. I think these cookies are probably those ones that are described to be cakey cookies. I like crispy cookies more. Now I am certain that for making so-called my perfect c.c.c., I will not be needing milk. To the next batch I go.

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