Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from John Barricelli's Sono Baking Company Cookbook
I just bought this cookbook -was on clearance at Borders, since it was closing :(
The pictures looks gorgeous, and this is the first recipe that I've made from it.
Link to his book:
So, the problems I had with this recipe were that it was REALLY oily, the dough was too liquidy, like brownie batter, and it's a touch too salty.
First, I mixed the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl
Then, in a double boiler, I heated my chocolate chunks and chips with butter
Now here's where I didn't pay close enough attention. I was supposed to take it off the heat, but I kept it on the heat. I don't know how much this contributed to the "liquidiness" of my batter.
Anyway, I added my brown sugar...
So now the pot sits on the counter and the rest of the eggs get added. As well as my vanilla (which is of the powdered variety)...
I added the 1 cup of flour as ordered per the recipe and as you can see...
... very much like brownie batter, not like cookie dough (very tasty, though, if I do say so myself...)
So I decided to go ahead and add another 1/3 cup of flour....
... and then another 1/4 cup of flour until it seemed to form into a thick dough.
I added chocolate chips - BUT the batter was TOO hot, and all of these melted :(. I also decided to throw in some pecan chips at the last second, because I loooove the crunchiness.
You have to let it sit on the pan for at least 5 minutes before removing, because these cookies are very soft. They are REALLY TASTY, I do have to admit. REALLY, REALLY chocolatey, too :)
So, things that I did wrong:
- not taking the chocolate off the heat soon enough
- I burned the first batch
Things that I would like to change
- How oily this dough is - maybe add less butter?
- It's a little saltier than I'd like
- the dough is too warm to add the chips in right away, maybe give it 20 minutes to cool down?
- the dough was too wet at first, until I added more flour. Why is it this wet? Is that normal?!?
- I added pecans, which were a good addition.