Jan 29, 2010

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

The title of this post says it all - these are chewy, chocolate cookies. The were so good and easy to make - the folks at Cooks Illustrated really know their stuff - follow this recipe exactly and you will have the perfect chocolate cookie.  
They are a delicious cookie to have after dinner with a glass of cold milk. Enjoy!
1/3 cup granulated sugar plus 1/2 cup reserved for coating
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 plus 1/8 tsp. table salt
1/2 cup dark (or light) corn syrup
1 large egg white
1 tsp. vanilla extract
12 tbsp. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
4 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chips - no chopping involved and they are big chips - they worked perfect in this recipe)

1. Put 1/2 cup granulated sugar onto a plate and set aside. 
2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda together in a small bowl and set aside. 3. In another small bowl whisk together the corn syrup, egg white and vanilla and set aside. 4. Beat the butter, brown sugar and remaining 1/3 cup of white sugar together until light and fluffy (2 minutes). 
5. Add the corn syrup mixture and beat until combined (20 seconds). 
6. Add the flour mixture and chopped chocolate and mix until just combined (30 seconds), making sure there isn't any unmixed flour pockets. 
7. Chill dough for 30 minutes. 
8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment.
9. Divide the dough into 24 equal portions, roll between your hands into a ball and then roll the balls in the sugar to coat. Put on baking sheets, 2 inches apart and bake 10-12 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheets and then cool fully on a wire rack. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow....that's mouth-watering. I love chewy chocolate cookies. They are so good with coffee. I wish I can have some now!