This week at Bake-Along, it's time for Chocolate Chip Cookies from Bake In The Day Bakery, selected by Lena.
I've read some really good reviews on this cookies when I googled for it, that I was looking forward to bake them. Are these cookies that good? Even the author of the book mentioned that "Cookie most likely to cause a riot if we run out"! Back In The Day Bakery is a bakery situated in Savannah, USA. Would love to visit the bakery one day!
There's two cups of sugar in the dough, one cup of white sugar, and one cup of brown sugar. I could never bring myself to use these amounts of sugar! I've reduced it to 1/4 cup of each, knowing very well that, these amount would bring just the right sweetness, as I have baked similar recipes to this, always with a lesser amount of sugar than the recipe calls for. I have used salted butter, thus have omitted the salt. Instead of chocolate chunks, I have used chocolate chips. Did not have Fleur de sel, It was suggested to use a big ice cream scoop to measure the dough before baking. I made the first tray (6 cookies) and they are really huge! So for the rest of the dough, I skipped the ice cream scoop, and use about 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie. I've baked the cookies about 20 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.
These cookies are very nice. Best eaten when they have just cooled or barely warm, when the edges are crispy and the center are a little chewy. These are good on the first day, though they lost some of that crispiness on the next day, but still tastes nice. I'm so glad I reduced the sugar, as the sweetness is just right. Delicious when eating while slightly warm and crispy with a glass of cold milk!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Bake In The Day Bakery Cookbook, by Cheryl and Griffith Day, or here)
Makes 24 cookies
2-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt (omitted)
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature (salted butter)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar (1/4 cup)
1 cup packed light brown sugar (1/4 cup)
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks
Fleur de sel for sprinkling
Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment.
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