CCC Monday: Alton Brown’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I am baaaaack!
Did ya miss me? Did ya? Did ya? icon smile CCC Monday: Alton Browns Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Truth be told, I missed blogging. I know, I did a few round-ups last week, but no recipe graced this space. I got some fresh perspective, a new collection of recipes to share and I am starting with CCC Monday.
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Seems like I got a little sidetracked with this project, wouldn’t you say? The heat wave banned me from turning the oven on and I had to get creative. These were great and this was amazing! But… I really missed a real cookie. Freshly baked, crispy, chewy cookie.
As soon as the cool front came, I made a batch of dough and turned the oven on. Yep, I baked. icon smile CCC Monday: Alton Browns Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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I have about 5 more recipes to go in my series and this is one of them. I got really excited by the title itself! CHEWY. The secret? Bread flour and ice cream scoop. Result? One gigantic chewy cookie!
 
Alton Brown's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 24 large cookies or 48 small cookies

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Alton Brown's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies do not disappoint. In flavor and size!

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Ingredients

  1. 8 ounces unsalted butter
  2. 12 ounces bread flour
  3. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 2 ounces granulated sugar
  6. 8 ounces light brown sugar
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1 large egg yolk
  9. 1 ounce whole milk
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  11. 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, brown the butter.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, salt and soda in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients ( egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla ).
  5. Set aside.
  6. Take of the heat, swirl the saucepan few time and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  7. Pour into a mixing bowl of your standing mixer.
  8. Add both sugars and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  9. Reduce speed to slow and add the wet ingredients. Mix until combined, about 30 seconds.
  10. Reduce speed to "stir" or the lowest setting possible and add half of the dry ingredients. Mix for 15 seconds.
  11. Add your chocolate chips to the remaining flour.
  12. Now switch to a spatula and fold in the chocolate chips with the rest of flour mixture.
  13. Fold it in just until combined.
  14. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  15. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and position your rack on the lower third of the oven.
  16. Line your cookie sheet with foil, parchment paper or silpat.
  17. Scoop the cookie dough with ice cream scoop onto prepared sheet.
  18. Bake 12 - 15 minutes.
  19. Cool on wire rack for at least 5 minutes.

Notes

Original recipe on http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/the-chewy-recipe/index.html

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Few notes on this one:
1. I thought that the bread flour will make them really chewy. The thing is, if you scoop out the dough using a regular cookie scoop, they will be thick and quite crunchy. But if you use the ice cream scoop to make the recommended large cookies – they will be chewy.
2. I actually weighed the dough to get 1 1/2 oz scoop of dough. Take two regular scoops and smash them together or use the ice cream scoop.
3. Because of the size of these cookies, the chocolate chips seem to get lost in the dough. I placed few chips on each cookie after few minutes of baking. If you decide to do the same, please, please, please be careful! Do not burn yourself!
4. I also sprinkled the tops of my cookies with sea salt to balance the sweetness.
Have you tried Alton’s Chewy recipe? If so, what did you think? 
xoxo,
Anna
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  • http://curryandcomfort.blogspot.com/ Ramona

    Alton Brown has some awesome recipes!! These cookies look amazing! Well done… and welcome back. :) I’m going to miss CCC Mondays when you finish up the series… They are my favorite cookie ever!! :) Have a great week ahead. ~ Ramona

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      I feel uneasy just thinking about finishing this project.. :) Thank you, Ramona!

  • http://bakeeatrepeat.blogspot.com Courtney @ Bake. Eat. Repeat.

    The Chewy is my ULTIMATE chocolate chip cookie. These things stay soft for daaaaaays. Who would have though bread flour could make such a huge difference?

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      You are absolutely right! I managed to leave few for the next day and they were still chewy and delish! Thank you for stopping by, Courtney! PS: Your strawberry nutella fudge pops are calling my name so I am off to check ‘em out :)

  • http://www.akitchenaddiction.blogspot.com Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    Gigantic, chewy cookies?! Yes, please! These pictures are making my mouth water!!

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • http://sprinkledwithflour.com Amber {Sprinkled With Flour}

    Yum, these cookies look like the perfect chocolate chip cookie. My husband would love them!

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you, Amber! I think the brown butter makes them more manly so I know your husband will love them!

  • http://www.atthepatisserie.wordpress.com Ann P.

    Anything Alton Brown has to be good! And you kitchen-tested it for us! :D So excited to try these :)

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      I hope you will, they are so worth it! Thanks, Ann :)

  • http://thecafesucrefarine.blogspot.com/ The Café Sucré Farine

    WOW! These are making me drool and loose my resolve to stay away from sweets! I haven’t tried anything from Alton Brown that I didn’t like – thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Thank you so much! They just had to appear on CCC Monday :)

  • http://daisysworld.net daisy

    Anna, these chocolate chip cookies look so delicious! Bigger is better, especially when there’s chocolate, right?! Your photos are gorgeous. Very well done!

    daisy

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Yay! Thank you so much, Daisy!

  • http://hiddenponies.com Anna @ hiddenponies

    I definitely missed you :) The bigger the better when it comes to chocolate chip cookies!

    • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

      Aww, thanks, Anna :) You are a sweetie! And yes, when it comes to chocolate you go large or not at all. :)

  • http://www.savorysimple.net Jen @ Savory Simple

    I love Alton Brown! He’s never steered me wrong with his recipes. I’ve heard this cookie is awesome.

  • http://www.kitchentravels.com Dawn | KitchenTravels

    Hey Anna – great minds think alike! At least, when it comes to mixing salty with sweet, especially in CCCs. ;) Love the idea of a GIANT cookie!

  • http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/ ally

    ahhh, flawless job! i’d pay big bucks for these – amazing work!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/

  • http://www.ellenbcookery.blogspot.com ellenbcookery

    WOW! You’re on a roll with these chocolate chip cookies. I love these recipes!

  • http://tutti-dolci.com/ Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I love chewy cookies and your sprinkle of sea salt :)

  • http://www.mynaturallyfrugalfamily.blogspot.com Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

    Alton Brown has some fantastic recipes or kitchen ideas in general. I love the idea of using an ice cream scoop…I have never gone that large with my scoops, but I must try (I am sure my kids would love it).

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  • http://www.frommysweetheart.com/ Anne@FromMySweetHeart

    I love a chewy chipper, Anna….and these look amazing! I usually like most anything I’ve made by Alton Brown. Would never have thought to use bread flour, though. But these look so good! : )