Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thin, Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies!

These are everything the title says they are. A seriously nice change from your every day soft, gooey chocolate chip cookie.

This recipe is from Cooks Illustrated and I followed it exactly!

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon
table salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), melted and cooled

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

3 tablespoons light corn syrup
large egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda onto large sheet of parchment paper; set aside.

2. In bowl of standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup at low speed until thoroughly blended, about 1 minute. Add yolk, milk, and vanilla; mix until fully incorporated and smooth, about 1 minute, scraping bottom and sides of bowl with rubber spatula as necessary. With mixer running on low speed, fold up 3 edges of parchment around dry ingredients to form a pouch (see illustrations below) and slowly shake dry ingredients into bowl; mix on low speed until just combined, about 2 minutes. Do not overbeat. Add chips and mix on low speed until distributed evenly throughout batter, about 5 seconds.

3. Leaving about 2 inches between each ball, scoop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets with 1 1/4-inch (1 tablespoon capacity) ice cream scoop. Bake 1 sheet at a time, until cookies are deep golden brown and flat, about 12 minutes.

4. Cool cookies on baking sheet 3 minutes. Using wide metal spatula, transfer cookies to wire rack and let sit until crisped and cooled to room temperature. (Can be stored in airtight container for up to 1 week.)


Katie said...

These came out perfectly. I love it! I may have to try a differnt :::gasp::: recipe than the norm (yes, THIS one) when DH gets home!

Kayte said...

these look incredible! i'm always on the lookout for new chocolate chip cookie recipes to try. and since they're from Cooks Illustrated (and you!) i know i can trust that they will be delicious!

Cooking and the City said...

these really look great, delicious :-)

Robin said...

These look phenomenal!