In January, I tried Saveur’s chocolate chip cookie recipe and found that the dough prep process was more than I wanted to deal with. See, when I think of chocolate chip cookies, I think of simplicity. I think of a grandmother whipping up cookies with her grandkids.
That said, for this round of searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, I still didn’t find the simplicity of process. But, in this case, Serious Eats’ chocolate chip cookie recipe marries science with process … and I’m a total nerd for science.
I made very few changes to Serious Eats’ recipe, though I skipped the addition of sea salt at the end and upped the chocolate from 8 oz to 16 oz (I like chocolate!). How did these cookies add up?
• Excellent flavor
• Great texture … they maintained their chewiness for days
• This recipe is a bit process-intensive … melt the butter, brown the butter, whisk in an ice cube, etc. It might turn some people off.
• Like the Saveur recipe, this cookie also lacked salt, which surprised me since it contains double the amount.
While these were pretty tasty cookies, they’re not what I would consider “ultimate” chocolate chip cookies. That said, I might go through the science of cookie article again and try to make some of my own tweaks.