Sunday, November 26, 2017

Expert Cookies

Irvin's chocolate chip cookie recipe, bakery style

1.25 sticks butter - room temp
1.25c brown sugar
-/.5c white sugar
.5 tsp salt
.5 tBsp vanilla
1 egg
.75tsp baking powder
.6 tsp baking soda
1.75 flour
1.5c chocolate chunks

Combine butter, sugars, salt, vanilla on low speed
Add egg, gently incorporate
Add powder and soda
Add flour til absorbed
Add chocolate
Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes - watch til they just begin to turn golden

*SECRETS to best cookies:
- age the dough at least 24 hours, ideally a day or two, in the fridge - it gives the dough time to develop deeper flavors
- mix as slowly as possible: don't overwork the dough, when you add ingredients mix slowly and just until incorporated (don't whip)
- room temp butter and eggs are ideal
- sprinkle with sea salt before baking

Anthony's Cookies - Cookies n Cream

1 package oreo-style cookies
2 sticks butter
.75c granulated sugar
.75c brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

1. Take about a third of oreo cookies from box, remove cream centers from them and smash in freezer bag to fine consistency. Mix with other dry ingredients (not butter and sugars)
2. Take remainder of oreos and crush into a rougher consistency
3. Lightly cream (do not overmix) butters, sugar, vanilla
4. Add eggs slowly
5. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients, including oreo crumbs
6. Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes on parchment paper

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