Recipe by Stacy M. Polcyn
"This recipe is for when you want rich, chewy chocolate chip cookies chock-full of chocolate chips and toasted nuts. I am happy to share my recipe with other chocolate chip cookie connoisseurs--visitors to this great website! I guarantee professional bakery results if you follow this recipe as written. Keep in mind, however, that each specific ingredient and step is important to ensure best results. Many test batches were conducted in order to perfect this chewy recipe for a cookie you can really sink your teeth into. If these cookies don't comfort you and make you happy (er, 'chipper'), I don't know what will! Enjoy!"
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unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons
unsalted butter, softened
dark brown sugar
dark corn syrup
semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups
chopped walnuts, toasted
I must have tried every chocolate chip recipe on the Internet, and in all my cookbooks, six of which are just on cookies alone! This is the first time that I was able to get a cookie that looked like a bakery cookie, and didn't flatten out, even though I did not have to chill the dough. It's an easy cookie to make. Wetting hands just made it easier to roll and look pretty; it's not a must. I'm surprised at some reviewers thinking it was so difficult to wet their hands, or that dark corn syrup is such an exotic ingredient. I guess they don't bake very much. Also, I don't like the taste of baked nuts, so I left them out and used extra chips. Loved them! I overbaked one batch till they were all golden, and that was wonderful also. Chewy cookies, not dry. Thank you so very much for this recipe, Stacey. I am indebted to you.
Okay, I make a HUGE amount of chocolate chip cookies-they are my absolute favorite! But, as good as my recipe is, I am always looking for that ultimate cookie. This is NOT the one. I followed the recipe (everything except the unbleached flour-I used regular flour), shook the hands-the whole bit! I'll have to say, they were very pretty cookies but entirely to cake-like (maybe it was the baking powder-never put baking powder in my cookies before). They had almost no taste (the true test of a good choc chip cookie is if the cookie part can stand on it's own without the chips). But, the worst part was the kosher salt. I kept biting into chunks of salt. Stacy, I appreciate the amount of time that went into perfecting your recipe but I'll have to keep looking. Thanks anyway!
I'm a fan of thin and crispy cookies, which is the only reason why I didn't give this recipe 5 stars. I tried it out for a friend who craved big chewy chocolate chip cookies and he freaked. I've been making them ever since. A few tricks I've learned with this recipe:
*use an ice cream scoop to dump the dough onto the sheet. The cookies are enormous, but they definitely retain their chewiness and moist texture(use the baking time listed in the recipe). The ice cream scoop yields 3-4" wide cookies that are at least 3/4" thick.
*to avoid the salt chunks that can happen with kosher salt, I let my KitchenAid have at the dough (before adding the chips) for a good long time. I find that I can taste the salt chunks when I rush this step.
*I add 2 tsp. or so of cocoa powder or even cinnamon to the flour mixture. It gives the dough a little kick and helps it stand up to the chips.
*if you're out of half and half, I've used regular milk and it works fine as a substitute.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Stacy, bless you for contributing this recipe. I'm a very serious baker who has been frustrated at the quality of the chocolate chip cookies I've been baking in the past. I don't like the Toll House recipe. I've been fiddling with it for years to no avail. I always end up with either very dry cookies or "pancake" cookies with little chocolate chip "bumps". They also fall apart very easily. The decreased butter and the addition of corn syrup in your recipe did the trick. The baking time is critical. Too little and they're a little raw, too much and they become a bit dry. I've determined the correct length of time for my oven and the cookies are WONDERFUL!
Sorry, but these cookies were absolutely average. They're not bad, just not fantastic like the author would have you believe. I prefer a chewier cookie and these were too cake-y for my taste. I did like the level of instruction of the recipe, I find that very helpful.
Tough crowd reviewing here! Would agree that this is a soft cookie rather than a chewy one. I do have a couple of suggestions...make sure you folks are using Kosher salt not Sea salt. Could account for the chunks some of you tasted. Using unbleached flour gives you a denser, chewier cookie than bleached flour will.
A week ago I took the top six Chocolate Chip Cookies from this website and made all of them. I took the cookies to work and my church social, and asked people to tell me which cookies were their favorite. This cookie got about twenty percent of the vote. I'd have rated it higher if I was a "chewy" cookie fan. My husband, who liked these the best, said that he didn't like them at all when they were first baked, but after they had aged a week they were much tastier and had a better texture.
I was a little leary of putting the molasses in but followed the recipe except for half and half - used milk instead. I was VERY pleased with the results, taste and texture of these lovely morsals! Took some into work and people were asking for the recipe. Awesome A.B.C. cookies!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
ABC (Absolute Best Chewy) Chocolate Chippers
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 111
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