I am having a Out of School sleepover for my daughter in 2 weeks.. I need a wonderful chocolate chip cookie that you scoop out with a big ole ice cream scoop AND they stay thick when baked... My girl seen a throwdown with Bobby Flay and they featured these really thick and huge chocolate chip cookies!!! I want to please her because she has carried a 103 average for 2 YEARS (yes she is going to be honored by the state WOO HOOO) anywho can anybody help me .. or at least tell me what would cause the cookies to stay puffy and big instead of flat and snappy LOL
Thanks a million guys!!
Have a wonderful day
I have a great chocolate chip cookie recipe but it is at home and I am at work! I almost know it from memory but I don't want to take a chance.. so I will pm it to you later today if that is okay? I call it my monster chip cookie, it has 4 different kinds of chips in it and is a hit everytime! I'm just sorry I can't give it to you now.
That would be great Kim .. at your convience ok?
Does it stay thick? (Sounds yummy btw!!)
I scoop the cookies out in a generous spoonful and they have a nice domed shape. I don't usually make them real thick but I don't see why you couldn't and just bake them a minute longer or something? You want to make icecream sandwiches is that it?
Congrats on your daughter. I believe our greatest accomplishments are how our kids turn out. It says a lot for you as a parent. WooooHooooo Christie. Congrats
As for the cookies. I use the recipe on the back of the brown sugar I get at Sam's club. I'll dig it out if needed.
Please post recipes here so we all can share.
If you go to foodtv.com and search "Bobby Flay cookie" you get this.
It is listed as coming from a throwdown show. The picture attached to the recipe may be a stock picture.
What the cookie is that she seen is the competitors cookie .. that Bobby did the TD with... They were REAL thick .. and really chunky with nuts and such.. But they were at least a 1" thick..
I thought about just scooping them out thick like that .. but they just spread .. something in these cookies make them hold their shape.. and they just spread a tad bit and bake thick.
I appreciate all the replies..
And yes I am VERY proud
I use half butter and half butter flavored crisco to keep them nice and thick. If you really want a tall cookie, do all crisco. Doing more brown sugar than white will keep them chewy and adding a bit of shredded coconut will help with keeping them soft (even though you can't taste the coconut).
I do a ton of "eyeballing" when it comes to my chocolate chip cookies. So, while I can give you exact measurements, these are probably very close:
1 c butter/crisco (see above)
3/4 c sugar
1 c brown sugar (dark brown will give the chewiest result)
1-2 tsp vanilla.
Cream the sugar and butter first then add eggs and vanilla.
In a bowl, add 2 c AP flour, 1.5-2 cups oats, 2 tsp powder, 1 tsp soda, 1 tsp salt. Slowly add in to the above mixture in 1/3s.
Don't over beat. Stop as soon as the last of the flour is mixed in well.
At the end I add a handful of cocount, the chips and whatever else (peanut butter, M&Ms etc) and mix it in well.
Always take out of the oven just before they look done. Mine take about 10-13 minutes in a 375 oven.
Oh man, did you see the pictures Katrina posted from the Levain bakery? I know what I'm baking after I take my exam and have time to bake again...I'll be dreaming about them for 2 weeks!
I saw that too. She said they weight 6 ounces each! That's a lot of cookie!
Alton Brown did a puffy chocolate chip cookie and used cake flour instead of AP. It did puff up a bit more than usual, but I made them with AP and they were basically the same but slightly chewier, so do a search for his puffy cookie and give that a try. They didn't spread flat for me. I used all butter instead of shortening. AB is where I learned the more brown sugar than white trick to soft cookies.
I don't understand the grading system. 103 average? You don't use 2.0-4.0, that kind of grading system?
Michelle.. In 3 of my daughters classes her midterms ranged from 101 to 103 .. She would be a 4.0
Ok so I already pm'd Christy the recipe cuz I couldnt get on the forum... but here it is for the rest you folks who want a cookie that is to die for!!!
the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 1/2 cups butter or marg, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 T vanilla
4 cups ap flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chopped nuts, if desired
4 cups chocolate chips ** I do a cup of 4 diff kinds of chips...
semi, dark,peanut butter, white, butterscotch,mint,raspberry... heehee ok whatever chip you like.. oh the cappucino chips are good iwth the dark and white ones!
I digress... back to recipe...
Heat oven to 375'. Beat butter,sugars, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on med speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt. Dough will be stiff. Stir in chips and nuts.
Drop dough by level 1/4 cupfuls of #16 cookie/icecream scoop about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. ( i use parchment paper) Flatten with fork-(i do not). Bake 13-15 min or until light brown on edges. Centers will be soft! Cool 1-2 min on cookie sheet then move to wire rack
Here are the 3 Alton Brown Recipes from his recent show on CC cookies, he explains the science behind it all, there is a post from a few days ago with a link to the show transcript (which I read because I missed the actual show and I'm a dork) I'll try to find and repost it for anyone who wants it was very interesting. Anyhow the cookie names tell you the results to expect
Link to the show transcript (Thanks to peanut123 for sharing it)
Good luck! Andrea
One way to achieve a thicker cookie is to make it more cake-likeâ¦
If youâre up for experimenting before the event, make half batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (so you wouldnât ruin all 6 dozens if it didnât work ) and add about 2 tbsp plain or vanilla yogurt, with about 1tsp of baking soda dissolved in itâ¦ Result should be chewy, crispier top and bottom and very cake-like, thick middleâ¦ Good luck!
I found a recipe on the internet that I love. I use an ice cream scoop to portion them, and they are huge, and hold up really well. I add a little (or a lot - heh) more chocolate chips than the recipe calls for - but I really like chocolate.
I wish I remembered where I got it from so I could post a link. If you can't find one you like though, let me know and I'll just type it up for you.
Thank you all for your wonderful help
I rely on CC so much I don't know what I'd do without ya'll
Someone asked me for the recipe, so I'll post the link here as well in case anyone else wants to try them:
These are really great if you want the huge, thick cookies. As I said, I use the large ice cream scoop for them.