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October 18, 2007 / Tony

Chewy Chocolate Cookies


Alton Brown can make a pretty good chocolate chip cookie.  This recipe comes from an episode where he makes 3 cookies-crispy, cakey, and chewy.  I thought the latter looked the most appetizing so I gave it a try.  It was fascinating because it used melted butter, bread flour, and milk, all ingredients usually not found in a cookie recipe.  The end result was a very chewy and very moist cookie.  Not as good as the other chocolate chip cookie recipe on this site but still a really good cookie.  Here’s the recipe:

Chewy Chocolate Cookies, by Alton Brown (the original recipe can be found here)

2 sticks unsalted butter

2 1/4 cups bread flour

1 tsp Kosher salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 T milk

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 cups chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 375 degrees.  Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over low heat.  Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.  Pour the melted butter in the mixer’s work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. 

Chill the dough, then put 1/4 cup scoops of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.


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  1. Bernadette / Oct 18 2007 6:06 pm

    Hi, I found your site by googling Alton Brown. The best chocolate chip recipe, in my opinion, is from Michael Mina. My husband and I have eaten at the restaurant in San Francisco and he also bought me the Michael Mina cookbook.

    Here’s a link to the recipe:

    The recipe in the book actually calls for 3/4 cup each of white and brown sugar. Personally, I think the online recipe citing 1 cup each of white and brown sugar came out better.

    Hope you can give this recipe a try!

  2. Tony / Oct 19 2007 11:17 am

    Thanks for the link. I will have to try them out.

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