Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cookie Genius

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Sometimes I just want to make something that only requires me to follow a recipe, and everyone will think I’m a genius when I do.

Do yourself a favor. Follow this recipe. Exactly. And everyone will praise your genius. When you take these out of the oven, you will be saying to yourself, “This is the best idea ever. I am amazing and I make amazing cookies.” Every bite you take you’ll be saying, “Oh my gosh. I can’t believe how awesome I am.” And then hide the cookies, because you will try to eat them all. Believe me.

The girl actually woke up pleased, for once, because I could put a beautiful cookie in her mouth before she started her post-nap syndrome.


Chewy, crispy-edged, melty chocolate, perfect cookies.
Pretty soon you’ll forget that you ever made any mistakes in your life at all.


  • Yes, it matters if you use bread flour and cake flour. Special trip to the store. Whatever. DO IT.
  • Make the cookie dough balls bigger than your usual ones. They need to be a little bigger.
  • Don’t eat all the dough before at least 24 hours is up. 36 hours is optimum, but 27 came out just fine.
  • Use cool, unsalted butter. Not rock hard, but not very close to melty, either.
  • Do NOT use a silpat. The bottoms won’t be crisp enough. I am completely against silpats for cookie baking anyway.


Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

I love silpats buts I trust you. I wanted chocolate chip cookies today so bad.



I am trying these.

sienna said...

yes indeed. i have another recipe that is near identical to this one and make it regularly. i will not make any other. what i do is make all the golf ball sized cookies, then only bake like 5 of them and then put the rest in the freezer. then if i want a cookie, i just take a few out and bake them. that way i don't eat too many at once and always have a few on hand in case of emergency cravings.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

sienna I love how serious you take your cookies.

Anonymous said...

You've convinced me -- I must try this recipe! Thanks for sharing it.

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