Sometimes, I’m just in the mood for cookies. Like I want them today, not tomorrow, not next week. Today. My favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies require chilling the dough overnight to make the perfect chewy chocolate chip cookie. Seriously though, I don’t have time or patience to wait for cookie dough to set in the refrigerator overnight!
So last week, I set out to try a new chocolate chip cookie that would produce the same chewy, soft in the middle, crisp on the edges cookie that could be made in one day! In the past, same-day cookies have turned out horribly for me. They typically run all over the cookie sheet and get too crispy or don’t spread at all. I just can’t seem to get it right. Yes, I’ve tried the Nestle recipe, but I just don’t love it. It’s just kind of… bleh. I asked on my JavaCupcake Facebook page what some of your favorite recipes for chocolate chip cookies were and was surprised to see so many recipes I’d never tried before!
I researched a few that stood out to me and decided to try America’s Test Kitchen Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies. Of course, since I’m baking them, I had to add a bit of JavaCupcake spice to the mix and used Hussel Confiserie milk chocolate chips and added a hint of nutmeg to the batter. Yum. And my Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies were born… my new favorite!
The technique of this recipe was one I had never tried before. It called for browning the butter and the whisking the sugars, eggs, salt and vanilla in stages allowing the sugar to really dissolve into the butter and for the mixture to become glossy, thick and cool. Also, the dry ingredients required measuring by weight instead of volume (cups) which was a technique I had never done before in making cookies.
I was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to make these cookies. One pan, two bowls, a whisk and a spatula was all I needed. No stand mixer or creaming of butter and sugar together were required, which was a total WIN in my book.
The size of the cookies were perfect too! One cookie was enough to satisfy my cravings for chocolate chip cookies!
Fast forward: This week, I QUADRUPLED this recipe, added M&M’s and made 13+ dozen cookies for a group of 150 soldiers! The picture above is a collage of the Facebook & Instagram pictures I posted here, here & here. I was speaking to the soldiers my husband works with about a BBQ our Family Readiness Group is hosting for them and knew that I couldn’t come empty handed! So I made them this recipe for cookies and almost EVERY soldier said WOW or OMG or Woah that’s the best cookie I’ve ever had. So… if that isn’t a rave review for these cookies…. I don’t know what would be! 150 soldiers can’t be wrong!