Sunday, August 16, 2009

Parfait!

I am the first person to admit when I am a failure in the kitchen. DH is very forgiving and we head out to Cowboy Star when my experiments are duds.

However, tonight I reached perfection. Cookie nirvana, if you will.

Behold:



These are, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made.

My tips:
  • Due to our convection oven, I lowered the temperature by 50 degrees
  • I added 1 1/2 tbs vanilla
  • 3 cups of flour and extra baking powder
  • Cooling down the batter for two hours before attempting to bake
  • Fewer chocolate chips and double the walnuts
The extra flour and baking powder kept the cookie quite high, as did the cooling down. If you start off with dough that is too warm, it flattens too much. Also, by keeping the cookies high, I was able to get the optimal crunchy rim with gooey, almost cookie dough-ish center.

I tell ya, this baking thing is a science.

1 comment:

thepreppyprincess said...

That is a beautiful sight, simply yumalicious.
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