6 years ago5,000+ Views
Chocolate cookies are always the hardest accomplish, it's like making a perfect chocolate cakeeee! There's always that ratio that people have a hard time accomplishingggg! I want to try this recipe to see if this is the golden ratio that people are looking for <3 - 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) fresh basil leaves - 2 tbsp verbena leaves (see notes) - 10 tbsp (5 oz / 140 g) butter - 1 tbsp vanilla extract - 1 3/4 cup (230 g) all purpose flour (I used half whole wheat and half all purpose) - 3/4 tsp baking powder - 3/4 tsp baking soda - 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar - 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp (140 g) light brown sugar, packed 1/2 tsp kosher salt / fleur de sel* (plus more for sprinkling) - 1 egg - 7 oz (200 g) bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped (I LOVE either 85 or 70% - it's hard to find 60% in the UK, but you can use that or semi-sweet) What you need to do: 1) Roughly chop the basil and verbena then add to a small saucepan with the butter. Heat continuously it on medium-low on the stove until it foams up and smells nutty then stir in the vanilla extract. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then strain it through a sieve (push through as much of the browned butter bits as poss though, you're just trying to take out the herbs). 2) Meanwhile, either in a stand mixer or a large bowl combine the next 6 ingredients (flour through to salt). Pour in the butter and mix until it looks like moist clumpy sand with no floury patches. Add the egg and mix in for a few seconds, then the chopped chocolate and mix until well distributed - but not for too long! 3) Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop (see notes), scoop up some of the dough and smoosh it into the scoop until it's just full. Turn out onto a lined cookie tray, spacing each mound 3" apart (I managed 4 per tray). Repeat with all of the cookie dough. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for anywhere between 1 - 72 hours (the longer you wait, the better the texture and flavour!!!). 4) When ready to bake preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). When ready, sprinkle the cold cookie dough with fleur de sel and shove into the oven immediately!! Bake for 8-12 minutes, until browned, with set edges, and a puffy, soft center. Let cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. source: topwithcinnamon.com
@happyrock hahahahaha i think that chocolate chip cookies are the most common yet the hardest to nailllll! I still havent found that perfect chocolate cookie yetttt
the best cookie hands down
@PiuPiuPENGUIN i know!! that's my biggest problem as well....that i dont have an oven : (((((( i think that if i had one i could actually make really nice dishes!!!
:'( I don't have an oven...