BA’s Best Chocolate Chip cookies

This morning, while mindlessly watching one of the worst Food Network shows – I won’t name names – I drank my coffee, sat back and criticized the host for spending half an episode making plain old chocolate chip cookies, truly the most boring dessert. After my rant, I found myself wanting to bake something and really only having ingredients for said cookies. And since we’re quarantined, I sucked it up and made some for my very first blog post. How perfect.

The recipe I chose was Bon Appetit’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. The “BA’s Bests” rarely disappoint and these came with rave reviews from 460 readers and 4.5 stars.

I’ve made a lot of cookie recipes in the last few years and it seems to be trendier and trendier to brown the butter first. Never did anyone in my family brown butter for cookies growing up but I guess this is the world we live in now.

From there the recipe continues to be pretty standard, adding sugars and liquids, folding in the dry ingredients and finally mixing in the chocolate. I baked one batch for 8 minutes and they were perfect. The second batch went for 9-10 and they were a little crispier.

Overall Ranking: 8.5 – These cookies are in the thin, crinkly family not the fluffy and light. I used coarsely chopped chocolate vs chips. They were, indeed, delicious, I ate 3 the first day and I don’t expect them to last long. I wouldn’t make any changes but not sure I would commit to this being my go-to CCC recipe.

Dishes: Moderate – Think normal cookie dishes plus a saucepan.

Would make again: Yes

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