Finally! Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rose!
I made this recipe in November 2014 (that felt like super long ago). This is again, one of the recipes I test for high altitude baking, for Rose's Heavenly Cookies class at Craftsy. I was really excited to see this cookie on her list since I wanted to make it ever since the book was published - but I was trying to be a good Alpha Baker and not bake ahead. Coincidentally, about a month before The Baking Bible is out, I craved Chocolate Chip Cookies. I couldn't find a recipe for it in any of Rose's other cookbooks so I baked from a recipe I found on the internet. I don't remember which recipe I made. It was not memorable. So not memorable that I didn't even bother to take photos of the cookies.I should probably have taken note of the website so I know not to make it again. But now that I have tried Rose's version, let's just say the search is over. I would not need to try any other Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.
First I made the beurre noisette and toast the walnuts.
Then whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Mix the beurre noisette in a stand mixer bowl with the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add the flour and mix, then add the chocolate chips and walnuts to the mixer bowl and mix until incorporated.
I have always used Ghirardelli bittersweet chips for cookies. It is nice to see that Rose has it in the book as one of her recommended chocolate for this recipe.
I made two 1/2 recipes and freeze the other 1/2 cookie dough. I don't want to have so many chocolate chip cookies laying around the house. It's very dangerous. The other 1/2 flattened/frozen cookie dough ended up being baked a couple of months later and turned out fine.
This is the 1/2 cookie dough that is going to be baked today. I only refrigerated the cookie dough for a couple of hours. See my note on the blueish shadow :).
My 1/2 recipe dough weigh 311 grams, divided into 10 each is weighed to 31 grams.
Rose is very specific in how wide the cookies should be. 2 inches wide.
Best eaten warm when the chocolate chips are oozing. Hmmm...
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