My quest continues on for the perfect chocolate chip cookie! The next cookie I tried was allrecipes.com Best Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie. Well, with a name like that, how could I NOT try it?
The end results were great! The texture of the cookie was the best texture of any great chocolate chip cookie I've ever had, maybe even the best! The title says it all! As for the taste, if I'm really being critical here, it wasn't AS good as the above cookie...just initially though. They aged very well! Don't get me wrong, the taste was really good, delicious even, but if I'm comparing it to the above cookie, then I'd have to say the first cookie's taste was a little more of what I like (caramely/toffee-ish), but this texture was better. So again, the quest for the best chocolate chip cookie is going to be fierce. I would say we're at a tie right now!
I would definitely make these again, and oh I will. They were much more quick to make than the above cookie. But again, the cookie dough itself wasn't fabulous, for all those cookie dough eaters out there. I ended up refrigerating my dough for a couple of hours, because I had to run some errands, and I think I liked the batch that was refrigerated for a couple hours better! Just a fun little side not there. I have heard though, that refrigerating cookie dough for 36 hours is the secret to the best chocolate chip cookie ever. (Stay tuned for another recipe that calls for just that!)
Best, Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
Makes 16 giant cookies