Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Result

Cookies are fine thing to make when the weather is miserable and frankly, so un-summery. The constant rain outside is instantly made better when you sink your teeth into meltingly warm fresh chocolate chip cookies. The world is somehow right again and no crappy weather can take the smile off your face!

As you can probably tell, the experiment was a success and I really think you should run off and whip up a batch immediately. I cooked a dozen or so at the 24 hour mark and really, they were very good... but nothing compared to waiting 48 hours. I couldn't cook any at the 36 hour mark due to the timing but I am so glad I waited. The dough was so well dried out it was crumbly and I had to scoop the dough out and form them into a ball for baking. But the effect on the finished product was epic.

Even though this may shock you, I think there is too much chocolate called for in the recipe as it takes away from the crunchy, golden cookie so I decreased the quantity by a third. The cookie part of this really doesn't get enough credit, it really is more than just a vehicle to eat warm gooey chocolate. The flavour of the cookie base is buttery, salty, caramelized and rich which cradled the strong, bittersweet chocolate so delicately. The edges were crisp and the center yielding and soft, as the layers of the thin chocolate discs melted into streaky heaven throughout the cookie. Just perfect in every possible way.

I ate 4 before going to bed last night. 4!!


The A.D.D. Knitter said...

My mom made these and also thought that the chocolate detracted from the overall experience!:)

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Hello Cakey One--what are you up to these days?