Sunday, February 26, 2012

Epic Cookie Battle

Cookies are one sweet treat that I have a weakness for ... chocolate chip cookies in particular.  I figured why not enter five chocolate chip cookie recipes into battle to see which ones prevail as the best.

Up first, Levain-Like cookies.  When I was in New York I tried a cookie from Levain Bakery 


It was pretty epic, and I have been looking to recreate it ever since.  

Levain-Like Cookies
(Adapted from: AmyBites) Makes 6 large cookies


1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup + 2 T sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup dutch-processed cocoa
1 cup + 2 T flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg and mix.  Add cocoa and mix.  Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add to rest.  Add chocolate chips and mix until combined on low.  Roll into 6 balls and flatten a bit.  Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 16 minutes @ 350.

Before:


After:

 

Yummmmmmy!


Four more cookie recipes to come this week - let's see which prevails as the epic chocolate chip cookie.

How do you like your cookies - crunchy?  chewy?  gooey?  raw?

13 comments:

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

It's cookie week on your blog?! Im in heaven.

These look PERFECT! LMK how you think they compare to the Levain version.

Simply Life said...

oooh, that does look like the perfect cookie!

Ameena said...

I love my cookies chewy...have you ever had a double chocolate cookie from City Bakery, also in NYC? So delicious.

Anne Marie said...

Yum!! I love chewy and gooey cookies. They are my favorite!

Aarthi said...

That looks delicious...

Aarthi
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Kacy said...

YUM! I love them soft and doughy. Or just in dough form ;)

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

I like a crunchy exterior, but a soft and chewy interior. But really, I'm not that picky and I'll eat any cookie that is placed in front of me.

meggoesnomnom said...

Oh man, I am drooling over that last cookie pic, with the melty chocolate! Looks so tasty.

sophia said...

To be honest, I dislike chocolate chip cookies! They are my least favorite cookies, next to meringues. I love, love, love macarons though. I guess when it comes to cookies, I love chewy with a bit of exterior crunch. :-)

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

That chocolate on chocolate looks delicious! I like my cookies a little chewy and a little crunchy.

Joss said...

ughhh that looks amazing...I want!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh yum. I love cookies. My favorite as chewy ones! I love chocolate chip & gingersnaps the best!

mymarblerye said...

So did it come out similar?!?