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Chocolate Chip Cookie Theory

BossHog's picture

This is something that's been on my mind for a while. It's a R-E-A-L-L-Y slow night here at work, so why not.

It seems to me that there are two distinct theories on chocolate chip cookies.

Theory #1 is that the cookie dough part is the treat, and the chocolate chips are just an occasional added bonus.

Theory #2 is that the only purpose of the cookie dough part is to hold the chocolate chips together, and the more chips the better.

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Personally, I go with theory #2. A warm cookie with a truckload of half melted chocolate chips is better 'n sex.



BossHog's picture

(post #65249, reply #1 of 11)

Now that I think of it, that reminds me of a story.

Mom is famous for her chocolate ship cookies. There are ALWAYS cookies out at the farm. Mom makes big batches and freezes most of them in gallon ice cream buckets as soon as they cool off from the oven. She pulls a new container out of the freezer when she runs short.

Way back when I was in high school my best friend knew this all too well. Any time he came out to visit we generally had some cookies and a glass of koolaid.

As he got older he started dating pretty seriously. Eventually he figured he should bring his GF out so we could all meet her.

When the two of them walked into the kitchen he headed straight for the cookie jar. He took the top off, showed the contents to his GF, and said: "See - I told ya".



MadMom's picture

(post #65249, reply #2 of 11)

If you go with Theory #2, you really ought to try the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe posted elsewhere.  It actually has almost too much chocolate for me, I'm a Theory #1 girl, myself.



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Canuck's picture

(post #65249, reply #4 of 11)

On your recommendation, I made a version of those cookies on Sunday and baked them last night. Of course, I Madmommed them because I didn't have bread flour so used all purpose. I found them salty but no one has complained yet. I used only 2 cups of chips because I like cookie as much as chocolate.

MadMom's picture

(post #65249, reply #5 of 11)

I did not sprinkle the salt on top, because to me, the dough was salty enough, but then I think that chocolate chip cookies should be a little salty.



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Canuck's picture

(post #65249, reply #6 of 11)

Yes, salt on top would've been too much. As I've said, though, no complaints so perhaps it's just me.

cindyp's picture

(post #65249, reply #7 of 11)

Where is that recipe? My son is leaving for Texas Thursday and I want to make some of those cookies to take with him.

MadMom's picture

(post #65249, reply #8 of 11)

Here's the link: http://leitesculinaria.com/9951/recipes-perfect-chocolate-chip-cookies.html


ETA - you'd better start today, because they need to sit at least overnight.  I left mine in the fridge or two days, which is better.




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Edited 11/3/2009 1:25 pm ET by MadMom

cindyp's picture

(post #65249, reply #9 of 11)

Thank you so much!

Jillsifer's picture

(post #65249, reply #3 of 11)

I propose theory 1.5.


If you say the dough is a treat and the chips are an OCCASIONAL bonus, you've not added enough chips. But theory 2 takes it too far, in my opinion, because if the dough is just a matrix to hold the chips together, why even bother--just go raid the chip bag.


But theory 1.5 holds that the chips and the dough (are we talking raw or baked here?) are about equal in importance and should be enjoyed in roughly equal measure.



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FL.Cook's picture

(post #65249, reply #10 of 11)

It must be REALLY slow!!!!

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BossHog's picture

(post #65249, reply #11 of 11)

Yup - Danged slow.

I work at a motel from 11 PM to 7 AM. Last night the phone only rang once, and that was at 6:30 in the morning. Everyone was checked in by the time I got there. No one checked out before I left. I did have about 2 hours worth of audit paperwork to do, but that's all.

I'm fortunate to have one computer I can use for internet access. So I read a whole bunch of threads on CT and BT.

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It was interesting to read the responses. Ya never know what subject matter will either stir up a firestorm of posts or just die a slow death and drift off into the archives.

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