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Ultimate chocolate chip cookies

MadMom's picture

Couldn't find the earlier thread which mentioned these, but finally baked them (they spent two days in the fridge.)  OMG, they are good.  I think my boys will go crazy for them.  The recipe made 18 BIG cookies.  (Might have made more if someone hadn't been eating the cookie dough, but that's another story.)  I gave DH two, and he raved about them.  I ate one (which should be my dinner) and it was delicious!  TRY THESE!



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BossHog's picture

(post #38047, reply #1 of 34)

Got a link? I don't remember anyone talking about these before.

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MadMom's picture

(post #38047, reply #2 of 34)

Here's the link.  I think it was in a discussion about a chocolate sale... I mentioned that I had 11 pounds to use, and this recipe used over a pound.


http://leitesculinaria.com/9951/recipes-perfect-chocolate-chip-cookies.html




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BossHog's picture

(post #38047, reply #3 of 34)

Thanks girl.

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MadMom's picture

(post #38047, reply #4 of 34)

Oooops, sorry about that.    BTW, didn't use the sea salt on these, as I felt the dough was a bit salty (like chocolate chip cookie dough ought to be) and it was for the grandsons.



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Jean's picture

(post #38047, reply #5 of 34)

How'd I miss this recipe? But but 15 bucks for the chocolate for one batch--for my Hershey's lovin' bunch? I don't think so. Heh heh.



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FL.Cook's picture

(post #38047, reply #6 of 34)

$15, but then $9 for shipping!! That got me out of the website very quickly!

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BossHog's picture

(post #38047, reply #7 of 34)

"15 bucks for the chocolate for one batch--for my Hershey's lovin' bunch? I don't think so."

Aw, come on - Us guys are worth it.

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Madeleine's picture

(post #38047, reply #13 of 34)

Wow, I, too, was put off by the $15 chocolate + shipping, but am so tempted to try these. Chocolate chip cookies are my husbands favorite. Maybe for his birthday I should try these.

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suz's picture

(post #38047, reply #8 of 34)

Yay! so glad you liked them.  The following is a copy of my nephews response posted July 2008.


40690.56 in reply to 40690.1 

My 14 year old nephew went to sleep dreaming about these cookies and woke up to a batch right from the oven.  His comments are as follows: "it's the perfect combination between the crunchiness of the crust and the softness of the inside add to that the melted chocolate and it's more than delicious" it's marvalicious!  My batch size made 23.  12 now baked and 11 in the freezer.

MadMom's picture

(post #38047, reply #9 of 34)

We ate three, I've wrapped nine (for DSIL and the boys), and the rest are on a plate.  Imagine DH will eat more than his fair share tonight and tomorrow.  I don't think my chocolate was quite as expensive as one would guess.  IIRC, it was about $66 for 11 pounds, with free shipping, so ended up costing about $7.50 for eighteen huge cookies.  Not bad, since they would have been at least $2 each or more if one tried to buy them.



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suz's picture

(post #38047, reply #10 of 34)

Yes, those cookies are costly if bought in the stores.  In my neighborhood they go for about $2.50.  Now add icecream between them and Jaques Torres sells it for $5.

MadMom's picture

(post #38047, reply #11 of 34)

The boys, including their dad, scarfed them up.  They took the wrapped ones home with them and left us with two, which is two more than we need!



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suz's picture

(post #38047, reply #12 of 34)

Put ice cream between them and then it's one.  Not as many calories as two.

Maedl's picture

(post #38047, reply #14 of 34)

Oh, those do look good. Since the mid-70s, I've been trying to find a chocolate chip cookie recipe that produced the kind of cookie that the YWCA in Washington, DC, used to sell in their bakery and cafeteria. Back then, they had a huge building on 18th and K, a sort of hostel for women and decent place to get lunch for people working in the area. The cookies were huge, chewy, gooey and quite divine. The building was knocked down decades ago and the YWCA moved to an antiseptic new building that had no bakery. Oh, to eat those cookies once again!

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TracyK's picture

(post #38047, reply #15 of 34)

Did you ever try the "fake Nieman Marcus" cookies? I LOVE them... they're made with part oatmeal and part flour, but the oatmeal is ground in a blender so it's not as chunky and -- well, oaty. Heh. They also have grated chocolate in the dough.


It makes a vast amount of cookies, and I like to make them large.



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avak123's picture

(post #38047, reply #16 of 34)

They are wonderful! I think the ground oatmeal makes them lighter--and yes--oaty!

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TracyK's picture

(post #38047, reply #18 of 34)

Aw, thanks! :)


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MadMom's picture

(post #38047, reply #17 of 34)

Glad you called them the "fake Neiman Marcus cookies."  I've been going to Neiman's in Dallas since I was just a child and it was their only store (and believe me, that's a long long long time) and I never once saw a chocolate chip cookie there!



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Maedl's picture

(post #38047, reply #19 of 34)

Haven't tried them--but I don't think the YWCA cookies had oats in them. The Washington Post may have run the recipe years ago, around the time that the YWCA on K St. closed--perhaps I need to try googling!

Margie
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TracyK's picture

(post #38047, reply #20 of 34)

That's the thing though... you wouldn't necessarily know there were oats, because they're ground to a fine powder. :)


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FL.Cook's picture

(post #38047, reply #21 of 34)

I found the disks at Fresh Market, $14 a lb!! Boy, they better be fantastic!!

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MEANCHEF's picture

(post #38047, reply #22 of 34)

Can't be the ultimate without walnuts.

MadMom's picture

(post #38047, reply #26 of 34)

Blech.



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Regality's picture

(post #38047, reply #27 of 34)

I wouldn't go quite so far as "blech", but I do prefer my ccc's sans walnuts.  Actually, I prefer most of my anythings sans walnuts.


MadMom's picture

(post #38047, reply #28 of 34)

I just prefer everything without nuts, because I can't stand the mouth feel they leave.  I can tolerate a few almonds, but that's about it.



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Regality's picture

(post #38047, reply #29 of 34)

I wonder what it is in the nuts that bothers you.  Perhaps you have a low level allergy?  Personally, though I'm not fond of nuts in things, I do like nuts on their own.  Put of bowl of salted, mixed nuts in front of me and don't expect any to be left for the rest of the party.  *L*

MadMom's picture

(post #38047, reply #34 of 34)

I just don't like the mouth feel of nuts or coconut.  Don't mind the flavor, especially of coconut, and I use coconut milk and/or cream in many things.  Just don't care to chew on any of that stuff.



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Regality's picture

(post #38047, reply #23 of 34)

Got my discs today.  Gonna make up a batch this evening.  If either I or my SO keel over dead from chocolate overdose, someone here is gonna be takin' the blame.  *L*

FL.Cook's picture

(post #38047, reply #24 of 34)

Let me know if they are that wonderful!! My $14 + discs are still unused.

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