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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

The other night we decided to stay up late and watch Duff Goldman's new show on Food TV, Sugar High featuring Los Angeles eateries, yum!  We could not wait to make the chocolate chip cookies from Auntie Em's Kitchen after all Terri Wahl said it too some time to perfect the recipe and the description sounded like cookie heaven.  Three and a half cubes of butter put me off a bit but I forged ahead.

The critics:
The biggest finicky eater, “too much sugar”

The oldest of the youngsters “ I liked how thin the cookies was and the cookie taste”

The middle finicky eater, “ yummmmy, I loved them!”

And the pickiest finickiest wee finicky eater, “they were good.  I am just use to your normal cookies…can you make them today?”

Me, I am not thrilled with all of the butter and sugar; although, cookies, desserts and so on are an indulgents so… Also for some reason they taste a bit eggy to me and you know I hate eggs. 

Update 24 hours later…

Yesterday, I only made about 12 cookies and left the rest in the freezer wrapped in wax paper.  Today the cookies I baked had a more defined caramel flavor (not over sugar taste of yesterday) and more chew, much better to me.

******************* UPDATE ******************
The cookies held up wonderfully in the freezer.  For weeks, I took out a few and baked them.  The kids loved hot fresh cookies.

lots and lots of butter - not to mention tons of sugar

water and vanilla

equals a very loose dough

after and hour in the refrigerator I was able to form balls

all wrapped up and ready for the freezer

as one ages their eyes go and the little print on my toaster oven doesn't help so broil looked like bake... oh my Mickey burnt to a crisp

Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Terri Wahl, Auntie Em's Kitchen
Duff Goldman - Sugar High

2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 3/4 cups (3 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
1/3 cup water room temperature
2 1/4 cups white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 pound dark chocolate or chocolate chips

~ in a stand mixer, cream the brown sugar, butter and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes
~ add the eggs one at a time until well incorporated
~ mix in 1/3 cup of water and the vanilla
~  in a separate bowl, whisk the flour, salt and baking soda and add to the butter mixture. ~ mix on low until the flour mixture is incorporated, and then mix in the chocolate pieces
~ put dough into refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours
~ scoop out the dough and either onto the parchment lined cookie sheet or put each scoop onto a strip of wax paper and roll to cover and freeze for an hour-(24 hours for better cookies – you can transfer the cookie dough balls to a freezer zip lock bag and use as needed)
~ preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with paper
~  the cookies will spread, so limit 4 cookies on you first sheet to see just how many will fit and adjust other sheets (I baked 4 cookies per sheet in my toaster oven)
~ smush/flatten cookie onto cookie sheet
~ bake until golden brown, mine took 7 minutes the original recipe calls for 15 to 20 minutes and  rotating the trays halfway through
~ remove from the oven and cool
~ remove the cookies with a flat spatula to prevent breaking
~ place on a paper towel (removes a bit of oil)


  1. I just watched that show this afternoon! Yours look as good as hers! I think I could be fairly successful because mine used to come out that way without trying! I love them thin and chewy! They look great! : )

  2. thin cookies looks delicious lovely site do keep in touch regards

  3. I liked his new show, it was fun to watch! Love that you already made a recipe from he show!

  4. The (un burned) cookies looked delicious! Most people like chewy cookies and I do, too...but I LOVE crispy cookies!

  5. I smiled constantly while reading this post, thank you!

  6. Oh, gosh, I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't always see the fine print! My family is always begging for chocolate chip cookies...these will be on my list to try~

  7. Those look like something my little guy would love! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Bummer about the burnt cookies, but the ones that turned out look fantabulous! I would love to try out this recipe, because the ones I always use are chewy and it would be a nice change.

  9. we'll take thin and chewy over thick and sandy anytime, thank you. Missed Duff's show but if your cookies are any indication, it'll be worth drooling over.

  10. I bet these thin and crispy cookies would go really well with some grilled summer fruit!

  11. Glad these worked out better the second day...they do look good :)


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