Baked bakery’s choc chip cookies

Baked bakery’s choc chip cookies

The photos in this post depart from my normal style, and playing to the ‘dramatic edges’. It wasn’t intentional but somehow I caught this angle of light, and I loved how it showcased the rough texture of the cookies. Not everything needs to be pretty. Deliciousness is a far more important factor ;)!

Dramatic or soft? Dark, moody or airy and soft lit food photography? What is your style? Do you have a rule at all for food photos? (I personally like both. But perhaps food in lighter mood is more appetite?)

Luckily choosing between chewy or soft choc chip cookies is far less difficult. Confession time: I’m not a big fan of chewy cookies! Having tried the New York Time chocolate cookies, Alice Medrich’s recipe and even the Momofuku famed one, there is still something missing in terms of texture for me. I like them all flavourwise, but it wasn’t an instant love.

After a few months of no-sugar policy, I want an awesome chocolate chip cookie. Less but more! The recipe from “Baked” promises a ‘crispy edge cookies with a soft center’, which sounds lovely. I imagined a buttery, fine and delicate crumb.

They are great, fresh of the oven. The ‘crispy choc chip cookies crowd’ will find the cookies a little cakey. I am in a cookie heaven though. I guess the appreciation was heightened because I was deprived of chocolate chip cookies for so loooong.

I used to make smallish cookies. Now, I make them full size. Big, delicious and packed with flavours!

Baked bakery’s choc chip cookies

Yield: 23 large cookies

Ingredients

  • * 2 + 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • * 2 tsp salt
  • * 1 tsp baking soda
  • * 2 stick (225gr) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • * 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • * ¼ cup castor sugar
  • * 2 large eggs
  • * 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • * 2 + 2/3 cup milk choc chips

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt in a large bowl.
  2. Using your stand mixer, cream the sugars and butter until pale and creamy. Scrape down the bowl from time to time. Add one egg at a time, and beat until the mixture is smooth and fully incorporated. Add the vanilla extract last, and whisk for 5-10 secs.
  3. Fold in the flour in two batches. Mix for 15 secs each, until the mixture just comes together. Fold in the choc chips with a wooden spatula.
  4. Cover, and rest in the fridge for at least 6 hours (I did mine overnight).
  5. Preheat oven to 180C (non fan-forced). Line baking tray with baking paper.
  6. Place 2 tablespoon-sized dough balls onto the tray. The cookies won't spread much, but make sure to make room between them.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, then remove from the oven. Let the cookies rest for 5 mins then cool them on a wire rack.
  8. These can be stored in an air-tight container for 3 days.

Notes

I have reduced the sugar but kept the amount of salt (normal cooking salt) and it's perfect for my taste. If you are worried about the level of salt, reduce it to 1 tsp.

Recipe adapted from Baked's Bakery Cookbook

http://anhsfoodblog.com/2012/07/baked-bakerys-choc-chip-cookies.html/

32 Responses to Baked bakery’s choc chip cookies

  1. I love chewy or crisp. I just love chocolate chip cookies. Wish I had a few of those, they look fantastic!

  2. My favorite cookie is same as your preference and I can see these are really good! I love your photos different from usual. :-)

  3. I think everyone needs a little drama in their shots :) I love yours, they look great and if it makes me want to eat the cookie (which it TOTALLY does), then your job here is done ;)

  4. love2dine says:

    WOW, those are some gorgeous photos. Makes me want to get into the kitchen this minute!

  5. Winston says:

    Anh your photos are just as gorgeous as usual. I don’t think I have a preference for light, just as long as the photos are clear, I guess!! Difference between lousy amateur like me and pro like you hehe. But I agree, rough imperfections are quite beautiful. These cookies sound fantastic! I am team crispy all the way ^^

  6. I still love these moody photos as much as I do the airy bright ones! :D Chewy cookies are my favourite, although every now and then I’d lick my fingers over a crispy one. :)

    I take both bright and moody shots, they give totally different feels and they work better for different types of food…if it’s the rustic foods you’re cooking, I think darker is better, but if it’s vibrant, fresh recipes you’re making, bright is good. All depends on what you want the viewer to see. :D

  7. I love chocolate cookies..cakey,crisp, or chewy. These look lovely.

  8. Oh yes I’ve tried the Baked chocolate chip cookie before and it’s excellent, definitely a favorite.

  9. Gorgeous cookies Anh! My personal favourite is chewy cookies with crisp edges. I like the best of both worlds :D I love your photos, as always.

  10. Love the styling of the pictures. Looks stunning.
    Seems that Asians tend to opt for crispy cookies. :)

  11. I love that “LOVE” bottle :) I like crisp cookies too.I like the lightning in your pictures!

  12. Deliciousness is def. far more important! AMEN sister!!

    I hope you had a fabulous 4th!
    XOXO
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  13. Swathi says:

    Delicious chocolate chips cookies Anh, We love them in the house a lot.

  14. I make my cookies big! That’s the only way to do it, I think. I’ve found, too, that I tend to gravitate toward light and airy with my food photography, but I try to sometimes push my comfort zone. Good for you for being daring!

  15. Shirley says:

    I’ll take chewy over crisp any day, but in the end I just can’t say no to any chocolate chip cookie. And yours look really good!

  16. Magda says:

    There’s never enough choc chip cookie recipes. I would love to try these!

  17. Rosa says:

    Lovely cookies! Perfect with a glass of milk.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  18. Johanna GGG says:

    love the photos – while less pretty and light than your usual, they are just right for our wintery weather when the shadows creep in. (My style is usually anything I can squeeze in before being tugged at again). I love chewy choc chips but wouldn’t say no to any type, though I understand that when sugar is rationed you want it to be good when you have it

  19. shruti says:

    love how these cookies look like little mushrooms !

  20. Monique says:

    The cookies look delish~
    I think it’s fun to have different kinds of photos:)
    Although perfection and the same is lovely..when I am looking at lovely blogs..sometimes too much of the smame..becomes ..well the same:) Even if I LOVE them..

    These are lovely AND different~

  21. Nandita says:

    Even I love crisp chocolate chip cookies Anh. So you are not alone ther. i just loved the styling and photography in this post. The cookies look gorgeous :)

  22. Awww I love the photos. It actually turned out really great! There’s always a soft spot for chocolate chip cookies.. xx

  23. Simone says:

    They look delicious Ahn. I think in terms of photography; I like both a light and a dark style but if I can give you my preference it would be that gorgeous first shot where I think the light is just beautiful!

  24. Cookies and the bottle both looking too tempting to pick them up, eat and sip both :). All time fav cookies, my kids love these too, I liked the crispness of these cookies.

  25. Jehanne@ cookingdoctor says:

    This might be just the cookies for my daughter ‘s weekly bakes ..the first shot was just gorgeous !

  26. I do love chewy biscuits. but I love this one too. I just love them in general

  27. Sihi says:

    Lovely recipe, amazing pictures! Love the new style, Anh.

    Best,
    Sihi

  28. Love the moody shots Anh and I def love the cookies! Chewy for me please!

  29. Trisha says:

    Love the “dramatic” lighting!!! Choc chip cookies are always <3!

  30. Love the emergence of “moody” food photos. Makes a nice departure from the bright and airy pics everywhere. I’m a fence-sitter with my cookies, underbaking the first batch and overdoing the second so I have chewy and crispy versions of the same cookie :)

  31. Lisa H. says:

    I am still discovering my ‘footing’ in lighting…hence no preference at the moment but I would love to have one big jar your cookies…:D

  32. yumgoggle says:

    With oatmeal cookies and nutty cookies, I love the thin and crispy variety. With choco chip (my favorite!) i’d go with anything. Gee! I am biased. This is delicious!

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