KB’s BOT- Choco Chip Cookies 2

2. The Glutton’s Cookie Recipe

I don’t think I was clear enough as to what this whole BOT thing is last time. So let me try explain it again.
I want to try and find the best recipe for a few classic baked goods so I am going to be testing out recipes to determine the Best of Three (BOT…KB’s BOT). I will be testing: 1) my favourite recipe 2) a classic recipe & 3) the glutton’s recipe. I will choose a KB’s BOT winner and then endeavour to combine my favourite parts of each recipe to make the ULTIMATE recipe of it’s kind.
I started with Chocolate Chip Cookies and I have already tested my favourite recipe which can be found here. Next up is The Glutton’s Recipe. Now by Glutton’s Recipe, I mean this is a recipe of pure indulgence. No holding back on the butter. No consideration to the calories. I don’t think I EVER consider the calories of the things I bake.


I have had myself quite the busy week this week. On Friday, I handed in my dissertation wooo!! 10,913 words BOOM. It was weirdly exhilarating clicking “submit” and watching the upload status bar go from 5%-65% (then it hung around there for a bit) then finally 100%. All the while I was thinking “did I put page numbers”, “are the full stops all in the right place in my references”. Too late. I sat there, my heart racing ever so slightly, not really knowing what to do with myself. I spent as least the last 6 months of my life slaving over this darned piece of work and now what am I supposed to do? Oh right, yeah, revision. My exams are nicely spread out for once but I still finish on May 16th! Woooo! Then it’s nothing but fun, games and job hunting for me! Oh by the way, in case anyone wanted to know the title of my dissertation, it was: “Conversation Therapy for Agrammatism: Measuring the Change of Barrier and Facilitator Behaviours through Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis.”


So the next few weeks are going to be a bit easier than the past few, I reckon. Revision is pretty straight forward. Let’s see what I have to say about it next week shall we haha. I went stationary shopping this week because obviously you can’t revise without the right equipment! I love stationary shopping. It’s almost as fun as kitchenware shopping. Almost. I have all my coloured pens, post it notes, cue cards, coloured paper and highlighters sorted. Now I just need someone to send me over some motivation and concentration.  I am hoping that this year I will be motivated by the thought that I will never have to revise (to this extent) ever again in my life.

Now that you are up to date on the thrilling adventure that is my life, I want to introduce you to my gluttonous side. Hi. Some people may think that regular chocolate chip cookies are pretty gluttonous. I for one, absolutely do not agree. Whats wrong with a bit of butter and chocolate? NOTHING! Now these bad boys, these “Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies”, are sinful. With melted chocolate, chocolate chips and cocoa, you really won’t find a chocolate chip cookie that is more chocolatey than this! The thing with gluttons recipes, it is very easy to go a bit crazy and just produce something disgustingly sickly but shoving in all the “treats” you can think of. But that’s not how we roll over here. Nuh uh.

These cookies are not at all sickly sweet. They are rich but have a deep chocolatey flavour as there is not that much sugar and only dark/semi-sweet chocolate is used. I think the queen of luxury recipes is Nigella Lawson, so of course this recipe is one of hers. Nigella really knows how to do gluttonous recipes well. She uses the best ingredients to produce the most decedent sweet and savoury treats. I only have one of her cookbooks I need more!! 

After making these cookies I realised I really do need to invest in a cookie scoop. I never usually scoop my cookie mix but I really do think it’s the best way. You get nice even sized cookies then. As if a cookie scoop is the only thing I want to invest in. I have a ever so rapidly growing list of things I would like for the kitchen. Currently top of the list is a Cast Iron Skillet Pan. I wish the money in my bank account was growing as rapidly as my list of desires.

Taste 5/5
I LOVED this cookies. In fact, sitting here writing this post, I am a little sad I don’t have any to eat right now. The chocolate flavour is deep and not too sweet, and there is a subtle salty after taste. This is exactly what I want in a cookie!

Texture 4/5
These cookies have that slightly doughy, slightly crumbly texture going on. They aren’t quite as chewy as I would like, that’s why they don’t get the big 5. But still. So goooood.

Technique 3/5
Compared to the previous recipe I tried, these cookies take a bit more time to make. There are few more steps involved. Nothing complicated mind. But you are left with a little more washing up!

Overall:  4.5/5 
This cookie is near enough perfect. The only thing lacking I feel, is a bit more of a chewy texture. Even so, I would highly recommend making them to take round to your pals house!

 SO MANY COOKIES (I made double the amount)
 

Recipe

Nigella Lawson’s  recipe which I adapted, can be found here. I highly recommend chopping up a good quality chocolate bar rather than buying chocolate chips. That way you get chocolate CHUNKS rather than meagre chips.
You can use your food processor for these cookies, it will make your life easier and we all love a bit of food processing action.
TOP TIP: Leave the cookies to cool COMPLETELY before even attempting to move. They will fall apart in your hands and it will make you sad.
Serves: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 20mins
Cooking Time: 18mins
Skill Level: Pretty easy peasy lemon squeezy
Equipment
Heatproof dish
Saucepan
Mixing bowl x2
Chopping board & knife (if chopping chocolate)
Cookie scoop/ice cream scoop
Baking tray (lined with baking parchment)
Ingredients
100g dark chocolate 
150g plain flour
30g cocoa powder (sieved) 
1tsp bicarbonate of soda 
½tsp salt
125g unsalted butter (softened)
50g light brown sugar
50g white sugar 
1tsp vanilla essence 
1 large egg (cold)
200g dark chocolate chips (I used plain chocolate chopped into chunks)

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 170c/150c fan/Gas 3. Melt 100g dark chocolate in the microwave or in an heatproof dish placed of a saucepan of simmering water. 
  2. Put the flour, sieved cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl and mix together.  
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and all the sugar.
  4. Add melted chocolate to butter and sugar and mix together.
  5. Beat in cold egg and vanilla essence
  6. Mix together dry and wet ingredients, then fold in chocolate chips/chunks. 
  7. Using a cookie/ice-cream scoop, scoop 12 equal sized dollops on to the prepared baking tray. DO NOT SQUASH DOWN.
  8. Bake for 18mins until knife comes out semi-clean (not wet). 
  9. Leave to cool on tray before transferring to cooling rack. 
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKIE!
 

The Metres are one of my favourite bands to listen to whilst I cook, simply because I can have a little boogie and waltz around the kitchen whilst I chop and mix.

KB x

 

4 Responses to “KB’s BOT- Choco Chip Cookies 2”

    • Same! I am going to try the New York Times recipe next. I have heard great things about it! Hopefully they will have that lovely chewy texture! xx

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