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This is a photo of four different chocolate chip cookies, all broken into three parts (one per person in my household) for taste testing. They are labeled A/B/C/D. D was the winner. The recipe requires browning the butter and a very specific method of mixing and resting the melted butter with the eggs and sugars. The flavor is phenomenal! Since we had plenty of time to kill, we thought this would be the time to ""scientifically"" find the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe. An investment that will yield a lifetime of results! The recipe for Angela's Chocolate Chip Cookies (D) is also included. I called it that because I got the recipe from my friend Angela in Milwaukee. Normally I only have two people in my household: myself and Jeremy Abrams '11. However, we invited our dear friend Paige Kelly, who I know from grad school at Ohio State, to quaran-team with us because we knew she would enjoy being out in the country and we would all enjoy the company. For the record, Paige's favorite cookie was the Doubltree recipe recently made public, but Jeremy and I outvoted her. Angela’s Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients: 8.75 ounces of flour ½ tsp baking soda 14 tablespoons of butter 5.25 ounces dark brown sugar 3.5 ounces white sugar 1 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon cinnamon 8 ounces of chocolate chips ¾ cup chopped pecans or other nuts (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour and baking soda and set aside. Brown 10 tablespoons of the butter in a wide pan (I used a 12” stainless steel frying pan). Mix sugars, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl and set aside. Once the butter is browned, add it to the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a heat-proof bowl. Once the butter is all melted, mix in the sugars. Add the egg and egg yolk and stir for 30 seconds. Rest the mixture for 3 minutes. Repeat this process 3 more times for a total of 4-30 second stirs and 3-3minute rests. Blend in the flour, then the chocolate chips and nuts (if using). Scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake 6 minutes, then rotate pans 180 degrees and bake for another 6 minutes. Cool and eat!


Gambier, Ohio


baking, chocolate chip cookies

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baking, chocolate chip cookies