Sunday, July 26, 2009

recipe test: Cook's Illustrated Chocolate Chip Cookies.

M&M cookies (Cook's Illustrated CC cookie base dough May 2009)

with M&Ms.

It's the nephew's birthday Friday & he's still at camp, so these cookies are headed to Culver.

i decided to give Cook's Illustrated's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies a try, swapping in M&Ms for the chips. there's no question the flavor benefits from browning the butter in a skillet, but the cookies spread a ton & baked up wafer thin. this usually happens when the kitchen is overly warm & the dough gets too soft, but it was nice & cool here today in SF so i'm not sure what the deal was.

not that i'm incapable of messing up a recipe (i'm totally capable), but this isn't exactly my first rodeo with chocolate chip cookies either.