Sunday, September 18, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Guru

W/ Bacon Fat
There is just something satisfying about a homemade chocolate chip cookie. The entire process is comforting and warming (and not just because the oven is turned on). My family could (and would if I let them) just eat the dough without ever having it baked. 

Chewy pieces of cookie with a chocolate chip in every bite. 
Little pillows of yumminess!

Then I stumbled across Ross Sveback who has become my chocolate chip cookie guru.

First I find his recipe for chocolate chip cookies using rendered bacon fat as the shortening. 

W/ Sea Salt
Then I find he has a Salted Chocolate Chip cookie recipe....and if that isn't good enough I finally learn (thanks to Mr. Sveback) that the trick to a chewy cookie is to let the batter sit overnight before baking!

Now I have beautiful chewy-sea-salted-dark-chocolate-chip cookies in my kitchen just asking for a cold glass of milk. 

Mmmmmm.

4 comments:

  1. I am blown away that you love the recipe - thank you so much! I like the chewy, caramely way they turn out after letting them rest.

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  2. bacon fat in cookies, now that is something I've never before considered. Good to know about dough overnight. visiting from 20sb.

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  3. Ross they were so yummy. I'm totally a fan of sweet & salty so these were great. My family loved them too (my sister works for Starbucks and this time of year they have their salted hot chocolates - it was that in a cookie) :)

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  4. Thanks for visiting Laura. Growing up I was always grossed out by the recipe but years later and having become a foodie I've realized the benefit of bacon fat. Haha.

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