11/27/10

top chef dessert cc cookies by eric


These cookies have been making the rounds in the food blogging world. It was my turn. I love that each time someone makes them they add in something new. That's the best part of baking--being creative.
Clearly I can see why the judges on Top Chef Desserts loved them. They are good, very tasty with a distinct butter and chocolate flavor (duh). And what makes them good is the high quality chocolate. I'm certain Eric used semi-sweet chips, but I of course wanted to take a different route and wanted to use up the multiple bars of chocolate collecting dust in my cupboard. I used a nice trio of chocolate: semi-sweet, milk, and bittersweet. And to be honest, it really was a nice combo when baked. On the show, when Eric made them they weren't as thin. They were a lot thicker, but I'm kind of glad they turned out thin because I've been looking for a thin cc cookie recipe. So I don't know what happened to make them so thin, but I'm sure it was because I let them sit overnight and/or baking powder was supposed to be used.
Regardless, this is a good accident; if you truly dig thin cc cookies then this is your recipe. I don't think I've ever had cookies so thin before. That second photo of the cookies is almost like a work of art--how thin they are you know?
Who am I kidding, I'm the only one that saw them as a work of art, a thing of beauty, no one else did, they saw them as 'must devour now'. And POOF, just like that, these cookies were gone in half a day people, half a day.







Top Chef Desserts CC Cookies by Eric
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Cook Notes:
I used a combo of 3 diff types of chocolate in this; feel free to use semi sweet as Eric did in the recipe. These cookies spread out when baking, so leave at least 3 - 4 inches for cookies to spread. I did make these and leave them to sit in the fridge overnight (in case someone asks). You really need to let these cool and harden ON the cookie sheet pan as these are extremely fragile when hot. I added in an extra egg yolk for richness, you don't have to. Place the cookie dough as balls on the sheet--do not flatten! Please note my changes in orange below.
340 grams butter (3 sticks) (12 oz)
200 grams sugar (7.14 oz)
400 grams light brown sugar (I used 1 cup packed)
21 ounces flour (I sifted)
1 TB baking soda (this maybe be powder in order to get them thin; check out bravotv.com)
1 TB salt
2 eggs and 2 yolks (I used 3 yolks)
21 ounces high quality chocolate chips (semi sweet) (I used an even combo of semi & bitter)

Melt butter, cool slightly.
Paddle sugars with melted butter.
Whisk together dry ingredients.
Add eggs slowly.
Add flour, mix, add chips.
Bake at 350 for 14 min or until golden brown. (I baked them on parchment paper).

34 comments:

  1. Yum yum! Cookies are my favorite dessert. I can not pass up a cookie.

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  2. Josh is a big fan of thin, crisp cookies (which is funny because I always make mine so puffy). These look fab...three sticks of butter, gulp :)

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  3. Unas galletitas de vicio.

    Saludos

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  4. We are always in search of the best chocolate chip cookie depending on whether you prefer them chewy or crispy. I stand on the fence and refuse to choose one over the other:D

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  5. Gah! So craving these! I can't believe how thin they came out--beautiful... :)

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  6. these cookies sound wonderful!

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  7. Thin and crispy cookies are my absolute favorite. Those look like my perfect cookie.

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  8. I have to book mark these, texturely I am in love.

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  9. wow, half a day? umm, danger danger!!

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  10. i like a thick and chewy cc cookie, but these look great! i'll definitely try them out soon :)

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  11. I like thin cookies. Send me some, woman!

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  12. I actually prefer my cookies thin!!

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  13. WOw..those are some think cookies. I like mine big and fat. But I would have still polished them off in half a day too!

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  14. I might make this cookies too. I like it because they are super thin but the 3 sticks of butter kind of scare me a bit :)

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  15. I lusted after these cookies after I saw them on the show. For hours. Days. Weeks. And I love that you used multiple types of chocolate, this way you can get both the sweet and the dark in there to satisfy all of your cravings!

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  16. Wow, yours did turn out thin. I wonder what happened. Mine were pretty thick. Also, I don't think he used a European style butter. Maybe, but I find when I use ES butter the cookies are a bitter thicker. Then again, I've only done it a few times. Maybe the chocolate made them thin? Sometimes if I use really smooth or high cocoa butter type chocolate I get thinner cookies. Either way, I'm glad they tasted good!

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  17. Anynomous person: you are anynomous so i cant email you to help you. Please note i've made it EASIER for you to print recipe. Look for the words PRINT RECIPE under the recipe. Ok? Happy Holidays

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  18. Thin crisp cookies. Love it. Who can resist these? Seriously. Seriously!!!! lol. I'm coocoo for chocolate chip cookies.

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  19. Delicious! I love a nice buttery chocolate chip cookie.

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  20. They are thin! I haven't made these myself. Maybe I should do what you did and use what I have up so I can go buy more. ;)

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  21. ooh send me some please!

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  22. you have chocolate bars getting dusty?? fo' shame! umm, dont know where that came from, sorry :) those cookies... are calling my name... don't. know. if. i. can. resist...

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  23. those are by far the thinnest cookies i've ever seen. i'd stack about five of 'em together and then take a bite. :)

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  24. Oh these do sound so rich

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  25. They look so crunchy and full of chocolate. Delicious.

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  26. These look like the quintessential chocolate chip cookie. Yum! Eric was one of my faves on "Top Chef Dessert.'' He seemed level-headed and modest. Plus, he works at Baked, whose cookbooks I just can't get enough of.

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  27. i'll take an entire batch of these, pretty please. with heels on top!

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  28. I love how thin and chocolatey these are. I will have to make these. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I don't have a good crisp chocolate chip cookie, I'll have to give these a try!

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  30. I loved seeing those cookies Eric made, but I loved the ones Erica made even more. Had no idea recipes were posted. Off to check them out. These cookies look awesome, I usually don't like thin cookies, but I'd eat a batchful of them!

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  31. Your cookies came out so flat because you didn't use enough flour. 21 ounces of flour doesn't equal 2 1/2 cups, it's between 4 and 5 cups. 1 cup of flour is 4.4 ounces, just fyi. yours still look good though

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  32. So... i really want to make these cookies but what should i do?
    21 ounces of flour is just about 600 grams and as the person above me said- defiantly not 2 and a half cups.
    So, to get the cookie to look and taste like yours should I use about 250 grams of flour (2 1/2 cups) or 600 grams (21 ounces?)
    I would really appreciate a quick response.
    Thank you!

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  33. ummm tawny there is 8 ounces in a cup last time i checked

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  34. I never thought I would like thin CC cookies, but I won a prize of bags of CC cookies from a famous bakery and they were the thinnest CC cookies I have ever seen, they were delicious. Yours look just like theirs so I must try them.

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