Sunday, June 28, 2009

A very late Sweet Melissa Sundays: Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm quite behind on making and posting about this Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe, Chocolate Chip Cookies. Two weekends ago, when the cookies were supposed to have been sitting pretty in the cookie jar on my counter, I had been too busy to post. First it was my boyfriend's graduation from university, and then a bridal shower in my hometown, and then another bridal shower that same weekend. I didn't spend any time in my own kitchen that entire week.

When the week came to a close and I found myself back in my apartment, I was perusing the Sweet Melissa Sundays website to see what recipe I had missed out on. It was a special week, and the announcement came late: Melissa Murphy, the author of the Sweet Melissa Baking Book, had chosen Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Almonds.

How could I resist? I'm a sucker for chocolate chip cookies.


So I set out to make these, a few days late. Unfortunately, I was unable to post them even last week due to internet issues. Well, actually, my landlords turned off the modem and router to save power while they went on vacation - I was very unhappy, to say the least!

Back to the cookies: the batter came together easily. I skipped the toasted almonds, and instead used a mixture of half semi-sweet chocolate chips, and half milk chocolate, which I cut into chunks. I loved the contrast between the milky sweet chocolate chunks and the darker chocolate chips.


The batter itself wasn't very sweet, which meant that the chocolate created a just-sweet-enough cookie, without that cloying sugariness that can make a dessert taste too rich. The downside of this, of course, is that you can eat many cookies in a row without that self-protective guilt kicking in. Great for my tastebuds, but from a health perspective, probably not-so-good.

What I loved most about these cookies, however, was the texture. I've been looking for a chewy, thin chocolate chip cookie, and I finally found it. Even days later, when the cookie had lost its crispy edge, it was still perfectly chewy.


A big thank you goes out to Melissa Murphy for this choice - I've found my new go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. Sorry, Anna Olson. Check out her post on Sweet Melissa Sundays for the recipe.

6 comments:

matty June 28, 2009 at 3:15:00 PM EDT  

These cookies were awesome! I guess I am different than you in the sense that I will eat a lot of cookies regardless of if the batter is overly sweet or not! :P

margot June 28, 2009 at 6:42:00 PM EDT  

Sounds like a busy couple weeks and how frustrating to not have an internet connection. Your CCCs look fantastic, this recipe is definitely a keeper. If you haven't already made them, the Double Chocolate Cherry ones for this week are great too.

pinkstripes June 29, 2009 at 5:23:00 PM EDT  

Your cookies look perfect! I just made them this past weekend and they were very delicious!

Pamela June 29, 2009 at 10:03:00 PM EDT  

Glad you got the chance to give them a try. They look fabulous. These cookies did have a great texture, too.

MaryBeth June 30, 2009 at 9:08:00 PM EDT  

My all time favorite cookie....

Eliana July 1, 2009 at 12:25:00 PM EDT  

Your cookies look perfect Kait. Great job!

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