Friday, October 7, 2011

Overnight Chocolate Chip Cookies - The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Challenge

I'm participating in The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Challenge for the month of October. Last month the challenge was finding The Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese Recipe. There were 58 bloggers that went out into blogland and found recipes to submit. If everyone participates this month, I hear there are over 100! Last months winner of "The Ultimate" Macaroni & Cheese recipe was The Shady Porch.

The rules are simple: Each blogger that decides to play along finds a recipe (for the theme of the month) from another blogger. You can't use a recipe from a celebrity chef like Paula Deen, Taste of Home, etc. You can use a recipe of theirs if another blogger has it on their blog. It's just a nice way to highlight another bloggers blog and increase traffic to your blog and theirs. Everyone wins because people are going to all the blogs to check out the recipes. We all blog on the same day and time each month.


Well, lets get started!

I chose a recipe I found over on the blog A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock 'n Roll. The recipe intrigued me since you make the batter, refrigerate it overnight and bake the cookies the next day. I wondered if you'd be able to taste the molasses. I also used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips just as she did.
The dough is very hard!
I weighed my dough. I wanted my cookies to be all the same size. Just a little anal I guess :)
Oven Ready
Ready for the oven.
First Batch
I followed the recipe exactly like she had on her blog. The first batch I baked for 9 minutes. When I took them out they looked a little undercooked. I put them back in the oven for another 2 minutes. I then let them sit for 10 minutes. They're good, but I needed them baked a little longer. If you like them this way, you'll love them!
Longer Baking Time
For the rest of the batches, I baked them for 16 minutes, then cool for 10 minutes. To me, these are darn near perfect! They have a little crunch but they're still doughy.

I would definitely recommend this recipe. In fact this will more than likely be my "go to" recipe when I want to make Chocolate Chip Cookies. I think they're wonderful!. I also believe that I have found "The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie" This recipe made 68 cookies (weighed at 1 ounce each) or a little over 5 dozen.

Overnight Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces dark chocolate chips

Stir the dry ingredients together with a whisk and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar together well. Add the molasses and then the eggs, mixing well. Add the vanilla. Then gradually add the dry ingredients. Stir chocolate chips into the cookie dough. Drop by teaspoonful onto a parchment lined sheet pan. Bake in a preheated, 350 degrees Fahrenheit, oven for about 8-9 minutes. After they've cooled for about 10 minutes on the cookie sheet. Remove them and continue cooling on a cooling rack.

If you're interested in participating in this Crazy Cooking Challenge you can find out more about it here.

Be sure to check out all the fantastic recipes listed below. Don't forget to vote for what you believe to be "The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Recipe". Thanks for stopping by!


Jey @ The Jey of Cooking said...

I'd have such a hard time waiting to make these cookies. You have awesome willpower!

Julie said...

Delicious! Who knew there are so many way to make choc chip cookies :) I would love you to check mine out, they are #5. Thanks!

The Farm Girl

BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

I think waiting would be the hardest part of making these cookies. I was just thinking about adding molasses to one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes (until I found the recipe I posted about today). I think I might just have to give it a try. :)

Susie McGuire said...

Ok, now you're just making me hungry. Those cookies look great! Although I'm not to sure about #16, #21, #41 and #68. I never thought bacon could be an ingredient in cookies.

Lisa~~ said...

Nice looking cookies! I use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough evenly and if you portion it out as soft dough then chill it you're not working with hard dough.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my entry, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps.

Cook Lisa Cook

Krissa said...

Interesting! They look like they turned out really yummy!

Miz Helen said...

Your cookies are great! It is fun cooking with you, I am #15. Hope you are having a great week end.
Miz Helen

Colie's Kitchen said...

Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

Melissa said...

These look great! There's just something about overnight cookies that makes them sooo good! :)

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