I have a cookie monster at home and he has been bugging me about baking chocolate chip cookies for awhile. I saw this recipe on mybakingaddiction and decided to give it a try. Knowing that she is a big fan of "The Chewy" which I too love, and after reading about how great the cookies were, I just had to try this recipe.
The cookies were a little disappointing. Yes, they were crisp outside, but I was not quite satisfied with the inside. They were not chewy enough and I much prefer the texture of "The Chewy". I think they were much lighter than "The Chewy". The wild boar says it is neither chewy nor cakey, maybe in between. Despite all these, I still enjoyed eating the cookies and the wild boar gobbled up everything within days.
I am still trying to figure out what went wrong. I subbed Cookeen for half the butter like how mybakingaddition used butter flavoured Crisco. I couldn't find Crisco here in the UK so I used Cookeen, which apparently is the equivalent.
I used 1 cup of chopped hazelnuts and I thought they were in the way, maybe because they were a tad too finely chopped. I chilled the cookie dough overnight, and used an ice-cream scoop to scoop out the dough, each weighing about 60 grams.
These are the first batch of cookies. I baked them for about 2 mins too long. So instead of golden brown all around edges but centre still pale, they were brown all around.
For the second batch, I flattened each ball, depressed the centre slightly, and put milkybar buttons on each cookie dough.
I baked these for 10 mins and they came out perfect!
I will try Deryl Bear's original recipe next time and will leave out the nuts.