Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Season 1 Round 3

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Season 1 Round 3

Have I mentioned how awesome chocolate chip cookies are?  My family has LOVED eating all the different recipes and whatever I don’t bake for the taste testing I’ve thrown in the freezer.  We’ve been eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies every night for a week!  I think chocolate chip cookie dough is the best item to freeze for later.  We had friends stop over last night on an impromptu visit, I pulled out a couple bags of frozen dough from the freezer, pre-heated my oven, plopped the dough on the pan, and wham-o, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.  It made me look like homemaker of the year, with little thought or effort (last night).  That’s a big reason I’m testing all these recipes to find the best chocolate chip cookies.

Review the guidelines for every tournament.

Last contestants, but not the least

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Baking Chocolatess wearing a blue toothpick

The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies posted on Pinch of Yum wearing a green toothpick

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies by Life in the Lofthouse wearing a red toothpick

Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kristyne McDougle posted in the Ohio State Fair wearing a yellow toothpick

Recipe Review

The Baking Chocolatess has 2 different cookie recipes that have been in this competition.  This recipe was definitely softer than the last, a very flavorful cookie.

The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies were very soft, very flavorful, but a very small batch.  Next time I make these I will be doubling the recipe.

Life in the Lofthouse cookies had pudding like the winners from round 2.  These ones didn’t go over as well as the round 2 cookies.  The cookies had soft domes, and stayed soft for days.  For whatever reason, there wasn’t as much flavor as some of the other cookies this round.

Kristyne McDougle’s recipe from the Ohio State Fair were my favorite, but not the overall winner from the taste testers.  The recipe instructions call for some of the flour to be added before the rest of the ingredients.  I’ve never used that technique before, and the texture in the final product was perfect.

 

Soft and Domed or Crispy and Thin

What type of chocolate chip cookie do you prefer? 

If you like softer, more domed cookies add a little more flour.  I live in a higher elevation, I generally add a couple extra tablespoons of flour to compensate for this.  

If you like thin, crispy cookies melt the butter and don’t chill the dough before baking, regardless of the recipe you follow.  This is the best way to achieve your desired results.  

Avoid overmixing the dough after you’ve added all the flour for the best texture.  Add the eggs one at a time, and for absolute best results, use the eggs at room temperature.  I always forget to set my eggs out so I just get a metal bowl, fill it with hot water and gently set my eggs in the water for a couple of minutes (see the picture above).  Room temperature eggs incorporate faster and hold more air in the egg whites for a fluffier result.

Moving on to the final round is...

best chocolate chip cookies

The recipe posted on Pinch of Yum was the winner for this round.  This cookie had great flavor, fantastic texture, and won by a landslide.

Check out the other winners from round 1 and 2.  Look at the final round winner.  Do you have a tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe?  I’d love to include it in season 2, send me an email!  Join my email list so you can get exclusive recipes and a head start for the week’s baking list, as well as all the latest pin wins.

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Anne Banks

Wife, mom, baker, runner (I run because I bake). I love testing new recipes and having friends and family join us in our home for great times and good food!

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