For the TWD Rewind week, I took the simple route and decided on a cookie. For Christmas this year I got a Cuisinart Food Processor so I wanted to see how it can handle cookie dough. The thought had never even occurred to make cookie dough in a food processor. When I was reading through the recipe booklet there were multiple cookie recipes so, I decided to give Dorie's My Best Chocolate Chip Cookie a try in the Cuisinart. I have made the cookies before in my KitchenAid and have thought they were a very good chocolate chip cookie.
Mixing the dough in the Cuisinart was definitely different. My guess is it will take some time to figure out the best way to do it. The butter and sugar had a hard time "creaming" and by the time I added the chocolate chips it seemed that the dough was too wet so I added an extra 1/2 cup of flour. Even then it was still warm so I decided to chill the dough before baking them. I think that if I had put them in the oven straight from the Cuisinart, I would have had pancakes instead of cookies on the tray! After 15 minutes in the freezer the dough was the perfect consistency and they baked up into a soft and chewy cookie. I believe my first attempt of cookies in the Cuisinart was a success!
Because of the late hour, I am not even going to attempt my own pictures of the cookies. I know the lighting would be horrible and I would just frustrate myself. So, I'll share the lovely photo from Kait's Plate, the original host for this recipe.
|Photo from Kait's Plate|
If you want to give Dorie's chocolate chip cookies a try, the recipe for My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies can be found here.
Until next week/next year...Happy Baking!