The Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment: 5. Bobby Flay Throw-Down Cookies
Last week when I was perusing Food Network’s stockpile of chocolate chip cookie recipes (in search of this Alton Brown recipe), I stumbled upon this killer looking recipe from Bobby Flay.
I’m obsessed with Food Network (uh, and Bobby Flay in general). So I the idea of making these right on the heels of the Alton Brown recipe was too much fun to pass up. In case you’re not familiar with Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, here’s the gist of the show: Bobby picks out chefs who are renowned for a particular recipe, and he challenges them to a compete in a cook-off of their favorite dish (competing against him, of course).
This particular recipe is the one Bobby threw into the ring up against the famous NYC Levain Bakery’s chocolate chip cookie.
I have no idea who won the challenge on the air. But having sampled Levain Bakery’s CCC myself, I’d have to confess that Bobby’s recipe is probably second place material next to the gigantic pillows of cookie that Levain serves up.
However, it’s still an excellent recipe and I was really happy with the results. It’s another big cookie– which always scores big points in my book. It’s buttery and crispy in all the right places with a super soft, gooey middle. But by far and away, it’s most notable feature is being chock full of milk and dark chocolate chunks.
The recipe calls for chopping up the highest quality chocolate you can find, and it makes such a difference in these cookies. A rough chop of the chocolate results in massive pools of melty chocolate that are impossible to resist!
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