Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Nestle: 3 Marisa: 0
I have begun a war with the Nestle chocolate chip cookie recipe and so far I am losing…badly. I am quite fond of the Nestle chocolate chips as a more affordable chocolate chip for my cookies so that is usually what I buy. Conveniently on the back of the package there is a recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
Originally I got sucked into trying this recipe because the pictures associated with Nestle chocolate chips always look so good! I figured if the package recipe could make kind of cookies I had seen then I definitely want to try it. So I gave it a go.
Round 1: I follow the recipe instructions, but I am on the phone with my mom and may or may not have given the recipe the full attention it needed. Nevertheless, all seemed to be fine until I pulled the first dozen out of the oven.
Instead of beautiful plump chocolate cookies I opened the oven to find a cookie sheet filled with practically see through cookie dough and chocolate chips scattered throughout. I unfortunately had already mixed in the chocolate chips to the entire batch so I was done for. I turned the rest of the dough into a huge cookie sheet sized cookie that was gross and disgusting and I threw most of it away once Danny had forgotten about them.
Round 2: I wised up and read the entire package directions and realized that there was a “High Altitude” variation on the recipe so I figured that would be my ticket to beautiful package looking cookies! I followed the recipe to the “T” and made the adjustments for high altitude. I placed the cookies in the oven with high hopes for the perfect cookie only to find a slightly less running cookie than I had the time before.
Round 3: Well I am no dummy. I learned my lesson the first time and only added chocolate chips to a small portion of the dough in just such a case that I needed to give the dough some further tweaking. I added ¼ c. of flour one at a time until I felt the consistency of the dough was such that it would hold a better shape.
Again the cookies went into the oven and a few short 8 minutes later what did I find? That the cookies had kept their shape… the exact shape of the cookie scoop! The cookies barely moved from the position that I put them in prior to baking. I had over floured. Needless to say the cookies were a bit dense. At least this time the cookies were a little more edible.
I finished baking the remaining dough, turned off the oven and left the kitchen defeated once again by the Nestle recipe. I haven’t determined quite yet if I am going to bow out peacefully or if I will return for a round 4 and maybe…just maybe obtain a possible victory over the Nestle cookie recipe.
Posted by Marisa at 9:00 AM