Saturday, July 2, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

I had icing left from decorating Isaac's birthday cake just waiting to be used.  And I have been itching to bake.  So, I combined Alton Brown's "The Chewy" and my icing and I got "Mom, this is the best thing you ever made!"  from my daughter.

The cookie is a very good chocolate chip cookie (CCC). I will continue in the quest of the perfect one for me, but this was very good.  Cooked in mini muffin tin and topped with icing and sprinkles= YUM!  Perfect treat for the holiday!

by: Alton Brown

  • 8 ounces unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 TBSP whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375.  Melt the butter. Set aside to cool slightly.

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda onto a paper plate.
Pour the butter into your stand mixer's work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar and beat with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 2 minutes.  

Meanwhile, whisk together the whole egg, the egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract in a measuring cup. Reduce the mixer speed and slowly add the egg mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.

Using the paper plate as a slide, gradually integrate the dry ingredients, stopping a couple of times to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Once the flour is worked in, drop the speed to "stir" and add the chocolate chips. Chill the dough for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and place racks in the top third and bottom third of the oven.

Scoop the dough into 1 1/2-ounce portions onto parchment-lined half sheet pans, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake 2 sheets at a time for 10-13 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. Remove from the oven, slide the parchment with the cookies onto a cooling rack and wait at least 5 minutes before devouring.

Cookie cups take small cookie scoop of cookie dough and cook about the same time.  Until edges begin to brown.

The frosting is:

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