Apr 11, 2010


Living in France is great because there is a lot of great food- a lot of great French food that is. But when it comes to American specialties things can get a lil' tricky...even dissapointing may I say?
Because the truth is that as much as I love fancy French food, as much as sometimes I just want something a little more ''simple'' (no offense!) like a yummy heartwarming cookie. Who would had ever thought that finding a decent US style cookie is quite mission impossible over here? All I seem to find is crumbly and crunchy cookies when what I really want is a large rich chewy cookie with big chunks of chocolate hidden inside!
And so I decided that it was about time I find a perfect recipe that would result in the dream cookie that could only exist in an ideal world. Maybe my patience has paid off... after years of research, I think I may have just found it- at least for now it beats any other recipe I've ever tried out!

OOEY GOEY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (makes about 8 large cookies)
114gr chocolate (70%) choppped
30 gr butter
40gr flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 large egg
80gr brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
170gr chocolate (70%) chips

Heat chopped chocolat with butter until just melted. In a bowl, beat egg, sugar and vanilla on high speed until fluffy. Then beat in the melted chocolat on low speed. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt. Finally add the chocolate chips and mix cookie dough well. Place dough in freezer for 20 minutes, and during that time preheat oven to 180C. Line baking tray with parchment paper, form golf ball size balls with cookie dough and place on baking tray keeping enough space between each ball. Bake for 12 minutes- balls will fall flat and shape themselves into a yummy chunky cookie.

P.S: I used only 70% chocolate here, which produces a very grown-up adultish gourmet result. If you're looking for something a bit sweeter feel free to use 52% regular baking chocolate for the melted mixture and keep 70% only for the chips.


Su-Lin said...

These look absolutely gorgeous, Marianna! I also love the fact that your recipe is quite small batch - 8 is perfect for two people! And I am cursing the fact that my oven is currently half broken - ack!

Nina Timm said...

You know what, these cookies should be eaten in the privacy of my own room and should be shared with nobody....I cannot think of parting with even one of these uber-delicious cookies!!

Cherine said...

those cookies look yummy!

Ellen said...

Oh boy, these look A-MAZ-ING. Yum!

365 Tage said...

I feel myself taking deep breaths looking at your pictures...soon I will try them out.

Grace said...

You are officially one of the most amazing people ever!!!!!!! That looks SO good!

Maria said...

Oh wow! Pure decadence in each of these little cookies! They look so good.

Alica said...

Wow these look so amazing i cant even tell you how my mouth is watering right now!! I was wondering how did you get such a clean sharp white background? Do you take the pics in natural sunlight? or do you run some of the pics through photoshop? Thanks so much for any tips you can provide :) beautiful cookie!

Cherine said...

Marianna, thank you for stopping by. I love your blog. Cool u live in paris too :)

birgit said...

i had no chocolatechips here
but it was very good with chopped pieces
i love it
thank you for sharing