I want to have my own personal perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, that is all mine and that results in cookies exactly the way I like them, so I am going to keep making cookies until I have it! NOT a bad way to spend the summer! Today, I started with the epicurious.com spiced oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe that I just tried, because I loved the consistency of those cookies. Then, I laz-i-fied:
The laz-i-fication consisted of using all butter instead of 2/3 butter and 1/3 shortening, chocolate pudding instead of vanilla, no nutmeg, just a pinch of cinnamon, and double the salt. Unlike the weird nasty batter of the previous recipe, the batter for these was DELICIOUS (especially before the oats went in, god, I was afraid I wasn't goign to have enough batter left over to make the effing cookies!) Out of the oven, they are fantastic and I think I will definitely make them again in this form, but I think that with this methodology they are now too chocolatey to properly be called chocolate chip cookies. I am glad that I left the pinch of cinnamon in; I think it prevents them from being too blandly sweet. For my next try, I am going to use the same method I used tonight but with vanilla pudding again, and possibly no cinnamon (I think the cinnamon goes better with the chocolate base than the vanilla). Then, I think I'm going to have it!