I had noticed this chocolate chip cookie recipe some time ago and had it bookmarked. The cookie jar was empty, and to be honest I was waiting to see what the next TWD challenge would be before I got stuck into baking. After finding out it was non cookie related I felt the urge to give Boscoe’s recipe a go.
He mentions it is a crisp cookie and it delivers. It has quite a bit of cinnamon by measure, but it melds into the chocolate, into a kind of like a crisp Mexican hot chocolate. The orange liqeur is so subtle but if you concentrate (and know it is there) you can sense it. In notion it reminds me of Green & Blacks, Maya Gold chocolate bars. But the orange is so much more subtle here.
I made a half batch and converted the measurements to metric weight. I knew the kitchen Gods were smiling upon me when the open bar of dark chocolate in the fridge when chopped up came to the required 1 1/2 cups!
Given I am a big fan of chewy choc chip cookies the King Arthur’s recipe (from the All Purpose Cookbook) is still a fav. I may try to play with the flavours a bit ( with lessons learnt from the Cookie Doctor). I am also looking forward to trying Dories recipe but I am trying to let the TWD challenges guide me through the book, rather than race ahead to get to my own self defined good bits.
Go check out the Cookie Doctors blog. He has a wonderful sense of combining flavours and will try some of his other creations soon. Here is his recipe with metric conversion.
- 1 Cup (225g) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 Cup (200g)Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 (165g) Cup Light Brown Sugar Packed Tightly
- 2 Eggs at room temperature
- 1 Teaspoon Grand Marnier (or fresh squeezed orange juice)
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2-1/4 Cups (290g) All Purpose Flour
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 3 Teaspoons Cinnamon
- 3 Cups (415g) semi-sweet chocolate chips (Ghiradelli or equivalent)