Tuesdays with Dorie: My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies–Gourmet Version

dipped choc chip cookie postMy little sports car (rear-wheel drive) got stuck in the snow in front of my neighbor’s driveway while coming home from work last Thursday.  Since I grew up in Indiana, that’s not a new experience for me. But in Texas??? We had record snowfall that day–9 inches at my house.

So I walked home.

I called my husband/hero who promptly arrived to rescue my car.  He rounded up all the males in our cul-de-sac. After some trouble, they got it unstuck.  In gratitude, he spontaneously promised all of them homemade cookies.

pair dipped chocolate chip cookies

Lucky for me, I had dough balls  for these chocolate chip cookies in the freezer. I knew I wanted to make them fancy so I left out half of the chopped chocolate knowing I would dip them in more chocolate after they were baked.

I baked the first tray immediately after mixing the dough.  They spread like crazy and were very thin and crispy.  I tried to decorate them with a back and forth squiggle of chocolate but quickly discovered the error of my ways. I couldn’t eat them without getting chocolate on my fingers and they were too big for one bite.

flat choc chip cookies

First Attempt

I baked the second tray from a frozen state and made them half as big. Better!

close up dipped choc chip cookie

While not my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, they turned out quite tasty and irresistible.  Made a great thank-you for all my helpful neighbors.

Go to Kait’s Plate to get the recipe if you like.

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Susan February 21, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I never would have thought about dressing up the cookies that way! They look even more delicious!


Margaret February 20, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Those. Look. Fantabulous. So pretty and decadent.


Katrina February 17, 2010 at 11:51 pm

What a great idea to do with flat cookies–more chocolate!


Jill February 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Your dipped version looks fabulous! I’ve dipped shortbread but I never thought of dipping a chocolate chip cookie. I’m going to try freezing the dough balls if I make these again.


Michelle February 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm

WOw they do look very gourmet! Ilove what you did! I liked this recipe too and my family ate them up in a day!
I hope you can bake with me next week!


Sis February 17, 2010 at 11:20 am

Lucky neighbors!


Jencrafted February 17, 2010 at 10:35 am

Wow, those look like gourmet cookies!! Great work!
We don’t get snow here in the Bay Area, California (it was close to 70 degrees yesterday) but I do miss snow sometimes – just a tad.


Prudy February 17, 2010 at 9:56 am

Delicious! They look wonderful!


Kayte February 17, 2010 at 9:53 am

Wow, you really really know how to dress things up! Those cookies are gorgeous all laid out with their different outfits! What a great photo shoot. I can send you some special snow from Indiana is you like…we have plenty right now. 😉


Shandy February 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm

You are my Hero! I absolutely LOVE your dipping, drizzling, nutty twists. Just GORGEOUS! To get fluffy cookies, I followed Dorie’s ingredient altering and only used 1 1/2 sticks of butter along with 1/2 cup of chunky peanut butter. Must have done the trick. I tell you what, we can trade a few of mine for a few of yours =)


Megan February 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm

These were too thin for me, but I do like how you made them really fancy!


Valerina February 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Wow, You really went all out on these! They look amazing, and I can only imagine how yummy they are dressed to the nines. Great work!


Mary February 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm

They look gorgeous! I gave all mine away last week and am regretting it now, as I’m getting really hungry reading everyone’s posts! Oh, and there’s no snow in Montreal–how weird is that?!


Mimi February 16, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Great job of dressing up these cookies.


Clivia February 16, 2010 at 7:24 am

These are beautiful! I bet you’ll have the neighbours knocking on your door regularly.


ldh February 16, 2010 at 5:59 am

Over-the-top in visual appeal! Not my favorite recipe either but yours look to be absolutely delicious!


mike February 16, 2010 at 1:54 am

Drizzled are my favorites out of all! Love the designs and love how you changed these from ordinary to extraordinary! I know these weren’t the favorites of a lot of folk, but it’s nice how you adapted them to overlook the “thinness”! I’m mailing down a few extra shovels!


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