Monday, November 10, 2008

the monday mocha choco-chocolate chip blissout

Like a fine wine, this cookie here presented has been aged to perfection, acquiring deep notes of CHEWY and TOFFEE-BURN and OMFG I LOVE LIFE. Did it require barrels and equipment? Naaaaaah, just some forsight. Friday night I made a batch of Dreena's homestyle chocolate chip cookies (which I think I've made at least ten times before, they must be my favourite or something) with two extra tablespoons of cocoa, a pinch of instant coffee powder, and coarse salt instead of fine. And then the dough sat in the fridge all weekend, getting dryer and more flavorful every day. I must pledge my allegiance to this NY Times article by the way, for spilling the perfect cookie beans... because....

I want to run away with this disc of chocolate bakery love. I am so glad I made just one, or I'd pretty much still be in the kitchen contemplating all the cocoa-laced angels that were trumpeting every bite as I sank deeper into tri-textured molten crispy chewy transcendence.

That is all. :)

(oh, except that I threw a couple basil leaves onto a few bites and that was even fabulouser. There's no stopping it!)

22 comments:

Mihl said...

Yes, cookies make people happy. Especially if they burst with chocolate and coffe flavour.

VeggieGirl said...

Your descriptions ALONE make me want those cookies; and the photos just add to the temptation :-D

Kelly said...

I love that article too. :-) It was an interesting read because it dovetailed on a "secret" I had been given by a friend at work whose friend worked at a famous cookie bakery in NY. The secret was about the overnight refrigeration, which I've actually found does improve taste and texture. Those look delicious. I love coarse salt on chocolate chip cookies. It really brings out the flavor.

jessy said...

i too loved that article! it's the best! hooray for sharing secrets! and hooray for sharing what you did to make those glorious look'n cookies of pure awesomeness! mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! must. make. cookies. now. yay!

Carrie said...

Those look awesome! I've read that article, but I haven't tried it yet. Mainly because I don't think cookie dough would be safe in my fridge for very long. It would somehow end up in my tummy.

Cyn said...

Yum! I was just thinking about that NY Times article . . . I need to make some cookies.

Theresa said...

It sounds positively gourmet!

tofufreak said...

yum! i follow the same rule too!!! hahaha :D they really do turn out better i find :)

Katy said...

My favorite cookie recipe + more chocolate and coffee = superb awesomeness!!!

aTxVegn said...

That cookie looks like chocolate heaven.

shellyfish said...

Me want cookie!!

Leigh said...

Good Lord! What a cookie!

Hannah said...

Mm, those sound perfect... Can I have one even though it's not Monday anymore? ;)

Celine said...

lurvely, my dear.

Vaala said...

Hahaha, that's great! That cookie looks awesome but how can you wait with the dough sitting in the fridge all weekend? I'd be dying to take it out!

Gina said...

Wow, I just found your blog, and that cookie is enough to make me come back ALL THE TIME!! That looks sooo delicious.

Rural Vegan said...

Well I, for one, had not yet read that article so thank you for sharing!

vegetalion said...

I DREAM ABOUT COOKIES LIKE THAT! Yum!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Oh my gosh, that cookie looks like perfection! Ever since I read that article a while back, I've been meaning to refrigerate my dough...but I always make cookies in the spur of the moment and I would definitely not be able to wait 36 hours for my dough to chill! Wherever you got your discipline to wait so long, you should let me know! I do remember to sprinkle some salt on the cookie tops every once in a while though. (I will say that this makes me extra thirsty while I'm chomping on the cookies, hehe.)

Joanna said...

i love dreena's choc chip cookies!!!! they are so delicious and chewy. i can taste them right now. i always make a crapload of ice cream sandwiches out of them. your version looks so decadent.

Kiersten said...

Mocha cookies are awesome. I admire your self control, I would have made the whole batch...and eaten all of them.

Bex said...

Those cookies sound amazing like I should take them on a date or something. Wine and dine them.