If I’m ever looking for a cookie recipe my first port of call is Sallys Baking Addiction. Her website is a treasure trove of delicious treats, with her cookie recipes being some of the best I’ve found! They taste so authentically American, I really could just eat the cookie dough raw if it didn’t make me feel so sick!
So when I decided to bake some cookies to take into work tomorrow I went straight to Sally’s first cookbook to hunt for ideas. The cake batter chocolate chip cookies are actually on the front cover of the book, so as you can imagine, it didn’t take me long to choose! Sadly however, they don’t look like Sally’s book cover. I baked them in so many batches, changing the way I rolled the dough each time to try and achieve the perfect cookie. Sadly, none of them really made the cut.
Sally’s winning technique is to roll the cookie dough into a shape that is longer than it is wide so that the cookie doesn’t spread too much in the oven and you retain a thick chewy texture! Now I’ve made her basic cookie recipe before, followed this to a tee and had yummy cookies. This time however, my cookies would not stop spreading resulting in a crunchier texture than I wanted.
Im gonna say it. I blame my Mum’s oven. Its been the reason for a multitude of baking disasters, so I can only imagine its the ovens fault again and not my own….;)
Despite my failings, I do urge you to give these a go! They taste like cake, are crunchy like a cookie and make a ton – meaning theres loads for you to taste test!
Adapted from Sallys Baking Addiction.