Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Finally the big mystery is solved and the secret is revealed.... Tried and True Levain Chocolate Chips Cookies

Some of you know that I am a vendor at the local farmer's markets, I always prepare and freeze my cookie doughs and sweet bread doughs , this save lots of time, and makes everything ready for baking on the last day.

I wanted to try a nice chocolate chips recipe that I can sell at the market, and remains crunchy and tender and keeps its texture for days to come...
I tried several options, even I changed the recipe by adding 1/4 cup of shortening with 3/4 cup of butter to see if i will get the tenderness with the same crunchy texture. the taste was very nice but they didn't hold its shape. a photo is attached to show you

I updated Lisa Michel's Copycat recipe and played with the ingredients a little, and because of the necessity to prepare several recipes ahead of time . On the baking day, I took the bag out , the dough was still very cold, barely I could shape it into cookie balls, and was baked in a preheated oven at 350F for 18-20 minutes ... the results are awesome cookies, gorgeous color and to top it all the cookies stayed , crunchy and tender (I saved some in a jar for testing)

I doubled the recipe I used because I wanted to keep some to see the texture of the cookies, and the amazing thing, the cookies kept the same taste and same texture for a whole 10 days , i was tasting half a cookie every day to see...nothing change....too bad, I didn't have any more cookies to test!!! haha since when a chocolate chip cookies lasts 10 days ????

My new Chocolate Chips Cookies came out perfect, crumbly, crunchy and at the same time remained tender and didn't turn hard even after 10 days.

Lisa Michele Copycat Chocolate Chips recipe was outstanding , but get hard the second day

I even tried adding 1/4 cup of shortening and 3/4 butter but it did come out nice looking


Arlette said...


I wanted to drop you a quick note about your blog. I've tried to leave a few comments but the page just seems to abort. Not sure if it's just my end??? Have you heard of anyone else having problems?
love the post re: chocolate chip cookies. I am absolutely trying to find the perfect recipe, too! I want to try your recipe.


Arlette said...

Hello Julia

Sorry about that, I fixed the comment setting, I hope I will not have the same problem again..
please try these cookies and make sure to freeze them, this is the secret. and the ingredients I used gave excellent results.

Let me know who they will turn out.

Elra said...

OMG, what a delicious chocolate cookies you have here. I will never say no to treat like this.

Arlette said...

Hello Elra

kindly try this recipe and let me know the results. My second batch in the freezer for tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting

Touria said...

delisous Thanks for sharing

Amal said...

hi Arlette
how are you?
thank you for visiting my blog.
I republeshed the tajine recipe and talked about walima..
It looks so gourmet, i'll try it.. promiss
I tried your recipe of kaak bi sumsum, so delicious! i'll poste it soon. thank you for sharing!
Take care

Amal said...

oh about the vote
you have to do it by mail: petitsplatstrinidad@gmail.com
Thank you so much!
take care

Julia @ Mélanger said...

Julia again. I just went to make some cookies but couldn't find your actual recipe. I made some chewy and soft ones adapted from Martha Stewart. They were divine!!!

://: Heni ://: said...

Esalaams Arlette,

Your cookies look great! I have tried making choco chip cookies but mine always come out flat - have tried very cold butter, melted butter, smen and even oils. Always flat- tasty but flat ... where can I find your recipe?

Arlette said...

Hello every one and very sorry for the confusion... I used the same recipe I posted earlier the Levain CopyCat Chocolate Chips Cookies, with some adjustments you read about in this posting..

Good luck and let me know if your cookies turned out similar to mine .

Thanks for visiting.