my neverending quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe continues.
i'd seen good reviews of this recipe, so i decided to give it a shot. i was intrigued by the addition of vanilla pudding mix to the batter, and picked up a box during my last grocery shopping trip. and they did turn out very nicely:
a little crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle, nice flavor. but somehow, it's still not exactly perfect. my next attempt will be using alton brown's "the chewy" recipe - which i would have already done if not for my strange reluctance to pick up a bag of bread flour. the reviews i've read of this recipe say that the bread flour is key, and all i have in the house is regular ol' all-purpose, so i guess i'll just have to bite the bullet and pick some up. i'll report later, when these are all gone. as i usually do, i halved this recipe as it was, and i still ended up with damn near four dozen cookies! s'okay, though. that only means they'll last for about four days rather than the usual two. heh.
if you have a fabulous chocolate chip cookie recipe, i'd love to hear from you. i feel like i've tried about a dozen of them in the last couple of months, but none of them are "the one." i want "the one," dang it!
oh, and those brown butter cookies i tried last week? not a hit. they smelled so delicious, but neither the hub nor i was impressed with the flavor. oh, well.
i did manage to score with the new side dish i tried for dinner, though - caramelized onion and blue cheese orzo. caramelizing the onions took for-freaking-ever:
but the end result was worth it. the hub ate this shit up.
looks like rice, doesn't it? but it's not. it's just mini-me pasta. and really nice and chewy. i'm going to try another recipe to use up the rest of the box this week, for the teen. she'll probably dig it.