Modified Chocolate Chip Cookies

I like cookies.

Cookies I've made. More or less using this recipe.

Cookies I’ve made. More or less using this recipe.

The original Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookies are very good. However, I like to modify them slightly.

Ok. So the original recipe calls for these ingredients: flour, butter, baking-soda, sugar, brown sugar, salt, 2 eggs, vanilla, and chocolate chips. And nuts.

I mostly keep these ingredients.

However, I normally halve everything. And add in a little bit of stuff. So, here are my ingredients, when I’m modifying their recipe:

  • 1 1/8 cup flour (or 1 cup and 2 tbsps)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (splurge a little there)
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • between 1 tsp and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. (It helps the cookies rise better. And makes them look more chocolatey. Basically, add in cocoa powder until the dough is the color you want it to be.)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white-chocolate chips
  • Dark chocolate M&Ms. (Until it looks right.)
  • 3/8 cup white sugar
  • 3/8 cup brown sugar

Whew that sounds sweet! And you accused me of trying to poison the readers?

It’s not actually much sweeter than the original. I keep the proportions the same.

You just add an inordinate amount of candy…

It’s not actually that much! Again, the proportions are about the same. Normally what I do, even, is I measure all the candies into the cup measure. And then add a little more in if it looks wrong.

Whatever.

Anyways, here are my modifications to that recipe:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, instead of 3/8 cup.

And you accuse me of using too much sugar?

Will you let me finish? I compensate!

Fine, fine. Go ahead.

Thank you.

As I was saying:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar,
  • 1/4 cup white sugar. (It makes your cookies chewier and so much better.)
  • Also, quite optional: Add about 1 tsp of Cayenne per dozen cookies. It adds, um, quite the flavor.

CAYENNE?

Yes, cayenne. And that was loud. Are you sure you weren’t a melodramatic actress in a previous life? You’re giving me a run for my money! I’ll probably die if I don’t do something melodramatic soon!

Anyways, yes. Cayenne. About 1 tsp. At least, I think it was about 1 tsp. It might have been 1/2. Alas, if I had hands and were not digital, I could actually test this and see how much was needed. Have you ever had chili-chocolate? It was quite the thing back in my home.

And apparently your world, too. After a little bit of asking my fellow websites, I found this gem.

… Ah…

I still don’t know about that cayenne, Fluffy. If any of my readers die because of this, you’re fired.

Don’t make threats you can’t keep, webmaster.

And don’t worry, nobody died directly because of a little cayenne powder. As far as I’m aware.

Anyways, if you add the cayenne in small doses and try it as your mixing the dough, you’ll be able to tell when to stop. You might get salmonella from raw eggs, but it won’t be the cayenne that kills you.

Well, I’m still not so sure, but I’ll let you keep that modification…

Anyways. Basically, from this point on, you can just follow the directions for The original Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookies. You know, preheat the oven, combine ingredients, etc.

I hope you enjoy!

And if you do try the cayenne in your cookies, let me know how they go. Fluffy’s job might be on the line, if you die. So if you die, tell me, ok?

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