Daily telework needed some spiced up taste to awaken my senses after long hours of staring at the computer screen. I finally concocted a batch of cookies that resulted in the chewiness that I have been looking for in my cookies. The last three or four testings during the COVID-19 stay home baking did not turn out quite good. The recipe was from here and there all claiming to be Chewy. But almost all of them turned out to be cakey. You can't blame it on other people's recipe. After all, it's not my first time trying to bake cookies.
So the ingredients are simple.
1 stick room temp unsalted butter
1 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C organic Cane Sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg, well beaten in a small bowl. Set Aside.
1 tsp home make vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Chili Pepper Flakes
1-3/4 C flour + 1/2 tsp Baking Powder = shifted
1/2 C chopped cranberries or anything you like
3/4 C semi-sweet European chocolate pistoles chopped
1/4 C Milk European chocolate pistoles chopped
Baked in 350'F gas oven for 12 min or there is a sign of browning around the edge.
Cream butter in a bowl.
Add shifted flour. and mix well.
Scoop the dough with 1" cookie scoop, if you have one. Space 2 inches apart.
Bake till edges are slightly browned - about 13 to 14 min.
With the 2nd batch, I added 1 extra egg. But it did not give the shiny brownie top effect and make the cookie a bit more spongy.
Should have stayed with 1 egg. The left with 2 eggs; the right with 1 egg.