I thought this recipe would go off without a hitch.
Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies from Evil Shenanigans
The recipe I'm sure is fine... MORE than fine... I mean it's a SUPER CHOCOLATE CHIP cookie! I, on the other hand, am a massive failure.
I think it began with me forgetting 1 entire cup of flour. Also, I was a smidgen short on baking soda. (I guess that's what happens when you pilfer scant amounts from home in ziplock baggies.)
SO! I had issues. MAJOR issues.
I didn't realize I was missing a cup of flour (in fact, I'm not 100% sure - it just makes sense.) until everything was mixed together... and the dough seemed less dough-like and more melting-ice-cream-like.
That's when I started to back track... and even for a million bucks, I could not remember exactly how much flour I had measured out.
So, I did a few trial runs... just in case I wasn't insane. I was proven wrong.
The first testers baked out to be a lot like the potato chip cookies. Too much butter over flour.
Then I added in just shy of 1 cup of flour. Did another test run... a little better. Not quite what the original pictures showed. (Which made me think... what is wrong NOW?)
So little by little I added in a few tablespoons of flour and just continued to bake. I must have added in at least 6 tbsps to get the the "final" dough.
These cookies are definitely super chocolatey! The dough part is good... much as expected for a chocolate chip cookie.
The dough was distinctly DARKER than any other cookie dough I've made.
Instead of 3 bags of the same chocolate chip, I used a mish mash of "leftover" chocolate chips I've had laying around. I did use a whole new bag of Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet. Then I used some minis. Then some 60% cacao bittersweet Ghirardelli chips. And to finish it off, some white chocolate chips.
Baked at a lower temp of 325 for 15-ish minutes. Until golden brown of course.
The color was off too... not as warm and golden as you would want them to be, obviously a correlation to the darker dough. It was like it was "infused" with chocolate.
At least there was a nice breeze coming in through the window...