Botox Please! Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)


These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.


Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

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Well hello there.  With our recent move and several out-of-town stints, things continue to be crazy hectic around here.   I suspect this trend will continue for the next few months so I better breath deep and snag a couple of these cookies for good measure.

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

It feels like forever since we moved. . .but it’s only been two weeks.  Despite my best efforts, there is still a mountain range of boxes spanning on for what seems like miles, littering every room in our new abode.  I’ve been making every attempt to soldier on and create a dent in the mess as I slowly try to find a home for each and every one of our currently orphaned belongings.   But this is a brand new space and it is lacking the foundation needed to organize ones life neatly in a contained box.  So off I hop to the Container Store, a haven for all those stricken with a mad case of OCD.  It truly has become my home away from home as I try to find solutions that will keep our life and all our belongings as tidy and organized as possible.

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

This slower than molasses move has also put a damper on my baking and social media presence.  Frankly, my props and pantry items are still sitting nearly forgotten, neatly hidden away in their current non descript cardboard homes.  That is going to change in a hot minute as I have made it my mission to get my pantry unpacked this weekend so that we can start firing up the double ovens (can you tell I am excited about having a big girl kitchen once again?) and send our baking into overdrive – a mandatory given the upcoming holidays.

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

But before this madness all started, I managed to sneak in a teensy bit of baking.  It was all part of my evil scheme to procrastinate and take my mind off of life and the toxic plume it seemed to be enveloping me with.

 

These Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sarah Kieffer’s new cookbook, “The Vanilla Bean Baking Book” was an outcome of that.  I had been meaning to give them a try the minute I got my hands on this glorious cookbook. . .but life happens and they fell further and further down on my “to do” list.  Of course I was taunted every time I saw them make their presence known on social media. . .which by the way was quite often given their stunning good looks.

 

Speaking of good looks, how fantastically fun do those wrinkles look?  They really are so simple to achieve yet they give the cookie a little unexpected je ne sais quoi, don’t you think? And with all the pan slamming it takes to achieve these. . .well. . .you are sure to feel a little extra de-stressed after whipping up a batch (or two).

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

For these Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, I chose to use a dark chocolate with a 70% cocoa because I find that the slight bitterness compliments the sweetness of the cookie oh-so-well.  But don’t be alarmed.  I am bitter sensitive and this cookie is far from bitter.  That said, feel free to use your favorite type of chocolate.  A word of caution though.  You will want to forgo the standard chocolate chips as they will alter the final look of this cookie. . .and we really are going for a “Give me some botox. . .and STAT. . .kind of vibe”.

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

Cutting the chocolate into rather large chunks leaves these Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies with irresistible pools of chocolate.  I think this looks way more eye catching than the little, predictable blobs of chocolate you would get with regular old chocolate chips.  I also like to cut little shavings of chocolate and mix them in for a rustically beautiful mottled appearance.

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

What you end up with is an irresistible cookie with crispy edges and a soft and gooey middle.  It truly is the best of both worlds.

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

And for the final touch, I sprinkled a bit of chocolate fleur de sel on top of each cookie.  It’s up to you to decide whether or not you want to skip this but before you commit to dropping the salt, you might want to take a gander HERE .  I think you just might reconsider.

 

XOXO-

Lynn

 

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Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.
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Botox Please! Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (Wrinkle Edition)

This best ever Chocolate Chip Cookie is given a unique appearance using a special baking technique that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.  

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 cookies
Author: The Road to Honey
BUILDING BLOCKS
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, 70% cocoa or higher
  • sprinkling Chocolate Fleur de Sel, optional (link follows)
THE COURSE
  1. I followed the instructions as written HERE with the following exceptions:  

    *  I used 2 teaspoons of vanilla because I am a big vanilla fanatic & live by the mantra that one can never have too much vanilla.

    * I cut my chocolate into big chunks (1/2 inch) & also cut some into very fine shavings as I like the mottled appearance the shaved chocolate provides. 

    * I baked my cookies on an 18 x 13 inch baking sheet.  I found that I could only bake 2 cookies at a time otherwise they would run into each other & into the sides of the baking sheets.

    *After the initial baking time (first 10 minutes), I slammed my cookie sheet down every 45 -60 seconds.  This is more frequently then recommended;  however, I wanted my cookies to be nice & wrinkly.  

    *To insure even wrinkle development, I slammed down all four corners of the baking sheet individually (one at a time) every 45-60 seconds.  

    *I topped each of my cookies with a pinch of Chocolate Flour de Sel.  This is completely optional.  For your convenience I have provided the link to what I used below.

    *I also added 2 tablespoons of sesame oil to one of my batches but found that they did not wrinkle as much.  This may have been coincidence; nonetheless I preferred them without the sesame oil.  

You can find Sarah Kieffer’s post for these cookies HERE.   You can find the original recipe & full making instructions HERE.

I used THIS Chocolate Fleur de Sel

 

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)- These best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies use a special baking technique to give them a unique wrinkly appearance that is sure to have everyone stopping in their tracks.  A true American classic with a twist.

41 thoughts on “Botox Please! Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (wrinkle edition)

  • September 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    Your photos are gorgeous, and that giant cookie, just my kind of treat!

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    • September 8, 2017 at 7:47 am
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      Why thank you Britt. I went on a chocolate chip cookie making rampage and these were by far my favs.

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  • September 7, 2017 at 10:05 pm
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    Oh my, this looks like butter to me. I can taste these just looking at the picture.

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    • September 8, 2017 at 7:52 am
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      Ha! Ha! Well. . .I have definitely seen my fair share of beautiful cookies Dominique. Glad you like these. It is definitely a must try recipe. They truly are my favorite chocolate chip cookies to date.

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  • September 7, 2017 at 10:50 pm
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    Love those little wrinkles! They look so thin and crispy – just the way I like my cookies!

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  • September 7, 2017 at 11:13 pm
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    Hahaha! Love your title and II’ll take those wrinkly cookies every single day! They look so rich!

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  • September 8, 2017 at 2:30 am
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    When I read the title of this post, I was thinking that if you eat enough of those, you’ll fatten up, and the fat will fill out your wrinkles nicely, but then I realized the cookies had wrinkles. LOL. I remember when we moved into our house, It took forever to get organized. I feel your pain. Even if you only commit to a short time each day, you will get it done.

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    • September 8, 2017 at 8:04 am
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      Ha! Ha! I must say Patti. . .you really do have some good logic there. That said, I’m not sure which I would chose. . .more L-B’s or more wrinkles. Hmmm????

      The need for organization is killing me though. But. . . since I just unloaded a ton of money on the house, movers, closing costs etc. (not to mention a couple of out of town photography workshops) . .I am at a point of needing to prioritize my spending. There is so much needed for organization (and window treatments!!!) that I really have to pace myself otherwise I will be on the corner with a tin cup begging for spare change. Anyhow. . .we’ll eventually get there.

      I’m just excited the pantry is about to start phase 1 of organization. We just received the pull out shelves for our way-too-deep pantry. . .so the Mr. and I will be getting the pantry all set this weekend. . .which means I can start baking again. The props. . .well. . .they will need to wait. I’m just going to set them on the shelves in the guest bedroom closet for now. Later I’ll worry about proper organization. On the positive it gives me time to assess the best way to organize before I plop down a bunch of moo-lah. 😉

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  • September 8, 2017 at 5:34 am
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    interesting recipe name. Lovely recipe and innovative. my kids love choco cookies. This one be my next project.

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  • September 8, 2017 at 8:46 am
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    I love chocolate Chip cookies..! A cup of milk and i’m in cookie heaven. Love those wrinkles.. Look so cool.

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  • September 8, 2017 at 3:28 pm
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    Holy smokes…these look to die for. I can’t wait to try them!

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  • September 9, 2017 at 6:25 am
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    These cookies look fabulous! Soft, gooey chocolate chip cookies are the best. Hopefully things will start to settle down for you soon. It’s hard to be scattered and trying to blog at the same time.

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    • September 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm
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      So true Kimberly. And I have 2 upcoming photography workshops that I need to make travel arrangements for. . .so lots going on all at once.

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  • September 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm
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    Those cookies are magical, aren’t they!?!?!?

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  • September 9, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    These cookies! I’m going to have to try these stat. Congrats on the move! Just went through it so I know what you mean-you will get everything done before you know it.

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    • September 12, 2017 at 7:09 am
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      You soooo need to try these Erin. You won’t be disappointed. Many thanks on the congratulations. I’m definitely enjoying the new space. It’s so much roomier and it’s nice to have outdoor space again.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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    Love the name of these cookies and your photography is gorgeous! They look amazing!

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  • September 11, 2017 at 9:15 am
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    Had to come pin this recipe coz these cookies look fantastic Lynn 🙂 Hope you settle in soon!

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    • September 11, 2017 at 9:23 am
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      Awww thanks Jenny. Glad you like them and I think you will find they taste as fantastic as they look. We are definitely settling in. The Mr. installed the slide out drawers I ordered for our pantry so I was able to unpack all my pantry items. Next step is to unpack all my props. . .then figure out how to organize them. A definitely hair raising experience. 😳

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    • September 12, 2017 at 7:07 am
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      Thanks Christine. They really do make the cookie look way more eye catching, don’t they?

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  • September 12, 2017 at 1:54 am
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    Sign me up for some botox, eh? Love that description. So funny. I am so impressed with your ability to get this done and you just moved. Rock star. You would not want to see my home right now, and we moved end of July. Who knew this would be so much work. Gosh I was naive. Anywho – love these cookies.

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    • September 12, 2017 at 7:07 am
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      I couldn’t resist Cindy. Who knew wrinkles could be so divine??!!!

      As for the move. . .I guess I shouldn’t complain because it was way easier than our move to Kenya. . .although we had tons of help with that move. At least we make progress each and every day. And can I say how excited I am that my pantry is unpacked, somewhat organized (I still have things I want to do), and totally functional. I ordered slide out cabinets from the manufacturer and they make a deep pantry (missing the walk in pantry I used to have in Kenya & Ohio) so much more bearable.

      I still need to work on unpacking my props. . .but I set unpacking goals each and every day. . .which works really well Even though the blog and Instagram is more neglected than I would hope). That said, I am finding it challenging to see how things work in the new space and adjusting where I put them. . .buying tools to help me organize.

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  • September 19, 2017 at 5:44 am
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    These chocolate chip cookies are definitely the best! I will try to prepare them as soon as possible. Would they go with a cup of tea?

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