CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH ORANGE BITTERS

 

December 14, 2016

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In 1938, Ruth Wakefield, co-owner of the Toll House Restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts, created her Chocolate Chip Cookie as an accompaniment to ice cream. Ruth's cookie became so popular that Marjorie Husted (aka Betty Crocker) featured the recipe on The Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air. Nestlé then paid Ruth $1 to print her recipe on the back of their chocolate chip package.

I've modernized Ruth's recipe with orange bitters that cut the sweetness as they enhance the richness and complexity of this delicious classic. Let me know what you think in the comments section below. Thanks Hella Bitters for this inventive twist on tradition.

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Ingredients

Makes 24-36 cookies

Grams

Ounces

Volume

  • 113.5 grams softened butter
  • 198 grams granulated white sugar
  • 218 grams packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons orange bitters
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 281 grams all-purpose bleached flour
  • 11.7 ounces chopped dark chocolate or chips
  • large flake maldon sea salt or fleur de sel sprinkled on warm cookies out of the oven)
  • 4 ounces softened butter
  • 7 ounces granulated white sugar
  • 7.7 ounces packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons orange bitters
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 9.9 ounces all-purpose bleached flour
  • 11.7 ounces chopped dark chocolate or chips
  • large flake maldon sea salt or fleur de sel sprinkled on warm cookies out of the oven)
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons orange bitters
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose bleached flour
  • 2 cups chopped dark chocolate or chips
  • large flake maldon sea salt or fleur de sel sprinkled on warm cookies out of the oven)

Instructions

MIS EN PLACE THE COOKIE DOUGH

  • Add butter, white and brown sugar into a bowl of an electric mixer. Set aside.
  • Combine the eggs and orange bitters in a small bowl.

Two brands of orange bitters in place of vanilla.
Two brands of orange bitters in place of vanilla.

  • Dissolve baking soda in hot water.

Common baking soda dissolved in water.
Common baking soda dissolved in water.

  • Set the chocolate chips into a bowl.

Chocolate chips ready for the cookie dough.
Chocolate chips ready for the cookie dough.

ASSEMBLING THE COOKIE DOUGH

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees if baking immediately.
  • Beat the butter, white and brown sugar until smooth.

Creamed butter and sugar. This step sets the structure of your cookie.
Creamed butter and sugar. This step sets the structure of your cookie.

  • Beat in the eggs and orange bitters one at a time.
  • Add the dissolved baking soda to the cookie dough.

Cookie dough with egg added and without the flour.
Cookie dough with egg added and without the flour.

  • Add the flour and salt to the cookie dough.
  • Add the chocolate chips.

Cookie dough mixed and ready for the chill.
Cookie dough mixed and ready for the chill.

  • Refrigerating the cookie dough is optional, but can be left overnight.

BAKING THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Drop by large spoonfuls onto your prepared pans.

Cookie dough scooped and ready for the oven. Yeah.
Cookie dough scooped and ready for the oven. Yeah.

  • Bake at 350F for about 10-15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned, and the centers are set and slightly firm to the touch.

Chocolate chip cookies out of the oven. Sprinkle the salt while they’re still warm.
Chocolate chip cookies out of the oven. Sprinkle the salt while they’re still warm.

  • Place cookies on cooling rack and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Eat immediately.
TAGS:  chocolate   bitters       LABELS: Chocolate  Nut and Seed 

Comments

1 Comments

Diane   2017-04-17

These are heaven on earth!!!!

Kimberlie 2017-04-17

Hi Diane, so happy you liked them. Thanks for being in touch.

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH ORANGE BITTERS

Makes 24-36 cookies

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