CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH ORANGE BITTERS

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH ORANGE BITTERS
December 14, 2016 Kimberlie

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH ORANGE BITTERS

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange Bitters, The Finer Cookie.

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.See the original post here.

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  • Makes 24-36 cookies depending on size
  • 1 stick (4 ounces/113.5 grams) softened butter
  • 1 cup (7 ounces/198 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup (7.7 ounces/218 grams) packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons orange bitters
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 ¼ cups (9.9 ounces/281 grams) all-purpose bleached flour
  • 2 cups (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)

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.
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    Two brands of orange bitters in place of vanilla.

  • Dissolve baking soda in hot water.
    chocolate chip cookies with orange bitters the finer cookie

    Common baking soda dissolved in water.

  • Set the chocolate chips into a bowl.
    chocolate chip cookies with orange bitters the finer cookie

    Chocolate chips ready for the cookie dough.

  • Measure the flour and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  • Line two baking trays with parchment or abaking liner.

ASSEMBLING THE COOKIE DOUGH

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF degrees if baking immediately.
  • Beat the butter, white and brown sugar until smooth.
    chocolate chip cookies with orange bitters the finer 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.
    chocolate chip cookies with orange bitters the finer cookie

    Cookie dough with egg added and without the flour.

  • Add the flour and salt to the cookie dough.
  • Add the chocolate chips.
    chocolate chip cookies with orange bitters the finer cookie

    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 350ºF.
  • Drop by large spoonfuls onto your prepared pans.
    chocolate chip cookies with orange bitters the finer cookie

    Cookie dough scooped and ready for the oven. Yeah.

  • Bake 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 with orange bitters the finer cookie

    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.
    chocolate chip cookies with orange bitters the finer cookie

    Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange Bitters, The Finer Cookie.

2 Comments

  1. Diane 1 week ago

    These are heaven on earth!!!!

    • Author
      Kimberlie 1 week ago

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

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