Thick and Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Cookies, Sweets 25 Comments

Learn how to make perfectly thick and cakey chocolate chip cookies. The science of the chocolate chip cookie is explored to create your perfect cookie!  I’m back today for Chocolate Chip Cookie week with the polar opposite of yesterday’s cookie. Yesterday we explored the paper thin and ultra crispy chocolate chip cookie. But today we are going thick and cakey and airy! So just take everything you learned yesterday and reverse it, right? Well, kind of. With our thin and crispy cookie we talked about a high ratio of sugar and fat. Well in this instance, yes, we are going in reverse. …

Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Cookies, Sweets 44 Comments

Learn how to make perfectly thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies. The science of the chocolate chip cookie is explored to create your perfect cookie!  All chocolate chip cookies are not created equal. And everyone’s preference for the perfect chocolate chip cookies are definitely not the same. I posted what I call The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies a while back. In my mind nothing could top them. Crispy on the outside, thick and chewy on the inside. Loaded with dark chocolate and toasted pecans and a decent amount of salt. I am salivating just typing these words. But everyone has …

Hello! Bettie Bars with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

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Baker Bettie’s version of Hello Dolly Bars also known as Magic Bars! Dark Chocolate 7 layer bars with a whiskey caramel sauce! Hello Bettie! Have you heard of a ‘Hello! Dolly Bar?’ Or maybe you call them ‘Magic Bars’ or ‘7 Layer Bars?’ I had never heard of any of this until recently. Someone asked me if I had a good recipe for ‘Hello Dolly Bars’ and I just stared at them blankly. Then they were appalled that I didn’t know what they were talking about. them: “It’s a traditional southern dessert! You should definitely know how to make them!” …

Huge Dark Chocolate Cookie with Espresso and Toasted Pecans

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Recipe for a giant dark chocolate cookie with toasted pecans and espresso. This cookie is huge, gooey, rich and decadent. What better way to celebrate your birthday?!  Today I turn 28. It isn’t a big deal. Just another day really. But it’s kind of a thing to at least sort of celebrate your birthday. And numerous people told me I should make my own cake. So I had plans of doing that. I got all the stuff. I had the cake recipe and frosting recipe all mapped out and I was ready to bake a cake. Except I wasn’t. I …

Spicy Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Cookies

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These spicy dark chocolate cookies with cinnamon are rich and chewy with a hint of spice from cayenne that lingers at the end. These were one of my most popular flavors when I owned my cookie business. The spiciness is not overpowering, it just pops in a bit at the end and makes for a really unique cookie experience!  I’m at this crossroads in life. This place where it feels like something big is about to happen. Like my life is going to head in a new direction soon and I really have no clue what direction that is. It …

Big Ass Chocolate Chip Cookie For Two (or One)

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This big ass cookie is filled with chocolate chips and the perfect size to share with someone, or really, you could just eat the big ass cookie yourself!   Hello there! Would you like a big ass chocolate chip cookie? Not a cookie with a big ass. And not a cookie that will give you a big ass (though that could definitely be a side effect), but a cookie that is, in and of itself, big ass. Am I saying ass too much? I don’t really care. I feel feisty today! Since moving to Philadelphia we don’t have as many …

Chewy Brown Sugar and Rosemary Snickerdoodles

Baker Bettie Cookies, Holidays, Sweets 23 Comments

I’m kicking my snickerdoodle game up a notch with these chewy brown sugar and rosemary snickerdoodles! These have become a winter favorite of mine and everyone I share them with goes crazy for them!  I’ve been struggling with expectations lately. High expectations about a situation that is very important to me. And I am getting very let down. Extremely let down. And I’m struggling to find a way to let go of the expectation and look for a way to take something good from it. It is very difficult. I know there is a lesson to be learned here. To step back …

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mint chocolate has a whole new meaning with these fresn mint chocolate chip cookies. The flavor from the fresh mint will convert you for life, you will never go back to mint extract. These cookies are slightly crisp on the outside and soft and incredibly chewy on the inside.  I came to a realization the other day that I need to spend more time and energy on my biggest love in baking: Cookies. Yeah sure, I love to bake all kinds of things like pie, and cake, or bread. All of that is great and I’m never going to stop …