I am asking you a very personal question – have you ever had that dream where you are eating a giant marshmallow but on waking, are actually chewing on your pillow? No?
Good because obviously neither have I. But I believe now that should I ever happen to have this dream (stranger things have happened, I assure you!), it won’t be a giant, fluffy marshmallow I am devouring. It will be this cookie, only ultra mega-sized.
I kid you not, this cookie has simply taken up the position as winner of the Thick and Cakey section as if it was born to be there. And as its name suggests, it obviously was. When you bite into one of these darlings, it feels as if your teeth are chomping through a never ending bite of soft, chewy cookie dough pillow. It delivers twice the POW of a normal cookie due to the extraordinary thickness.
I have to say that along with the Brown Butter Chewy Cookies, this is equal second when it comes to the favourite recipe, and only by a smidgen (I would happily bake and eat these for the rest of my life).
This recipe has also brought together my long time nemesis, baking powder, and myself. Without its magical touch in the way it is added, my cookie would not have the height or slight spread necessary. It is also very different in the creation of dough. You use cold butter (everyone knows what a pain it is to cream that so you don’t – just get to a crumbly stage with the brown sugar). You have small chunks of butter in the dough throughout, since it cannot be properly combined. The dough is stiff and sticky like crazy, I had to add an extra tbs of flour.
First Thing Tomorrow: Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies 🙂