Even though I thought I discovered my perfect chocolate chip cookies ages ago, I’m always open to trying new things/complicating them. So, when I saw my friend Siri posted a chocolate chip cookie recipe that involved 3 layers of cookie dough with chopped up chocolate in between I was more than intrigued. What would happen with all these extra steps? And would it be worth the extra work? I of course had to find out…
Though the process takes a bit longer than normal chocolate chip cookies, it’s still pretty easy. The dough is divided into three sections and chilled for a half hour. Then each layer is topped with the chopped chocolate and the whole mass is rolled out. Using a round cutter, cookies are formed that have perfect layers of chocolate and dough throughout. They are also so uniform and round that they look straight out of a bakery!
And if things aren’t complicated enough- before baking you brush the tops with a beaten egg and sprinkle with sea salt. (I for some reason thought you were just supposed to brush the top with a yolk which is why mine look so yellow- oops!) The egg wash adds a nice golden shine and I don’t have to tell you what the bits of sea salts adds. ;)
Overall- I think these were definitely worth the extra effort. The recipe on its own is wonderful, using all egg yolks and dark brown sugar which makes these perfectly crisp on the edges and so chewy in the center. They remind me very much in both taste and look of the famous chocolate chip cookies you get at City Bakery in NYC. (If you haven’t been it’s a must stop when you visit!) Though I will keep my other recipe around for a quick standby, these will absolutely be making an appearance in my kitchen again!