I haven't done a recipe showdown in a while, but one of the most interesting parts of Recipe Showdown is receiving your recipes. Every time I conduct a recipe showdown, I encourage readers like you to challenge the winner with your own, amazing recipe. Sure enough, I received a lot of feedback on my Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Showdown. Christi from Burlap and Basil and Little B from Little B Cooks both submitted their own sublime chocolate chip cookie recipes.
My original plan was to first compare Burlap and Basil and Little B's recipes, and then compare the winner of that showdown to the reigning champion (Jacques Torres). However, a problem arose... the results were split 50-50 even.
I started out with my family -- my mom liked Little B's, my dad preferred Burlap and Basil. I then moved onto friends and neighbors. Again, split down the middle.
So ultimately, the scientific method will force me to make each of these again, and then compare them to the reigning champion. But hey, more cookies were never a bad thing (especially in the name of science).
Little B Cooks
Burlap and Basil
“A softer cookie, with a delicious richness.” These cookies have an unconventional ingredient – vanilla pudding mix! Little B said that she compared Torres’ recipe with her own and everyone preferred hers.
“It's the cookie that brings best friends knocking on your door at 10:30 pm.” She told me in the comments that all of her friends preferred this over Jacques Torres, the reigning champion.
Not as flavorful
more to appreciate
slightly airy like a cupcake but with the distinct crumble of a cookie.
The flavor was great as well: sweet but not cloying, with a great distribution of chocolate chips.
More chewy crust
Its texture won me over
crisp exterior and the chewy middle.
chocolate galore! Yum!