This is actually the living proof I'm a geek...
I've seen a lot of recipes for "Inside-out chocolate chip cookies" or sometimes called "Reverse chocolate chip cookies", that refer to a chocolate dough with white chocolate chips. To me, in all my geekiness those are not really inside-out or reverse, to deserve that name a real inside-out CCC would have the dough transformed into the chips, and the chips transformed into the dough. Are you a bit confused? I don't blame you, but...
Meet the "Cookie Chips Chocolates"!
So yes, I've made cookie chips! Personally I think they're adorable and I was happy just staring at them, but was even happier when I folded them into melted chocolate. Oh yes!
I've made a chocolate chip cookie dough with the chips, put it into a pastry bag with a small round tip and then chipped away.
Here they are before baking.
And here they are allready baked and ready to dive into the melted chocolate.
Now this is what I'm talking about when I say "Inside-out"!
COOKIE CHIPS CHOCOLATES OR THE ULTIMATE INSIDE-OUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- 110 gr (4 oz) butter room temperature
- 6 tbs sugar
- 6 tbs brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 180 gr (6 1/2 oz) flour
- 1/4+1/8 tspn salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 250 gr (9 oz) chocolate of your choice (I used milk)
Beat butter and both sugars just until they come together. Don’t over-beat. Add the egg and beat just until incorporated. Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder and add to the batter. Stir just until blended and put into a pastry bag with a small round tip*.
Drop into a cookie sheet pulling up so the dough get a thin point, characteristic of the chips. Bake into a preheated 170ºC (325ºF) oven, for 5 minutes.
Let them cool while you melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. Poor the chips over the chocolate and mix until they're all coated, being careful not to break them. Reserve some to decorate the top of the cookies. Drop by teaspoons onto a tray lined with plastic wrap, foil, silpat or baking paper. Decorate with 3 or 4 cookie chips and take to the fridge to harden.
* If you want to do this but don't want to bother doing the chips, you can just spread the dough with a spatula or the back of a spoon in a cookie sheet, bake and then cut or break into chunks.
Now look at this amazing discovering of mine: If you like your cookies crunchy leave them in the fridge, if you prefer them chewy, take them out! See I'm a geek, but I'm a clever one, lol!