RECIPE: Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie Disaster
I made some Chocolate Chip Cookies recently using the recipe on the back of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip bag and they absolutely SUCKED!!! Once baked, the cookies turned out flat with the Chocolate Chips sticking up higher than the baked dough.
Ick! I can’t stand cookies like this.
In an effort to save the remaining dough, I added more flour. Bad idea! The cookies ended up being, as my 10-year-old daughter put it so eloquently, “Yuck, these cookies are drier than a desert!”
I can’t figure out why the cookies turned out so bad. Was it the Ghirardelli recipe itself? Was is because I substituted one of the two sticks of butter for shortening? I don’t think it was my baking soda since I bought that only a couple months ago. Or was it?
So here’s the Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip recipe I used:
Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened (I substituted 1/2 cup with shortening)
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups Ghirardellli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (I didn’t use these)
Preheat oven to 375*F. Stir flour with baking soda and salt; set aside. In large mixer bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mix on low speed until incorporated. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
And here’s how the cookies turned out…
The stacked cookies at the top of the picture are the “flat” ones. The cookies in the bottom half of the picture have more flour added to them but tasted VERY dry.
I compared this recipe with the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip recipe and I see the Ghirardelli recipe calls for 1/2 cup more sugar. Do you think this could be enough to make the cookies “fall” and/or be flat after they are baked?
I’d really love to hear from you if you’ve tried this recipe. Did you have a similar experience or did they turn out OK for you?