Mar 3, 2010

Bouchon Chocolate Chip Cookies: Death by Chocolate.....

Normally I am not a baking sort of gal because baking is so precise. Unlike cooking which I can be creative, there is just little room for I-will-just-eyeball-the-portion in baking. Anyhoo, I fell in love with Bouchon Bakery when I visited Napa a while ago and just couldn't pass the chance when I saw this chocolate cookie mix at William-Sonoma. Seriously, it's quite pricey at $18 for 6 large cookies or 12 small ones. But then, it is cheaper than flying to Napa or have cookies ship next day.
Everything is included....... I wish you can smell these chocolate chips and brown sugar, so divine and drool worthy!
I had to whip butter and sugar by hand. I almost died at the end. I know know why these cookies tasted so good. I used 1.2 stick of butter and whipped everything until the mixture became light and airy. It is not easy but a Kitchen-Aid mixer is not really required but I might just remedy this situation if I bake more.
The instruction said 6 large cookies or 12 smaller ones. I ended up making 6 3-inch cookies and 6 4-inch cookies. I guess small is really not that small uh.....
These are the 4 inches cookies. Can I just say these tasted divine warm and fresh from the oven. It is very rich but not sickening sweet which is a surprise considering the amount of brown sugar in the mixture. I can taste a little salt which I think cuts the sweet taste. I highly recommend this and if SG can bake this, anyone can......

26 comments:

  1. Did I tell you that I'm drooling over those warm cookies now? I can imagine the smell and the taste.
    Have a great day SG! xoxo

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  2. Wow, these look terrific! Bake mixes can be hit or miss, but if they come directly from the bakery and have a heftier price tag, chances are the ingredients will be better.

    P.S. Had to laugh at your last post. I actually saw a woman wear that scarf top/dress recently and people passing her were whispering 'wardrobe malfunction'. Suffice to say she wasn't wearing undergarments and her assets looked like they were about to emerge...

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  3. I just love to bake! Aside from getting dressed, it's my favorite creative outlet!

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  4. mmm looks delicious
    what will you be selling in your etsy shop? clothes? accessories?
    x
    la fille

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  5. So delicious!

    By the way I am moving my blog. (www.janetteria.com), but I have a big problem with DNS of blogger.com and now the blog update is not working. I want let me know this. Please don't forget to visit this blog, because I have a new post for every day and I love you all. ♥

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  6. Yummy, yummy! Thanks for the rec!

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  7. My whole house smelled like chocolate, warm butter and brown sugar. Wish I can transmit the smell via blogger. I shared with my friends and everyone loved these cookies. : )

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  8. Oh I will be selling my handcrafted jewelery via Etsy as well. A few people let me know it is too much of a hassle to write me for a purchase. : )

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  9. oh man, sooo amazingly good looking.

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  10. I love baking and mmm, chocolate chip cookies are just one of the best comfort foods!

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  11. They look yum! I've seen the mix before but never bought it. Maybe its time...

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  12. Who is going to Williams Sonoma to buy this mix? I am! The smell of those cookies will soon be wafting through my apartment. Yum...

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  13. Yum! Nothing beats a warm choc chip cookie :)

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  14. Oh these look delish! I saw some women grocery shopping last weekend and it turned out they'd bought a chicken fajita seasoning at William Sonoma and were stocking up on ingredients for a Mexican fiesta.

    I love baking because it's so precise--almost like a chemistry experiment. Once you know the techniques and how to measure ingredients properly you get great results every time! I've only ever had problems with angel food cake--I can't bake a perfect fluffy one that rises and stays risen. Darn those finicky egg whites...

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  15. I am salivating here! Those looks divine.

    I am impressed with your mixing! It really is tiring. And I agree that if you do take on baking, get a KitchenAid! It's my favorite appliance in my kitchen :)

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  16. Those cookies look so yummy =D I remember trying to make my own cookie dough. I totally messed up and had to throw it all away xD I just couldn't fix it =X

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  17. I am sooooo tempted to bake right now. YUM!

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  18. Can we say,"WoW" My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. True chocoholic here and the best judge of what is good chocolate :o)

    So how can we buy this if we won't be passing thru there?

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  19. You can buy this mix at William Sonoma.

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