Posts tagged ‘top chef’

February 21, 2011

Antonia’s Top Chef cookies

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Last week on Top Chef, the cheftestants had to make cookies for Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Telly. Naturally, when we first watched this, we knew we would have to watch again with the kids.
KG declared that her favorite cookies were those made by Antonia, dark chocolate with white chocolate chips, caramel and sprinkles. After doing some searching online, I found the recipe, but commenters didn’t like how the cookies turned out.

So here’s my slightly modified version:

Ingredients
For cookies:
1 stick unsalted butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 tablespoon baking powder, sifted
1/2 tablespoon baking soda, sifted
1 cup cocoa, sifted
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt

For caramel:
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup cream

Sprinkles, decoration

Directions
1. Sift baking powder, soda, cocoa and flour together
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
3. Cream both sugars and butter in Kitchen Aide with paddle about 10 minutes.
4. Add eggs, vanilla, reduce speed and mix in sifted ingredients and salt.
5. Fold in chocolate chips.
6. Using an ice cream scoop, position batter about 2 inches away from each other and bake for 15-17 minutes.
7. Boil sugar and water until light brown caramel forms, about 10 minutes.
8. Slowly add cream and wisk until incorporated.
9. Drizzle over cool cookies and decorate with sprinkles

I was going to buy caramel at the store, but the only “all natural” one (Wegmans store brand – love it) was $4. I had all the ingredients at home, so I thought I’d give it a try. Totally easy!

The cookies turned out huge – could have made them a bit smaller. I think melted white chocolate would look great on top of them, too.