Chocolate chip cookies are one of my all time my favorite cookie recipes. I’ve tried several different ones lately and have been unimpressed, with the exception of these buttermilk chocolate chip cookies. It comes as no surprise though.
Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cookies
You see, this recipe came from Linda Amendt’s fabulous cookie book “400 Sensational Cookies“. The more I make from this book, the more I trust it impeccably. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to experiment and try all types of recipes, but sometimes you just want to make something different and you want it to work. That’s when I turn to this book.
I’ve already successfully made the following cookies from Linda’s cookbook:
- White Peanut Butter Oat Chippers
- Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies
- Cranberry Orange Spiral Cookies
- White Chocolate Pumpkin Blondies
With such a good track record I wasn’t worried in the least. I wasn’t wrong either. These cookies baked up so perfectly shaped, they would make really wonderful ice cream sandwiches! They are nice and chewy, plenty soft, the only difference I noticed is that the buttermilk adds its own unique flavor. Because of that, I noticed a reduction in the familiar “caramel-like” flavor that you normally get from chocolate chip cookies.
It was funny, I didn’t tell anyone there was buttermilk in them. Every person in this house asked “what kind of cookies are these?” I answered “Just chocolate chip.”
“Huh.” Nom. Nom. Nom.
Even though they knew something was different, they still enjoyed these buttermilk chocolate chip cookies and made a huge dent the first day. By the second day, they were all gone.
Amanda’s Notes: I liked these buttermilk chocolate chip cookies, they were definitely good, but I still prefer the caramel-like flavor of regular chocolate chip cookies. I wonder if using more brown sugar and less white sugar would compensate for that? I loved the way these baked up. They looked perfect. Absolutely round, very soft, nice and chewy, very good.
Should you make them? I think they are definitely worth giving a try!
This book will never leave my kitchen. I love it. :)