Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookie (aka the White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookie), the Pan-Banging Version
This reverse chocolate chip cookie is a chocolate chip cookie with a chocolate cookie base and tons of white chocolate chunks. I used Sarah Kieffer’s technique to “pan-bang” the cookie mid-baking, several times, to create the crinkles and ridges at the edge of the cookie. This leads to a cookie that is both crispy and crunchy in the edges and fudgy and soft in the middle. Be sure to buy white chocolate chips that use real cocoa butter or buy a white chocolate bar and chop it up. A lot of white chocolate uses vegetable oil and inferior ingredients which don’t melt or taste nearly as good. The flaky salt I used on top is optional but since white chocolate is so sweet, I found the salt balances it out a bit. Feel free to omit it if you don’t like it.
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 16minutes
Total Time 46minutes
1/4cupbrewed and cooled coffeeor 1/4 cup water with 1 teaspoon instant coffee
6tablespoonsnatural cocoa powder, divided40 g
1cupunsalted butter at room temperature2 sticks or 225 g
1 1/2cupswhite granulated sugar300 g
1/4cuppacked dark brown sugar55 g
1 1/2teaspoonvanilla extract
1 3/4cupsall-purpose flour245 g
6ounceschopped white chocolateor white chocolate chips
Maldon sea saltor other flaky sea salt (optional but recommended)
Combine the coffee and 4 tablespoons of the cocoa powder in a glass measuring cup and stir to form a paste.
Place the butter, both sugars, salt, baking soda and vanilla extract in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix together until the butter is creamy and clings to the side of the bowl. Scrape down the sides and mix in the chocolate coffee paste and egg until incorporated and consistent in color.
Add the flour and the remaining 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Slowly mix together until a soft dough forms. Add the white chocolate, reserving a few pieces to garnish on top, and slowly mix it into the dough (you can do this by hand with a wooden spoon if you want).
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line three or four baking sheets with aluminum foil, with the dull side of the foil up. Measure out three or four balls of dough about 100 g each (3 1/2 ounces or heaping 1/3 cup). The balls should be somewhere between a golf ball and a baseball. Place the balls on one of the baking sheet, as far apart as possible from each other, then move the baking sheet with the dough to the freezer. Leave in there for 15 minutes. Measure out the remaining balls in the same manner but leave at room temperature.
Once the cookie dough has chilled, remove from the freezer and place another baking sheet with cookie dough in the freezer. Put a few extra pieces of white chocolate on top of each cookie dough and sprinkle the top with a generous pinch of Maldon sea salt then place the baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes.
Once the 10 minutes is up, open the door of the oven and lift up the baking sheet and gently drop it back on the rack. The cookie dough will have puffed up and then deflated. Set a timer for 2 minutes, and then repeat this process, opening the oven and dropping the baking sheet. Do this a couple more times, each time waiting 2 minutes between dropping the baking sheet. Each time you “deflate” the cookie, you create ridges around the edges of the cookie, that are crisping up. You want to bake the cookie a total of 16 to 18 minutes, where the edges look dry but the middle of the cookie is still soft and puffy looking. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Then move the cookies from the baking sheet to a wire rack to cool completely.
Repeat with the remaining cookies, rotating one baking sheet at a time from the counter to the freezer to the oven to bake.
These make large cookies but there’s no way to make the crispy wrinkled edges with a smaller cookie. Just break the cookies in half if you want smaller portions. Radically adapted and inspired from Sarah Kieffer’s The Vanilla Bean Baking Book
Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookie (aka the White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookie), the Pan-Banging Version https://www.eatthelove.com/reverse-chocolate-chip-cookie/