Are you ready for a taste of something unique? A flavor that will linger on your taste buds and have you coming back for more? Look no further than my Garlic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.
At first, you might be skeptical about adding garlic to a sweet dessert, but trust me when I say it adds an unexpected depth of flavor that makes these cookies one-of-a-kind. But don’t worry, we’re not using fresh garlic here – we will be using roasted garlic that creates a deliciously sweet and mellow flavor.
I developed this recipe after creating a roasted garlic chocolate buttercream frosting for a cake. The sweet and salty combination of the chocolate with roasted garlic was too good to leave alone, so I decided to incorporate it into another dessert – and thus my recipe for Garlic Chocolate Chip Cookies was born.
These cookies are perfect for any occasion, from impromptu get-togethers to heart shaped Valentine’s Day treats. And if you’re worried about gluten, don’t fret – this recipe can easily be made gluten-free with just a few easy substitutions.
So let’s preheat the oven and get started on creating some magic in the kitchen with my Garlic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Let me tell you something, folks – this recipe is the holy grail of all sweet and salty combinations. I’m talking about the perfect balance of gooey chocolate chips, rich brown sugar, and the heavenly aroma of fresh garlic. Sounds weird? Trust me, it’s not.
Picture this: it’s a quiet evening at home, a movie is on and you’re craving something sweet. You reach for that bag of boring chips ahoy – but wait! Why settle for mediocrity when you can have greatness? Enter: the garlic chocolate chip cookies.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Garlic in cookies? But think outside the box! Just like how a little sprinkle of salt can amplify sweet flavors, so too does roasted garlic add a depth to chocolate that’s truly unparalleled.
Still not convinced? These cookies are all about versatility. Bake them up as heart-shaped treats for a romantic Valentine’s Day surprise, or whip up a huge batch for your next office potluck. Feel free to experiment with different variations like white chocolate or peanut butter chips to create your ultimate cookie masterpiece.
Oh, and did I mention that they’re incredibly easy to make? With simple ingredients like flour, sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda and unsalted butter – coupled with fresh garlic – this recipe requires no culinary skills whatsoever.
So go ahead and indulge yourself in the delicacy that is garlic chocolate chip cookies. Bring them to your next family gathering or Santa Carla County Fair and take home that winning ribbon that has eluded you for years. Trust me on this one – these cookies will win over even the toughest critics.
Let’s gather the ingredients for this garlic chocolate chip cookie recipe that will delight everyone’s senses. Don’t worry, you won’t need miso or any other exotic ingredient. All you need are basic pantry staples, some fresh garlic and a little bit of pure maple syrup to make these unique and delicious cookies.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Flour: 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Baking soda: 1 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Unsalted butter: 1 cup (2 sticks)
Sugar: 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar
Eggs: 2 large eggs
Vanilla extract: 1 tsp vanilla extract
Pure maple syrup: 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
Water: 10 fresh garlic cloves, boiled in water for 5 minutes and drained
Chocolate chips: 2 cups chocolate chips
- Optional add-ins: nuts, peanut butter chips or shredded coconut.
You may also want to try using roasted garlic or black garlic to add a more intense flavor to your garlic chocolate chip cookies.
The Recipe How-To
Now that we’ve covered the ingredient list and why you’ll love this garlic chocolate chip cookies recipe, let’s move on to the recipe how-to. This recipe is easy-peasy, so don’t be intimidated! Just follow these steps:
Step 1: Roasting garlic cloves
First things first, we need to roast 10 fresh garlic cloves. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Wrap the tightly peeled garlic cloves in a sheet of aluminum foil, roast it for about 30 minutes, and allow it to cool completely.
Step 2: Mixing cookie batter
In a mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup white sugar, 2/3 cup light brown sugar, and 1/4 cup pure maple syrup until they’re well-combined. Add in the roasted garlic and beat in 2 eggs, one at a time. Next, add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Step 3: Adding dry ingredients
In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon black garlic powder. Slowly add the dry mixture to your cream mixture from Step 2. Stir constantly till they are well incorporated.
Step 4: Stirring chocolate chips and nuts
After you’ve added dry ingredients, stir in 2 cups of chocolate chips and yJust stir slightly before halting with mixing in your desired number of chopped nuts (or leave out).
Step 5: Shaping dough balls
Now for the cookie dough! Take small balls of dough that are roughly the size of two tablespoons; shape them slightly flatten with your hands at both sides before baking. Place them on a parchment paper-lined baking tray.
Step 6: Baking garlicky treats
Bake the cookies at 350°F for approximately 12-15 mins or until just slightly golden brown around edges. The cookies will feel soft to the touch when they’re done.
The high level of garlic flavor will make your entire kitchen smell like that Santa Carla County Fair winning roasted garlic! Enjoy those delightful garlicky treats!
Now that we’ve baked our garlicky cookies into heart shaped delights, let’s talk substitutions and variations!
Substitutions and Variations
Are you looking to add some variations and creativity to your garlic chocolate chip cookies? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:
– Gluten-Free: If you’re on a gluten-free diet, simply substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour. This substitution won’t affect the taste or texture of your cookies.
– Black Garlic: Instead of using fresh garlic cloves, try roasted black garlic for a more intense and complex flavor. Miso black garlic works especially well in this recipe.
– Peanut Butter: You can substitute half of the butter with peanut butter for a nutty and delicious twist. The combination of chocolate chips, garlic, and peanut butter is surprisingly delicious!
– Cinnamon: If you’re a cinnamon lover, add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients for a warm and cozy addition to the recipe.
– White Sugar: Swap out the light brown sugar with packed white sugar for an extra sweet treat. Be careful not to overdo it because these cookies have a lot of flavor on their own.
– Nuts: You can stir in your favorite nuts such as walnuts or pecans for extra crunch and texture.
Just remember that while these substitutions and variations may enhance the recipe, don’t go too crazy. The flavors of garlic and chocolate chips are already unique, so you don’t want to distract from them too much.
Serving and Pairing
Now that you have these tasty garlic chocolate chip cookies baked to perfection, it’s time to decide how you want to serve them. Not to worry, I have some ideas for you!
These cookies are perfect desserts after dinner, and pair best with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee. The bittersweet flavor of the dark chocolate complements the roasted garlic and pure maple syrup perfectly. You can share these cookies when entertaining guests or have them on hand as a snack for when those sugar cravings hit.
For those who really want to indulge, try sandwiching two cookies with creamy peanut butter or Nutella spread. Trust me when I say that this is not an experience you want to pass up! If you’re looking for a more sophisticated way to serve these cookies, consider serving them alongside your favorite red wine.
Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to experiment with the flavors, try pairing these savory garlic chocolate chip cookies with Miso Black Garlic Pork Chops for a full umami experience. The sweet saltiness of the pork pairs perfectly with the bittersweet chocolate chips and roasted garlic flavor in the cookies.
Whichever way you choose to serve these garlic chocolate chip cookies, I guarantee that they will be a hit. Your family and friends will be begging you for the recipe, so rest assured that they will be the talk of Santa Carla County Fair winning dessert table.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
So you’ve baked these incredible garlic chocolate chip cookies and now you’re wondering how to make them last, without compromising their scrumptiousness. Lucky for you, I’ve got some tips to keep your culinary masterpiece fresh and indulgent.
These cookies are fantastic when fresh out of the oven, but they can also be made ahead of time. Prepare the dough, shape it into balls and store them in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 3 days until ready to bake. Another option is freeze the cookie dough balls for up to 3 months, then pull them out when you’re ready to bake.
Store these cookies properly to protect their yummy flavors. Once they’re completely cooled down, keep them fresh in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag at room temperature for up to one week. You can also keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks – just make sure they’re stored properly so they don’t get exposed to air.
If you like warm cookies just out of the oven, reheat them at 300°F (150°C) for about 5 minutes – delicious! But if you have a microwave, pop them in there for about 10-20 seconds (if frozen) or 5-10 seconds (at room temperature). It’s important not to overheat them as this will cause the chocolate chips to melt and the cookie itself to become dry.
Be warned, though – these garlic chocolate chip cookies are so delicious that they may not last long enough to even consider storing or reheating them!
Tips for Perfect Results
Are you ready to elevate your baking game and master the art of making garlic chocolate chip cookies? Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results every time.
First, make sure your ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe. Cold butter or eggs will not blend properly and may affect the texture of your cookies.
When measuring your flour, avoid packing it too tightly into your measuring cup. Slowly spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife for accurate measurements.
For an extra burst of flavor, try using roasted garlic instead of fresh garlic cloves. Roasting the garlic brings out a deliciously sweet and nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with chocolate.
If you prefer a gluten-free option or want to mix things up, substitute all-purpose flour with miso black. This Japanese-style flour adds a rich umami flavor to your cookies and has a slightly nutty taste that complements the chocolate chips.
To prevent your cookies from spreading too much while baking, chill your dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before shaping and baking them. You can also roll your cookie dough into a log and freeze it for later use.
Feeling adventurous? Try adding some chopped nuts or peanut butter chips to the cookie batter for added crunch and flavor.
Lastly, don’t forget to have fun! Baking is all about experimentation and finding what works best for you. Don’t be afraid to add your own unique twist to this recipe – who knows, you might just create the next heart-shaped garlic brittle cookies that win first place at the Santa Carla County Fair like my Aunt Edna did back in ’85.
: So there you have it, my fellow bakers and culinary adventurers! The garlic chocolate chip cookie recipe is something that I believe everyone should try at least once. This unconventional twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie is a flavor explosion that will tantalize your taste buds and spark joy in your soul.
Not only are these cookies delicious and unique, they offer a level of versatility in their substitution options that allow for personalized creativity. These cookies can be made gluten-free, vegan, or even spiced up with some peanut butter.
While some may scoff at the thought of adding garlic to baked goods, I challenge you to broaden your horizons and give this recipe a chance. You won’t regret it.
In conclusion, I implore you to take a chance and try something new. Embrace the unexpected combination of garlic and chocolate and let these humble cookies transport you to an imaginative world filled with delicious surprises. Who knows, perhaps your own heart-shaped black garlic chocolate chip cookies will become Santa Carla County Fair winning roasted garlic brittle cookies!
Garlic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 10 fresh garlic cloves
- water, boiling
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 cups chocolate chips
- Drop garlic cloves into boiling water for about 5 minutes until tender; peel cloves and chop, then soak in maple syrup for 20 to 30 minutes.
- While cloves are soaking, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt, then add to cream mixture; stir the chocolate chips into the mixture (you can add a 1/2 cup of chopped nuts at this time, if you like).
- Pour the garlic and syrup through a strainer, draining the syrup, and add the chopped cloves to cookie batter; stir well.
- Drop the cookie batter by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned (careful not to overcook!).
- Remove from oven and cool on racks.
- Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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