The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, you will:
- Know how to make large beautiful bakery-style chocolate chip cookies
- Be able to tweak existing chocolate chip cookie dough recipes to come up with your own favorite version
- Learn the role of different flours, sweeteners, spices, and fats in cookie dough
About This Class
Crispy? Soft? Chewy? Gooey? In this workshop, we’ll explore all the permutations of the classic chocolate chip cookie so you can develop your own perfect recipe.
We’ll learn the difference between the classic Tollhouse back-of-the-bag recipe to the large, chewy bakery-style chocolate chip cookie to the crispy, crunchy chocolate chip cookie as well as everything in-between. We’ll learn how to tweak a standard recipe to your own taste buds, discuss why “aging” the dough in the refrigerator can improve the cookie’s texture, explore spices, extracts, alternative flours, sweeteners and fats. Finally, we’ll learn how to make your own criss-cross chocolate chip and reverse chip cookie from Irvin Lin’s acclaimed cookbook, “Marbled, Swirled and Layered.”
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies plus many variations, including Criss-Cross Malted Chocolate Chip and Reverse Chip Cookies
- Wine included
- Light meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Ages 18+
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.
Irvin Lin, the man behind the blog Eat the Love, is a graphic designer turned award-winning photographer, food writer, and recipe developer. His cookbook, Marbled, Swirled, and Layered, released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, was listed as one of the best baking cookbooks of 2016 by the New York Times.