Chocolate Chip Cookies – Inspired by Broadway Revivals

Broadway’s Coming Back!

I’m so excited to see that Broadway is coming back starting in September after its longest dark period ever. I know many of my friends in the entertainment industry are so thrilled to get back to work, and I couldn’t be happier for them. I haven’t decided what show I want to see first, but I do think I’ll be heading down to the city more often later this year.

While I’m sure many things will stay the same, there will also likely be a great deal of change in both how audiences are managed and how the industry moves forward. But going away and coming back with changes (often for the better) is somewhat of a Broadway tradition. Revival is a huge part of Broadway tradition and business.

What is a Revival?

After a show’s original run has ended, sometimes a new production is mounted and brought to Broadway. Sometimes it’s a few years later, other times it’s decades later. This new production is called a revival – it even has its own category in the Tony Awards.

Often times, a revival not only changes the staging, sets, and costumes, but sometimes the script gets updated to address issues in the original production. Sometimes the music is rearranged or songs from a film version get added. So the heart of the original script is kept, but it’s given a whole new life.

In that vein, I have created a new chocolate chip cookie recipe that still has the heart of a classic chocolate chip, but has some new additions to give it a brand new life. I hope you enjoy my revival of the chocolate chip cookie.

The Recipe

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

3. Cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.

4. Add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture one at a time. Add in vanilla extract.

5. Add in the dry ingredients in 3 stages, scraping the bowl between additions.

6. Mix in the chocolate chips 1 cup at a time.

7. Using a golf ball size scoop
(or a spoon) form the dough into balls. Coat the balls completely in the sugar in the raw (depending on how fine or corse the sugar is, you may need more than 1/4 cup). Top each ball with a small sprinkle of sea salt.

8. Bake 9-11 minutes per tray. Let cool on the tray for 3-5 minutes before transfering to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yields approximately 40 cookies. Approximately 160 calories per cookie.

If you want to store the cookies for later, they freeze very well and only need about 10 minutes out of the freezer to come to room temperature.

Want Cookies, But Don’t Want To Bake?

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