Starting out at as a tiny bakery in 2016 in Orlando’s East End Market, they were soon hailed as one of the best cookies in the state. Some even argued the country and the world ! Receiving outstanding accolades has propelled this small bakehouse to cookie stardom. “The Best Place in the World to get a Cookie” by the Boston Globe and “One of the Five Foods You Have to Eat in the U.S. Before you Die” by Trip Advisor.
It’s Just a Cookie
At least that’s what you think, but you would be mistaken. What makes them so special, first the size, they are huge, like legitimately almost 1/2 pound EACH ! Then, there are the chocolate chips. Each cookie is covered in chocolate chips, and when we say covered, we mean covered. Sprinkle a little sea salt on each classic chocolate chip cookie and you are elevated to a whole other level of decadence. How much would expect to pay for this level of culinary perfection? Each cookie will cost you less than $10, and worth every..single…penny.
How Do We Get One ?
Short of visiting Disney Springs and purchasing one of those delectable cookies (or even some of their other amazing baked goods), there are limited options to getting one. With each cookie being handmade and weighing so much, I don’t see them shipping those goodies any time soon. That is until now….we have a copycat recipe that is sure to help curb that sweet tooth craving, check it out below.
GIDEON’S BAKEHOUSE COPYCAT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE
1 cup cold salted butter
½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 ½ cups cake flour
1 ½ cups bread flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla
6 cups chocolate chips, semi-sweet
2 cups of mini chocolate chips
sea salt (for sprinkling)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugars for about 5 minutes adding the eggs one at a time.
- Sift the cake and bread flours into a separate bowl. Add the sifted flours to the batter. Add the cornstarch, baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Mix until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
- Incorporate 2 cups of chocolate chips into the dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Pour 4 cups of chocolate chips into a large bowl and set aside. Using your hands, shape the chilled dough into large dough balls. Cover the entire surface of the dough ball with chocolate chips. Fill in any gaps with mini-chocolate chips.
- Place twelve dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Sprinkle each chocolate chip cookie with sea salt flakes, to taste. If there are any gaps in the chocolate chips, fill them in while still hot.
- Pretend you are in Disney World and enjoy!
Note: Gideon’s Cookies have a semi “raw cookie dough” inside at the center. Increase baking time if you’d like your cookies baked all the way through!
Have you had a cookie from Gideon’s Bakehouse? Was it worth the wait? Let us know in the comments below!