4 Levels of Chocolate Chip Cookies: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

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  • Published on Sep 17, 2018
  • It doesn't get much more classic than chocolate chip cookies. We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of the chocolate chip cookie. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which cookie was the best?
    Check out the professional's recipe here on the ICE blog: www.ice.edu/blog/chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe-smoke-butter
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  • Da Real Keyz
    Da Real Keyz 19 hours ago

    Level 3 chef look like Ferguson #Wentworth

  • Litol Drummor boi
    Litol Drummor boi 23 hours ago

    The cookie is really nice and THICC

  • renjun berry
    renjun berry Day ago

    professional chefs are so extra all the time no one needs smoked butter karen

  • Dimitris Aggelou
    Dimitris Aggelou Day ago +1

    As a professional chef I will make my own vanilla

  • Alan Paul
    Alan Paul 2 days ago

    I think making a cookie itself deserves a level 1.5!!

  • Tom Fulp
    Tom Fulp 2 days ago

    My LAWYER said this is LAZY. It is evident I HAVE to agree.

  • Max Hansen
    Max Hansen 2 days ago +1

    pennys cookies are took think
    lorenzos 🔥

  • Jerry N.
    Jerry N. 3 days ago

    I love Lorenzo's personality, he's so welcoming and fun.

  • K Smith
    K Smith 3 days ago

    Thicker cookie? I'm out.

  • Hem Raj Thapa
    Hem Raj Thapa 4 days ago

    Level 3 Chef : I am going to raise my own hen. :D

  • Ukulele Boy
    Ukulele Boy 4 days ago +1

    Hi I’m Jim and I buy my cookies from walmart

  • Jay busa
    Jay busa 4 days ago

    They all like their own cookies but i would like for them to switch and try eachothers cookie to see if they still like their own best....

  • Mallel Morales
    Mallel Morales 4 days ago

    Dang penny bourbon with a cookie never heard a most perfect combination 🤯🤯🤯 hahaha

  • Aneta
    Aneta 4 days ago

    Quick Steven, sneak in the cheesecake! 👀

  • Andrea Gallant
    Andrea Gallant 4 days ago

    The level 2 guy is full of himself

  • Brett Hollands
    Brett Hollands 4 days ago

    Is it only me who looks through multiple videos until they find one with Lorenzo in it

  • justin w.
    justin w. 5 days ago

    Level 2: I use store bought chocolate chips
    Level 3: I prefer to use the cacao plant that I have been growing in my backyard to make my own chocolate chips.

  • Talea Briggs
    Talea Briggs 5 days ago

    Is it just me or does Lorenzo laugh super creepy like in every episode.

  • PackofDiscos
    PackofDiscos 5 days ago

    Alternatively, get yourself down to the farm and make the cow smoke.

  • PackofDiscos
    PackofDiscos 5 days ago

    Level 1 - microwave the butter
    Level 2 - use room temperature butter
    Level 3 - *scoffs* you churn the milk while it's still in the udder then squeeze it right into the bowl. Cow temperature butter!

  • Isaiah and Geography

    I liked the Home cook Chocolate chip cookies best I was going to go for the pro's but then She added Sea Salt

  • TheMrProtocol
    TheMrProtocol 5 days ago

    I wanna try the level 3 chef's cookie. It looked good.

  • Kiss It now
    Kiss It now 5 days ago +2

    Kid: mom I want some homemade cookies
    Level Three chef: get back to me in 2 days

  • Kiss It now
    Kiss It now 5 days ago

    Level one...I can't make the cookies because I don't have a scale

  • Noelle
    Noelle 6 days ago +1

    I wish they would get someone to taste the cookies without knowing who made them, and then vote on the one they liked the most. This food scientist stuff is biased, baking doesn't have to be precise at all, why do you think your moms cookies are always better than store bought or bakery? There's no personality to them, no love or joy making them. Having fun while making food is like the biggest factor, can't take this seriously. also, the professional baker in this video seems like such an over achiever. Jesus, I wanted cookies now not in two days.

  • Dry Ham
    Dry Ham 6 days ago +1

    Level two is the best and one was to small and three was to thicccccccc

  • Kay
    Kay 7 days ago +2

    I love that the professional is like "yes we weigh stuff because professional" and my European arse is like, well duh, you weigh stuff, in actual measurements.

  • yoursidejoe
    yoursidejoe 7 days ago

    food scientist was wayyy to biased towards the level 3 chef

  • LEENA BADER
    LEENA BADER 7 days ago +1

    I like thinner cookies 😂😂

  • Salty Troll
    Salty Troll 7 days ago

    Cant trust a skinny Baker, Penny's cookies looked really good

  • Tracy Landa
    Tracy Landa 7 days ago

    I feel like I need to buy that smoke machine bc level 3's cookies look fire

  • nice
    nice 7 days ago +1

    Lorenzo is an absolute lad

  • M Mitera
    M Mitera 8 days ago

    Penny is like Rie they both love alcohol

  • Fatima Nasser
    Fatima Nasser 8 days ago

    Alina is actually really good for a level 1 chef

  • William Meyers
    William Meyers 9 days ago +3

    Anyone else wanna see the food scientist make a cookie?

  • yeet yoink
    yeet yoink 9 days ago

    Even Joana Ceddia can make better cookies.

  • boom inyourface
    boom inyourface 9 days ago

    As a professional German person, instead of using volume measurments, we weigh all of our ingredients as well.

  • Wasted Sniperr
    Wasted Sniperr 9 days ago

    Never knew, smoking butter will make you level 3 chef.
    Next time, I will also smoke my baking tray, baking spatula, phone, flour, sugar, and baking soda. That should get me to level 89 chef.

  • J Dempsey
    J Dempsey 9 days ago

    Where is Frank!?!?

  • Shannon Ericksen
    Shannon Ericksen 9 days ago +1

    Lorenzo is always the best!!

  • Charliezard The Arsonist

    And unsurprisingly, the level 3 chef's is the worst again.

  • lucas bebelușul
    lucas bebelușul 10 days ago

    no one watches the level 4 tbh

  • lucas bebelușul
    lucas bebelușul 10 days ago

    1:18 *t h i c c c o o k i e*

  • monazza Fatima
    monazza Fatima 10 days ago +3

    So nobody gonna talk about how beautiful the level 1 chef looks..?

  • navypapercut
    navypapercut 10 days ago

    Who else wants to form a Lorenzo fan club?

  • Charlie Lamphere
    Charlie Lamphere 11 days ago

    I feel like this food scientist was way too biased towards the level 3 scientist. I think Lorenzo's was the best cookie because it looks like one I'd make myself that are super delicious and homly and yummy and... dang I'm hungry

  • Andrew N
    Andrew N 11 days ago

    Level 1: im gonna microwave my butter
    Level 2: im using room temperature butter
    Level 3: SO IM GONNA SMOKE IT.

  • Caroline Balkon
    Caroline Balkon 11 days ago

    Who doesn't make chocolate chip cookies? I think they don't really need to add salt if you use salted butter or cooked bacon in your cookies why the fetish more less bacon is gourmet in my family I make bacon chocolate chip mix cookies and I don't see them I can keep 10 cookies and the rest vanish to either my father's work or holidays. Lime might be suggestion if use just baking soda.

  • Alexi Felton
    Alexi Felton 12 days ago

    Level 1: I got this from a box
    Level 2: I get my Ingredients from local farms
    Level 3: I used to be a cookie

  • PinkRyan Playz
    PinkRyan Playz 12 days ago

    Title: 4 Levels of cookers
    Video: 3 levels of cooker

  • Blake Archibald
    Blake Archibald 13 days ago

    Penny + Bourbon = True Love

  • Adrian metzler-holden
    Adrian metzler-holden 13 days ago

    Lorenzo wins by a landslide

  • Abdurrera
    Abdurrera 14 days ago

    Nobody:
    Lorenzo: hahahahahaha

  • Vaaance
    Vaaance 14 days ago

    Levain beats all

  • ɴᴀᴍᴊᴇsᴜs ғᴏʀ ɴᴀᴍᴛɪᴅᴅɪᴇsTM

    *they all make their own mix when all I do is buy a big container of cookie doe from sams, roll balls of some cookie doe and then put them into the oven-*

  • ɴᴀᴍᴊᴇsᴜs ғᴏʀ ɴᴀᴍᴛɪᴅᴅɪᴇsTM

    *Im Lorenzo when I’m in the “everything is funny to me” mood.*

    *i srsly love that guy tho.*

  • Mikkel Jensen
    Mikkel Jensen 15 days ago

    You can really tell that the level 3 chefs are level 3 since things are very interesting and looks good since well they are professional it has to sell somehow

  • ItzMagic Death
    ItzMagic Death 15 days ago

    No no no no beth should have been in this one 😡

  • Emily Durkee
    Emily Durkee 16 days ago

    All of these cookies are overbaked. Disappointed

  • TheOutsidersPost
    TheOutsidersPost 16 days ago

    The middle baker a.k.a. the level to chef is always better than one and three.
    The third one goes way out of the way. They forget the fundamentals of cooking. So that they can brag about how they milk the cow and then butchered it for tonight’s meal. But do not forget the dry age everything for a minimum of 1000 days