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

  • Published: 17 September 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: https://www.ice.edu/blog/chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe-smoke-butter

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Comments • 13 056

  • saver menu cheeseburger are McDonalds

    Smoking butter? That's a new one

    • Beth Tully
      Beth Tully  1 days back

      The only reason Lorenzo is not level 3 is he is to happy LOL 😂

      • Spooderman 43
        Spooderman 43  2 days back

        I make a Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookie and I made the recipe it's taken forever to create but it's so goooood

        • Beverly Morilla
          Beverly Morilla  3 days back

          We all just love Lorenzo ❤️

          • Joseph Mcqueen
            Joseph Mcqueen  3 days back

            so much smoking and salt, at this rate just make a steak and call it a day!

            • Tyler Baisley
              Tyler Baisley  3 days back

              Grandma Beth vs. Chef Penny
              Love vs. bourbon

              • avu 011
                avu 011  3 days back

                The level three chef looks like Amy Schumer

                • Jane Doe
                  Jane Doe  4 days back

                  I really like the level 4 because she is smart and interesting to watch

                  • 88Fircar88
                    88Fircar88  4 days back

                    chicken laying eggs ?! lmfao

                    • Finding Joy With Living

                      Penny is the best she really is a pro so delicious

                      • Ricky Hawlen
                        Ricky Hawlen  5 days back

                        I LOVE LORENZO!

                        • shits hard
                          shits hard  5 days back

                          “ hey. do you smoke?”

                          penny: “as a matter of fact, i do”

                          “oooh what do you smoke?”

                          penny: “ *butter* “

                          • Alezandreamay yy
                            Alezandreamay yy  6 days back

                            am i the only one that stops watching when it comes to level 4

                          • Timothy C
                            Timothy C  1 weeks back

                            It's cool watching this first one again after the new ones just to see the little ways the series has changed

                            • MrReddy64
                              MrReddy64  1 weeks back

                              Whose cookie crunched!? They should be arrested

                              • B K
                                B K  1 weeks back

                                I like the level three cookies

                                • Thomas Do-Do
                                  Thomas Do-Do  1 weeks back

                                  this series is so sexist the 4 is always a girl
                                  (idk if this is a joke or what)

                                  • Angel Whaaatt!
                                    Angel Whaaatt!  1 weeks back

                                    Why wouldn't the so called professional brown her butter? Makes WAY more sense than "smoking" it 🤔

                                    • Ryan Bracchitta
                                      Ryan Bracchitta  1 weeks back

                                      Hi! Im Penny i smoke butter for a living.

                                      Lorenzo: devious laugh

                                      • Baby Thanos
                                        Baby Thanos  1 weeks back

                                        Lorenzo is level 100

                                        • Kinglysb23
                                          Kinglysb23  2 weeks back

                                          Question is: Does Emily make her own chocolate chip cookies with ketchup?

                                          • emily
                                            emily  2 weeks back

                                            I always love it when they bring lorenzo on the show!

                                            • PsychoDieter91
                                              PsychoDieter91  2 weeks back

                                              What’s the 4th level?

                                              • Norman Morgan
                                                Norman Morgan  2 weeks back

                                                What was that the expert pulled out? A pointer or a tactical baton?

                                                • Sonia Beatriz
                                                  Sonia Beatriz  2 weeks back

                                                  I love Lorenzo

                                                  • みなさいこありがと

                                                    Jesus i'm absolutly hungry

                                                    • Cooper The Dog
                                                      Cooper The Dog  2 weeks back

                                                      I learned how to make chocolate chip cookies by myself when I was 10...

                                                      • Stefani Salovni
                                                        Stefani Salovni  2 weeks back

                                                        1:45 well... i’ve never seen kind of that techinque before😂

                                                        • Zarabatana Productions
                                                          Zarabatana Productions  2 weeks back

                                                          Jesus, it's been (or should i say, it's vanilla BEAN) a whole year

                                                          • The Oofing Noob
                                                            The Oofing Noob  2 weeks back

                                                            Lorenzo is so energetic while penny has a very serious and professional type of mood tbh for me

                                                            • WalkerGirl Vlogs
                                                              WalkerGirl Vlogs  2 weeks back

                                                              I have a chocolate chip recipe that none the chefs used my secrets in (It's actually my Dad's highschool recipe lmao)

                                                              • Kevin Kether
                                                                Kevin Kether  2 weeks back

                                                                They should let the chefs taste each other's final product.

                                                                • Christa Richardson
                                                                  Christa Richardson  2 weeks back

                                                                  I wish they tasted all three levels & not just their own...

                                                                  • American Patriot
                                                                    American Patriot  2 weeks back

                                                                    Level three is the best as always

                                                                    • Spot Light_Night
                                                                      Spot Light_Night  2 weeks back

                                                                      Level 1: that’s a gO0d CoOkiE
                                                                      Level 2: that’s a gooD cOokie
                                                                      Level 3: that’s a good co0Kie


                                                                      • China Lyric
                                                                        China Lyric  3 weeks back

                                                                        Me gusta

                                                                        • Anne Diche
                                                                          Anne Diche  3 weeks back

                                                                          I love the editing haha

                                                                          • ᴡᴀʀᴘʀᴏᴍᴏ / E D I T S

                                                                            tbh they just add the food scientist to make it over 10 min long

                                                                            • James Lyndon
                                                                              James Lyndon  3 weeks back

                                                                              Lorenzos does his signature borderline insane laugh evey episode he's in and its hilarious.

                                                                              • 258 Version purpose
                                                                                258 Version purpose  3 weeks back


                                                                                • Super SxM
                                                                                  Super SxM  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Hi, I’m penny, I smoke butter, it is addictive, I have been going for 14 years

                                                                                  • ilikebanana521
                                                                                    ilikebanana521  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I dont like how the professional chefs act in EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE

                                                                                    • Richard C
                                                                                      Richard C  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Me: "Hey kids, we're gonna make home-made chocolate chip cookies!"
                                                                                      My kids: "Yay!"
                                                                                      Me: "Now we're gotta let the dough rest for 24 hours."
                                                                                      My kids: "WhhhAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATT??!"

                                                                                      • Eli Myers
                                                                                        Eli Myers  3 weeks back

                                                                                        *Level 1:* I can't believe they let me on here, I don't even know how to cook 😅
                                                                                        *Level 2:* I'm a home cook who actually makes an effort
                                                                                        *Level 3:* i'M gOiNg tO sMoKe ThE bUtTeR

                                                                                        • Richard Nguyen
                                                                                          Richard Nguyen  3 weeks back

                                                                                          What kind of wood is used to smoke the butter?

                                                                                          • Elensila2718
                                                                                            Elensila2718  3 weeks back

                                                                                            This feels like the first “4 Levels of Chefs” video where the amateur is ACTUALLY an amateur who doesn’t really cook a lot. Every other one I’ve seen had people who are just a little too well-versed to be meaningfully considered “Level One”.

                                                                                            • Nyeer C.
                                                                                              Nyeer C.  3 weeks back

                                                                                              One more thing, where do I get the recipes from these series of videos?

                                                                                              • Nyeer C.
                                                                                                Nyeer C.  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Penny's cookies look great! But if I make that recipe I don't think I'll smoke the ingredients. I love Lorenzo's laugh; and Alina is adorable!