Do you want to know the trick to this recipe? Chilling the dough. For at least 36 hours. Yes, you read that right. Chill the dough for almost 2 days!!!! What is wrong with these people? Don't they know cookie dough is meant to be eaten raw by the spoonful?? Immediately after mixing? Well, i'm here to tell you...it's well worth the wait.
Don't get me wrong, the dough was fantastic. But the cookies? Amazing. I know I say that about alot of recipes I post on this blog, but these are hands down the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten. And when I was younger, we stopped at Mrs. Fields Cookie shop in the mall ALOT and these are even better than those!
I used chocolate chips for this batch shown, but I made another batch using a big fat chocolate bar from Trader Joe's that I chopped up. I loved the big chunks of chocolate. If you're going to try this recipe, so with the big chopped up chocolate bar. Yum-O. The only thing I did not do is sprinkle the cookies with sea salt.
I made these for co-workers to thank them for donating to my Avon Walk (remember this post?) and received many compliments. If I can plan ahead, this is definitely my go-to CCC recipe from now on!!!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Jacques Torres, recipe from the NY Times
Time: 45 minutes (for 1 6-cookie batch), plus at least 24 hours’ chilling
2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
1 1/4 pounds bittersweet chocolate disks, at least 60 percent cacao content
1. Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
2. Using a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until very light, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients and mix until just combined, 5 to 10 seconds. Drop chocolate pieces in and incorporate them without breaking them. Press plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours.
3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Set aside.
4. Scoop 6 3 1/2-ounce mounds of dough (the size of generous golf balls) onto baking sheet, making sure to turn horizontally any chocolate pieces that are poking up; it will make for a more attractive cookie. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown but still soft, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack for 10 minutes, then slip cookies onto another rack to cool a bit more. Repeat with remaining dough, or reserve dough, refrigerated, for baking remaining batches the next day. Eat warm, with a big napkin.
Yield: 1 1/2 dozen 5-inch cookies.
I hope you try these cookies, they are amazing!!! Thanks for stopping by today!