This has got to be the BEST cookie recipe I have ever made, repeatedly and has never failed me once. True Story.
I have encountered a lot of cookie recipes in the past, some are true to what they say and come out good, but this one in particular is my perfect match. Based on Jacques Torres' Chocolate Cookie Recipe, try it and you're never looking back. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating a little, but these are some really tasty treats.
These are fairly small cookies. I usually make them about 2 oz a peice but this time I tried to make it in to little nibblers. Looks more fun to eat rather than a jumbo cookie. At least for me.
I noticed that the kind of chocolate I use with my cookies play a huge huge role in how they come out. So I make it a point I use quality. Couverture it is. Expensive but perfect. And I do not suggest using ready made chocolate chips for this recipe. I find that callets or a block chopped up makes the chocolate marble away with the cookie, which makes the cookie even more melt in your mouth goodness.
Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
Makes about 4 doz 2 oz cookies
1 pound unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour
3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and chocolate; mix until well combined.
- Using a 4 oz scoop for larger cookies or a 2 oz scoop for smaller cookies, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 18 minutes for larger cookies and about 12minutes for smaller cookies.
- Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.