Friday, April 3, 2015

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie EVER

I grew up on Toll-House cookies, and remember many happy days arriving home to a batch fresh from the oven. I still like them but I am always looking for the "next best" cookie. That may be obvious because I frequently feature cookie recipes here, like the Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookie, Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies or The Ritz Carleton Chocolate Chip Cookie among a few. 

I like my cookies filled with chocolate and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and I do not like them flat!

These cookies fit that criteria and more. They are simply the best cookies I have ever made!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie

1 cup salted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspnns coarse sea salt
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
7 ounces of 65% dark chocolate chips chopped into pieces
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips


In a bowl whisk flour, baking soda, and baking powder, set aside. Cream the butter and sugars in a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated. Stop mixer and use a spatula to get the stuff off the bottom of the bowl. 

Turn mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture, mix on low until incorporated. 

Add the chopped chocolate and chocolate chips and store until evenly distributed.

Cover dough and refrigerate overnight. 

When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350. Using an ice cream scoop, portion out cookies onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silphat. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until brown on the edges and a light brown on top. They will look a little underdone. Let sit on pan to cool as they will bake a little more while cooling. Then remove to a rack to cool a bit more. Or eat while still warm. 

I found that when the dough is very cold they take at least 12 minutes in my oven. 

Note: People like their cookies at different levels of "doneness".  Bake your cookies to the way that you like them. 

I hope you try these cookies! I think you will love them!


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Since this is the best cookie ever, It will be the cookie I make this week. I will let you know how it turns out.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It is a very good cookie!