Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Supposedly the "Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie"

I found a "best" recipe for chocolate chip cookies and wanted to see if it really was the best. Joel's opinion is that it most definitely is. The flavor is excellent. Great texture..but my gripe is that it is only good fresh. Next day not so much..it is okay but not amazing like the chocolate rye cookie. But for a cookie that you are needing right now this is really yummy.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour (about 10 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar (7 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (3 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet or milk chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make sure an oven rack is in the center of the oven.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Either by hand or with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until well mixed. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla. Mix well until the batter has lightened slightly in color, about 2 minutes. Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips at the same time. Mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Form dough into tablespoonful-sized balls and place on parchment or silpat-lined cookie sheets. Frozen cookie dough can be stored for up to 2 months in the freezer.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until the edges are set and just lightly browned (keeping in mind that ovens can vary in temperature so use your best judgment). Don't overbake or else the cookies will be tough and hard. If baking frozen cookie dough, add 1 to 2 minutes onto the baking time. Store the baked cookies in an airtight container (or baked cookies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months).

Recipe Source: adapted from Cook’s Illustrated

1 comment:

Vicki said...

The best chocolate chip I ever had was from a friend who followed Paul Prudhommes Lori's Chocolate Chippers, or something like that, recipe out of his book. I should see if the book is still around. Your husband must feel quite lucky that you like to bake!