Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Big (and Best) Chocolate Chip Cookies

My new favourite chocolate chip cookies:


I thought I had already found the perfect chocolate chip cookies, but I was wrong.  So, so wrong.


These new ones, made for my birthday in addition to the copycat Momofuku cookies, blew the others away.  They bake up perfectly, and they're the ideal texture-- not quite cakey, and not too chewy.  The dough isn't too sweet and the semi-sweet chocolate complements it perfectly.  I cannot envision a better cookie.






Big Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
From My Baking Addiction



Ingredients
1 cup cold and cubed unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon table or fine sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups good quality semisweet chocolate chips or chunks (I did half milk and half semi-sweet)
Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1. In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle, cream together butter and sugars until well blended and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mix in vanilla and beat until well incorporated.
2. Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips/chunks and nuts.
3. Transfer dough to clean work surface and gently mix dough by hand to ensure even distribution of ingredients.
4. Weigh out the dough into 4 ounce portions and gently roll into a ball. (I got ten 4 ounce cookies out of this dough).
4. Place each on sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake in the preheated oven 15-20 minutes depending on how gooey and rawish you like the interior, until very lightly browned, taking care not to overbake. I baked mine for 16 minutes, which seemed to be perfect in my oven.
5. Let cool on rack and store what you don’t immediately eat in an airtight container.



16 comments:

  1. Beautiful cookies...these would be perfect with my afternoon cup of tea!

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  2. wow....those cookies look so very very good!!
    I could certainly go for a big plateful!

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  3. YUUUUUUUM. I haven't had homemade choc chip cookies since I was a kid. these look insanely yummy right now

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  4. That's the thing about the perfect chocolate chip cookie, you never know when a more perfect one will come along. These look awfully good!

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  5. Monet: Thank you! and they would be perfect with tea, or coffee, or milk... or all the other cookies...

    Dennis: Thanks! I could go for another plateful ;)

    Shannon: You poor thing -- why haven't you had homemade cookies? I almost want to send you some!

    Lynn: So true! The quest for the perfect cookie never really ends

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  6. Ohh, Chocolate chip cookies and a cup of black coffee. Mmm. That is my favorite! You did a good job giving me sugar cravings :D

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  7. These are gorgeous, I have a great recipe but will have to try yours, very similar..do they stay soft, or are these a harder cookie? they look fabulous!~ congrats on Top 9

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  8. Defiantly big is best when it comes to cookies. I want them so bad right now. Being a cookie junkie I gotta make some of those big bad boys. Yummy

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  9. The same recipe is from the Bon Appetite cookbook. It's hands down my most favorite recipe for CC cookies! They are to die for.

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  10. Wow, I'm gonna go make those, thanks for sharing!

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  11. they look so plump and delicious, a childhood favorite only your cookies are so perfectly beautiful!

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  12. Linn, you gave me coffee cravings!

    Thanks, Pegasuslegend :) They stay quite soft for several days. I'm surprised I made it that long with them, though!

    I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, Sensiblecooking :)

    I'll have to check out that cookbook, Tara -- thanks!

    spcookie: You're welcome! Enjoy :)

    All cookies are beautiful neo-homesteading :P

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  13. These taste great but why do you start with cold butter for creaming w/ sugar. Takes longer to cream. Thanks!

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  14. These cookies look soooo yummy! I love how fluffy they are. I would very much like to try a sample. :D

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  15. You had me at the best choc. chip cookie ever....but then add 'momofuko' and I'm in heaven!
    I've been getting very flat choc. chip cookies. Your's differ in the added sugar, flour and baking soda. I can't wait to try it out!

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  16. great love it---thanks dear

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