Thursday, July 14, 2011

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've been on the search for the best chocolate chip cookies and these are definitely some of the best out there. At least my taste buds think so! They have the perfect crispy outside, and soft inside! 
From | New York Times
Yield | 1 1/2 dozen 5-inch cookies.

Ingredients
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 pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 pounds bittersweet disks or chips, at least 60 percent cacao content
*Sea salt

Directions
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  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.

Notes:
You may bake cookies smaller than 3 1/2 oz, for about 12 minutes
You can also use semi sweet or milk chocolate chips!
If you don't like the hint of salt to your cookies use table salt. 
Refrigerating the dough is a must, but it is worth the end result.

3 comments:

Jennifer Zuri said...

I've found that recipes calling for a greater amount of brown sugar than white sugar results in a better tasting cookie with a better texture.

BridgetB86 said...

Yes! You are right about that one :)

glutinous pig said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe Bridgyy!!! I am ur #1 Fan! Cannot wait to try this yummy recipe!

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