Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fat Friday: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.....EVER!!!

To enter: Tell me what you love to have your chocolate chip cookies with: ice cream, milk, nothing?

America's Test Kitchen is the best cooking website ever. They have a show on Channel 10. Their recipes are 80 steps long (it seems) and every step is worth it!! Everything I have made off of there is the best. I have a few more I need to make: French Toast, Deep Dish Pizza, Waffles are my top 3 so far. Enough about what I need to do though!

These are toffee, crispy but soft, and just downright tasty

  • 1 3/4cups unbleached all-purpose flour (8 3/4 ounces)
  • 1/2teaspoon baking soda
  • 14tablespoons unsalted butter (1 3/4 sticks)
  • 1/2cup granulated sugar (3 1/2 ounces)
  • 3/4cups packed dark brown sugar (5 1/4 ounces) (see note)
  • 1teaspoon table salt
  • 2teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/4cups semisweet chocolate chips or chunks (see note)
  • 3/4cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted (optional)


  1. 1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 large (18- by 12-inch) baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.

  2. 2. Heat 10 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until melted, about 2 minutes. Continue cooking, swirling pan constantly until butter is dark golden brown and has nutty aroma, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and, using heatproof spatula, transfer browned butter to large heatproof bowl. Stir remaining 4 tablespoons butter into hot butter until completely melted.

  3. 3. Add both sugars, salt, and vanilla to bowl with butter and whisk until fully incorporated. Add egg and yolk and whisk until mixture is smooth with no sugar lumps remaining, about 30 seconds. Let mixture stand 3 minutes, then whisk for 30 seconds. Repeat process of resting and whisking 2 more times until mixture is thick, smooth, and shiny. Using rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture until just combined, about 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (if using), giving dough final stir to ensure no flour pockets remain.

  4. 4. Divide dough into 16 portions, each about 3 tablespoons (or use #24 cookie scoop). Arrange 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets, 8 dough balls per sheet. (Smaller baking sheets can be used, but will require 3 batches.)

  5. 5. Bake cookies 1 tray at a time until cookies are golden brown and still puffy, and edges have begun to set but centers are still soft, 10 to 14 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through baking. Transfer baking sheet to wire rack; cool cookies completely before serving.


Valerie said...


Valerie said...

Opps! Milk ...Totally!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I love the batter actually...I eat half the batter while baking and then don't have much of the actual cookies!!! :) But MILK, always milk!

Oh and on your comment about being the heart of the true...think how hard a heart has to cannot stop pumping feels endures. Just like a mother.

Jenn said...

I am a HUGE America's Test Kitchen fan! I'm pretty sure I had saved this recipe once, but I must had forgotten about it, because I never did try it. I will have to try these and see if they are better than the ones I just made! If you happen to try the ones I posted first let me know how they compare!


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