Hi Bold Bakers!
As a pastry chef for years, I know a thing or two about cookies so I’m excited to share with you how to make the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies. Move over Toll House and Mrs. Fields, the Bigger Bolder King of all Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes is here, and it is here to stay! Follow my recipe and my Bold Baking Tips below for your new favorite chocolate chip cookies.
Brown to White Sugar Ratio
What makes these the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, you might ask? First of all this recipe perfectly combines the magic ratio of brown to white sugar. While this seems like a small detail it makes a huge difference in the texture of the cookie. The brown sugar makes it crispy on the edges with a caramel scent while the white sugar provides that sweet gooey middle.
Serious Chocolate Chunkage
The next thing that makes this the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is obviously the chocolate. Normal cookie recipes are 80% cookie dough to 20% chocolate chips but my recipe is all about the chocolate chunkage. These chocolate chunks along with 2 rich eggs, 1 cup of butter and of course the brown and white sugar really do take these cookies to the next level.
Timing is Everything
Last but not least, my recipe calls for 1/4 cup of dough in each cookie and bakes for exactly 12 minutes. This means the cookies are ooey-gooey on the inside, crisp on the outside, and with perfect pockets of melted chocolate chunks.
Honestly, just writing this is making my mouth water. These are the ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies and I cannot wait to hear what you Bold Bakers think!
- 1 cup (8 oz/240g) butter
- 1¼ cups (7½oz/225g) light brown sugar
- ¾ cup (6oz/180g) white granulated/caster sugar
- 2½ cups (12½oz/375g) all-purpose flour/plain flour
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 large eggs*
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 2 cups (12oz/360g) bittersweet chocolate chunks
- Whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl melt the butter. Add in both white and brown sugars and whisk vigorously for about 1 minute.
- Whisk in one egg to the sugar-butter mixture, stirring until it's fully mixed in. Scrape the sides of the bowl with your spatula.
- Whisk in the second egg and the vanilla and scrape the sides of bowl again.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir with the spatula to fully combine. Make sure you've scraped the bottom of the bowl and there are no streaks of dry ingredients left. Stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will be soft but DON'T add more flour. It needs to be chilled now to firm up.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Chill the dough for a minimum of 1 hour. This will make it easier to scoop and you cookies will keep their shape better while baking. (This dough can be made and kept in the fridge for 7 days. The dough also freezes really well)
- Scoop 14 balls of cookie dough (1/4 cup/100g each) and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Leave some space between the cookies as they spread out during baking.
- Bake the cookies at 375oF (190oC) for 12 minutes, or until the edges are set and the cookie is beginning to turn golden brown throughout, but still doughie in the middle. It is really important you don't over bake these cookies otherwise the won't be soft in the middle.
- Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. #
- The raw dough can be frozen for up to 8 weeks.
If you don't have Brown Sugar you can easily make it at home.
Bittersweet chocolate is about 70% cocoa solids. You will find this information on the label of a good chocolate bar.
*Aging the dough: Make and store the dough in the fridge for up to 7 days. The flavor and texture will just get better over time.
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