Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cook's Illustrated Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ultimate perfect chocolate chip cookie.

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Have you been searching for that perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe? Look no further my friends! 
I have the recipe for you! 
Cook's Illustrated Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
My dear friend Anna over at Crunchy Creamy Sweet had done a chocolate chip cookie series awhile back and had named these the winner of her series! 
She defiantly was right about these babies.. They have a nice crunchy ring around the edge and a perfectly chewy center!
These are perfect in my book!
Make sure to stop by Crunchy Creamy Sweet and check out all the other deliciousness Anna is making! Her pictures are deliciously divine!


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Brown 10 tablespoons butter in a small sized saucepan until butter is brown and nutty smelling. Swirl the pan as needed to evenly brown the butter. Remove from heat and add to large mixing bowl. Add remaining 4 tablespoons cold butter and mix until butter is melted.
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Add both sugars, vanilla and sea salt. Mix until blended.
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Combine whole egg and egg yolk. Whisk until thoroughly blended. Add egg to butter/sugar mixture and beat on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.
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Allow mixture to rest 3 minutes. Mix again for 30 seconds and repeat 3 minute rest. Repeat until batter becomes thick and pale.
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Add baking soda and mix for about 30 more seconds. Scrape down the sides of bowl.
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Add flour and chopped nuts (optional) and mix just until combined on low, Stir in chocolate chips until evenly combined.
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Drop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using a standard sized cookie scoop and bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are light brown and  starting to set but centers are still soft.
The original recipe called for larger cookies, for those directions make sure to read Anna's original post
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These are defiantly a favorite in our house and I'm sure they will be in yours too! 








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Cook's Illustrated Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
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Cook's Illustrated Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies adapted from Anna at Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Prep time: PT15M
Cook time: PT8M
Total time: PT23M
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 48 cookies
Ingredients
  • 14 tablespoons Cold Butter
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 whole Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Nuts, Chopped (Optional) (I like finely chopped almonds but pecans or walnuts are divine also.)
  • 1 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips, Good Quality
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan add 10 tablespoons butter and melt over medium heat until butter is brown and nutty smelling. Swirl the pan as needed to encourage butter to brown evenly. Remove from heat.
  3. Add browned butter to mixing bowl and add remaining 4 tablespoons cold butter cut into 1 tablespoon sized pieces.  Mix until butter is melted.
  4. Add both sugars, vanilla and sea salt. Mix until blended.
  5. Whisk whole egg with egg yolk and add to butter/sugar mixture. Beat on medium high speed 30 seconds. Let mixture rest 3 minutes.
  6. Repeat beating mixture for 30 seconds and resting for 3 minutes until mixture becomes thick and pale.
  7. Add baking soda and mix for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of bowl.
  8. Add flour and nuts if using. Mix on low speed just until combined.
  9. Stir in chocolate chips and scoop cookies using a standard sized cookie scoop onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2" apart.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are light brown and starting to set but centers are still soft.
  11. Allow cookies to cool about 1 minute before removing or until set enough to handle. Remove to a wire cooling rack.

2 comments:

  1. Oh how I love homemade chocolate chip cookies! I can't wait to try out this recipe. They look so chewy and good!!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  2. These do look quite perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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