Yesterday I made THE BEST, seriously best gourmet chocolate chip cookies ever. These are very different than just a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe. They will please the most distinguished of palettes. You’ve got to try them, your family and friends will rave about these cookies, and your baking skills.
Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 2 cups minus 2 Tbsp. cake flour
- 1 2/3 cups bread flour
- 1 ¼ tsp. baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- 2 ½ sticks (1 ¼ cups) unsalted butter, room temp
- 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar
- 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temp
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 packages bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks, such as Ghirardelli
- Sea salt or kosher salt for garnishing
Although you can bake these cookies right away at 350° F. for 15 – 20 minutes (for a 3 oz large cookie, or an ice cream scoop size), they are best if allowed to set in the refrigerator 24-36 hours before cooking. Alternatively, you could bake a sheet of them right away, then chill the remaining dough to bake more a day or two later. This recipe also freezes well.
In a bowl combine the dry ingredients together and stir. Using a heavy duty mixer, blend the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3- 5 minutes.
Add the eggs, one at a time, blending well in between additions. Add the vanilla and blend. Next add the dry ingredients, blending until just mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will be very thick.
For best results, make large cookies, 6 to a cookie sheet. Sprinkle a little sea salt on top of the individual cookies before baking.
When baking use parchment paper or a baking liner on your cookie sheet. When done, place the baking liner with the cookies, on top of wire cooling racks and allow to cool about 15 minutes. Then, remove them from the baking liner to cool completely on the wire racks.
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I hope you enjoy baking this gourmet chocolate chip cookie recipe. I know those you serve these to will enjoy eating them.
Until next time,
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