Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Search for the Great Chocolate Chip Cookie

So, I am completely obsessed with the newish website Pinterest. It's like making lists with pictures and I LOVE making lists. It's weird, I know, but it's my thing. 

You can find my picture boards here if you want to see what I'm so obsessed about.

And in addition to Pinterest taking up an ungodly amount of my free time while Luke is asleep, it has also led me to many amazing new recipes (and therefore I justify my addiction). 

Earlier in the week I attempted to make homemade Samoa (caramel de-lites) Girlscout Cookies. Unfortunately, this was an epic fail. So I'm going back to basics.

I feel it is the duty of all great moms to make amazing chocolate chip cookies. AND, despite my husband's ardent love for my current chocolate chip cookies, I feel they could be better. I feel like they are not yet the BEST.

Then whaddaya know, I'm perusing my new favorite site and up pops the chocolate chip cookie recipe the New York Times has hailed the best of the best. So here goes nothing. Lets see how we do!

The consensus?

My search is over.

They taste like heaven on steroids.

You would be remiss not to try them.

The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour (I used all purpose)
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 vanilla extract
1 1/4 pounds chocolate chips

Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.
Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy – about 5 minutes. Add eggs. Stir in vanilla. Reduce to low speed and add dry ingredients slowly, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for 24-36 hours (I am not a patient girl, I stuck them in the fridge for an hour tops). When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes (mine took 15-18 minutes, I made big cookies).

1 comment:

  1. I am headed downstairs to try and make them right now!! I'll let you know how they turn out!!Donna
    AKA Mrs. Jones!


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