World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adapted from There’s a Chef in My Soup!, by Emeril Lagasse. The recipe can also be found at

  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks butter), at room temperature 
  • 3/4 cup granulated white cane sugar (regular, processed sugar)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (plus I add 2 extra tablespoons flour to prevent spreading)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350-F (Convection setting, if possible). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put the butter and sugars in a stand mixer or mixing bowl. Cream together using the paddle attachment on medium-speed, a handheld electric whisk, or a wooden spoon for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the vanilla and egg; mix for about 2 minutes. 
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  5. Add the flour to the batter; mix on low speed just until the batter is just combined.
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop about 3 tablespoons of dough and place on a baking sheet (or weigh them at about 55 grams each).
  8. Place on baking sheet with plenty of room in between. 
  9. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  10. Remove the cookies from the cooking sheet as soon as they are set. Allow to complete cooling on a rack.

Recipe by Jacques Torres

Great recipe for a big batch of big cookies. Next time I won’t use the cake flour because they came out too tender.

  • YIELD: 1 1/2 dozen 5-inch cookies
  • TIME: 45 minutes, plus 24-36 hours of chilling
    • 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons cake flour (8 1/2 ounces) This makes the cookies very tender. Use all purpose for sturdier, traditional cookies).
    • 1 ⅔ cups bread flour (8 1/2 ounces)
    • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt
    • 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter (2 1/2 sticks)
    • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar (10 ounces)
    • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (8 ounces)
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
    • 1 ¼ pounds bittersweet chocolate disks or fèves, at least 60 percent cacao content (see note)
    • Sea salt
  • 1/2 recipe:
    • 4 1/4 oz cake flour (this makes the cookies very tender. Use all purpose for sturdier, traditional cookies)
    • 4 1/4 oz bread flour
    • 1/2 + 1/8 teaspoons baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoons coarse salt
    • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/4 sticks)
    • 1/2 cup + 2 T light brown sugar (5 ounces)
    • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (4 ounces)
    • 1 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
    • 10 pz bittersweet chocolate disks or fèves, at least 60 percent cacao content (see note)
    •  Sea salt
  • Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
    1. Using a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until very light, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients and mix until just combined, 5 to 10 seconds. Drop chocolate pieces in and incorporate them without breaking them. Press plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours.
    2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Set aside.
    3. Scoop 6 3 1/2-ounce mounds of dough (the size of generous golf balls) onto baking sheet, making sure to turn horizontally any chocolate pieces that are poking up; it will make for a more attractive cookie. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown but still soft, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack for 10 minutes, then slip cookies onto another rack to cool a bit more. Repeat with remaining dough, or reserve dough, refrigerated, for baking remaining batches the next day. Eat warm, with a big napkin.

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe from Ravneet Gill Adapted by Charlotte Druckman

This is an untested recipe

  • YIELD: 14 cookies
  • TIME: 30 minutes, plus 12 hours of chilling
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons/140 grams unsalted butter (1 1/4 sticks), softened
  • Scant 3/4 cup/140 grams dark brown sugar
  •  cup/110 grams superfine sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons/250 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon Maldon sea salt (or kosher salt)
  • 6 ounces/170 grams dark (bittersweet) chocolate, chopped into large chunks
  1. Put the butter and both sugars in a stand mixer or mixing bowl. Cream together using a paddle attachment on medium speed, a handheld electric whisk or a wooden spoon for 1 to 2 minutes until paler but not fluffy. (Do not mix for too long; if you beat the mixture until super light and fluffy, that will cause the cookie to deflate later when cooking.)
  2. Add the egg and beat over medium speed until evenly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (all the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt), then fold into the butter mixture using a rubber spatula until combined.
  4. Add the chopped chocolate and fold into the dough until evenly distributed.
  5. Immediately scoop out heaping 1/4-cup portions (about 60 grams), roll into balls and place on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 12 hours. (If space is tight, you can condense them on one sheet before refrigerating then redistribute among two sheets before baking.)
  6. The next day, heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Make sure the dough balls are evenly spaced out among two baking sheets, as they will spread. Bake the cookies for 13 minutes (or 15 minutes if baking from frozen), until the cookies are puffed and golden at the edges. You want the middle to be ever so slightly not-quite set.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet; they will continue firming up as they cool. Once cooled, eat! (These cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days. The balls of dough will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge or 2 weeks in the freezer.)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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