Monday, February 25, 2008

New Recipe for the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

You may remember a post I made last year about chocolate chip cookies. Those were great cookies, but after watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay the other day I was inspired to make something better. Of course, the bakery cookie recipe was not listed on the episode page so I googled it. Whatever did we do before Google???? Below is what I found on someone's cooking blog. There was extensive debate and testing of the recipe before I found it so all of the kinks were already worked out for me. This afternoon I baked a batch, and they are seriously good cookies. My husband announced that I am not allowed to bake any other kind of chocolate chip cookie ever again.

8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp.
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups AP flour
3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
12 ounces (2 cups) good quality semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts/pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle, cream together butter and sugars until well-blended and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until well-incorporated, then add flour, salt, and baking soda, and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips and nuts.

Transfer dough to clean work surface and divide into 12 equal portions. Place each on sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake in oven 20 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Let cool on rack and store in airtight container.

Notes: For Smaller cookies (4 oz. or 1/4 cup) 15-17 minutes @ 350.

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