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How to Make Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I've tried dozens of variations on the chocolate chip cookie over the years, and this one is by far the best!

DISCLAIMER: This recipe was adapted from The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking & Pastry, by Bo Friberg. HLPERRY is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not always achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients.

Perfect chocolate chip cookies should be slightly underbaked so they stay soft and chewy  on the inside, and lightly cripsy on the outside. You can add chopped walnuts to these if you are so inclined - I left them out because my husband doesn't like them. I discovered this recipe in a pastry chef text book I received as a gift (from an aunt convinced I should get paid for this stuff). The text book is meant to be worked through in a cooking class with demonstrations, so there are not many pictures or visual explanations. I thought putting it into this format could be helpful, because the techniques described worked really well for me. In the past I've ended up with thick, doughy cookies or  too-crisp cookies, and these turned out just like they do at your favorite bakery.

Difficulty: Average
Yield: 48 cookies

INGREDIENTS:

9 ounces of unsalted butter, room temperature
6 ounces of light brown sugar
6 ounces of granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
13 ounces bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips

WHAT YOU'LL NEED (or what will make your life easier):

hand or stand mixer (dough hooks recommended but not necessary)
large mixing bowl
cutting board
sifter
wooden spoon
sheet pans
parchment paper
knife
spatula
cooling rack

Step 1: Step One: Cream the butter & sugar

Picture of Step One: Cream the butter & sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together, using the dough hook at medium speed (I've used regular mixer attachments with no problems). Add the eggs and vanilla.
 
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Yummy!!
ash11121 year ago
My partner and his friends love these cookies, I would say I do to but the time I finishing doing the washing up they r gone! thanks
hlperry (author)  ash11121 year ago
So glad you like them!
Phil Cyr1 year ago
Perfect cookies! These remind me of the cookies my mom makes. :)

Little note on the product photo. The last image looks like it was taken near a window with an overhead light on. The combination is causing the blue spots on the cookies. Turning off the overhead light and placing a white poster board to the left of the camera should get a more natural looking cookie.
hlperry (author)  Phil Cyr1 year ago
Thanks, Phil!
elewis031 year ago
These look great!
These do look perfect. :D