Monday, May 6, 2013

"The Best" Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER

Good morning! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was busy, but a lot of fun. Now I am getting ready for a crazy week, so if you do not hear from me you will know why.


I love baking when I have guests, and I always experiment on them when they are here. This week before they arrived,  I made the dough for what is supposed to be "The Best" Chocolate Cookie Dough on the planet, and perhaps beyond. The only bad part is that you must have a little patience because the secret to the cookies is letting the dough sit  in the refrigerator for 36 hours before you use it, to let the flavors meld.



I have made a recipe similar before and frankly I could not taste a difference, but this recipe is fabulous! I could have eaten the entire bowl of dough before it made it to the refrigerator.

The cookies are crunchy on the outside, almost caramelized, soft on the inside, and bursting with bittersweet chocolate. Delicious!



"The Best" Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe from For Your For Me by Kate Miss

Ingredients

2 cups minus 2 tablespoons cake flour
12/3 cups all purpose flour
11/4 tsp. baking soda
11/2 tsp. baking powder
11/2 tsp. kosher salt
21/2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
11/4 cups light brown sugar
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
11/4 lbs of Ghiradelli 60% cocoa chips

Directions:

Combine flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl, mix well, set aside.

In an electric mixer preferably fitted with a paddle, cream butter, and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and mix well after each one. Then mix in vanilla. Turn off mixer and with a spatula, scrape the side and bottom to be sure that everything is Incorporated. Turn mixer on low, ad the flour/dry ingredients slowly, mix until just combined. DO NOT TURN the mixer on higher than low, or you will have flour all over your kitchen. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.

Press plastic wrap against the dough and then cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for 36 hours.

When ready to use, heat over to 375, line cookie sheets with Silphat or parchment paper, and using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough into balls and place on sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown but still soft. Remove cookies from oven let sit on sheet for 10 minutes and then cool on cooling rack.

Repeat with remaining dough or you can refrigerate the dough and use as you wish. Not recommended to keep longer than 72 hours in refrigerator. You could scoop into balls and freeze to have some for a later date.




What did you bake, cook or make this weekend? Did you read anything particularly interesting? Or find any wonderful treasures? I found many things but I think my favorite was the painting that I showed you yesterday.

I hope you have a fabulous week!

16 comments:

  1. They look so good, how many cookies do you think you got from that mix?

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    1. At least 20 so far and I still have some ough left.

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  2. WOW! You are a master baker, Elizabeth! I used to bake a lot, but time just doesn't allow...I did however, try something new this weekend: KALE! teehee....not in the same league as chocolate chip cookies, but it was WONDERFUL all blended up with berrys, flax seeds and a bit of banana. OFF TO WORK NOW...

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    1. Hello dear girl! You are always so healthy! I try but once a week I do bake, and have one piece nd give the rest away. I hope you have a great week.

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  3. Those look sooo good but will have to wait until well after I have reached my diet goal, I have no willpower around anything chocolate and love a good chewy cookie and ice cold milk..yum!

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    1. Tina, you are a rock! Although I am sure walking in your fabulous loser each day is a great incentive, I seem to remember that you said you has from size 2/4 to 8? I cannot remember but I am sure ou have some wonderful outfits. Keep up the fabulous work!

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  4. These look divine! I love baking but right now I am dieting and trying hard not to bake any goodies that won't be leaving my house immediately. The milk in the bottle with the cookies even looks good (and I don't like milk)! Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!! xoxo

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    1. Sandy I hope you have a great week! I think I am the only one who gave up dieting. I hope you try the cookies!

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  5. Oh I love a good chocolate chip cookie. I think it may be my favorite. Add a little vanilla ice cream....ummmm.

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  6. Hi Elizabeth, Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  7. These look great! My girls are coming home from college soon and these will definitely be on the menu!

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