"Sometimes, the most simple things in life are the hardest to find." This happens to be true when it comes to my obsession with desserts. I have been searching for a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe for awhile now and found a pretty good one in the process.
Even though the only thing that is simple about this recipe is the cookie itself, the end result is delicious and totally worth it. The recipe is long and makes a ton of batter! However, it is a great cookie for holidays, events or large families! I made about 3 dozen cookies, when all said and done. My employees loved them and so did I, with a cold glass of milk!
This would be adorable in a cute holiday tin or for Santa's treats!!
**Recipe recommends the batter to sit for 24 hrs. before being baked.
2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt (I used kosher 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 natural vanilla extract
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into chunks
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, grated
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
Using a stand alone mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until very light, about 4-5. 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. Stir all chocolate into dough (I recommend a strong spoon (wood/bamboo)). 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.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking mat.
Bake for 8-10 mins. Depending on your elevation, your baking time will differ. I, also, do not like hard cookies. The gooier the better!! :)
Pour yourself an ice cold glass of milk and ENJOY!!