Good morning, everyone! I come to you with a pick-me-up since, well, it’s only Tuesday and I think it’s necessary. I volunteered to bake cookies for a classmate’s birthday today and wanted to let you in on the happiest chocolate chip cookie… ever.
My good friend, Reamonn, introduced me to these on my last day of work last summer. He baked them especially for me. Not only did I feel exceptionally special to have someone spend 24 hours baking me cookies but my life hasn’t been the same since… at least when it comes to chocolate chip cookies.
The recipe is from the New York Times. I haven’t adapted it because it’s far too good to mess with. Aside from the time, the biggest players involved are the 60% Cocoa Chocolate Disks and sea salt. (Side note: Ghiradelli 60% chocolate disks can be found at Whole Foods and some regular grocery stores.) Before you go grabbing the ingredients, be warned this recipe takes a full 24 hours to come to it’s full amazingness. To go along with the recipe, there is also an article on the science behind this cookie which explains why you have to wait 24 hours between making the cookie dough and baking the cookies! This is the only science I’ve ever found interesting… the kind that involves chocolate chip cookies.
I started off by blending together a whole lot of butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. These are no diet cookies, ladies… but they’re worth it.
Then, I sifted the dry ingredients together: cake flour, bread flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
I slowly mixed the flour mixture into the wet ingredients,
added the chocolate chips and then… waited. Ok, I’m lying. I actually tried baking a batch right away to see if the 24 hour wait was really necessary. Guess what, it’s worth the wait. The cookies I baked right away were a little on the greasy side and not the least bit chewy.
So last night I pulled the cookie dough out of the refrigerator after it had sat for a full 24 hours. After letting it soften a bit, I plopped down tablespoons full onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
and right before I put them into the oven, I sprinkled them with a little sea salt. Yes, do it. They baked for 11 minutes, though the recipe says 12…
I wish you could taste them because they’re seriously life-changing. Bake these immediately.
Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe?
Well, I’m off to class with my cookies in hand! You’d think after 4 last night I’d be tired of them but no, I can’t wait to have more.
Hope you have a great day!