I think everyone is always on the search for the best chocolate chip cookies.
I know I can not say these are the best C.C.C. ever because everyone has different criteria. These hit mine dead on. Buttery, thick, chewy, rich, lots of chocolate... so good. The only draw back about them is letting the dough chill. That is why I had not made them before now. If I want cookies I make them and in 20 minutes I want to be eating them right out of the oven. Call me impatient, but I thought these might be worth the wait. They totally are. I will be making them again in a hurry! The melted butter gives it a different flavor almost butterscotch... but that is why they have to be chilled complety.
These are from Alton Brown, he is a food genius... I know whatever that man cooks up is good eats and I trust him with my cookies...
The Chewy (from Alton Brown)
2 sticks unsalted butter
2¼ cups bread flour (if you do not have bread flour, you can use AP just use 1/4 more)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup white sugar
1¼ cups brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Ice cream scooper (#20 disher, to be exact)
Heat oven to 375F.
Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
Pour the melted butter in the mixer’s work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough,(like a few hours it has to be very cool when using melted butter). Then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Some of my notes about the cookie they were a bit greasy at first, but once they cooled it was like heaven I literally ate so many of them I am ashamed to say how many and I honestly lost count. Yeah that good.