THE Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ok, it’s the Valentines day, but for me it’s probably just any regular tuesdays, or the one where uefa is starting this year. You’ve got it right, no valentines this year again. boo hoo.

So for all you singles out there, don’t be feeling sucky and jealous or whatever nots (at least you’re not the one burning a huge hole in your pocket) here’s something worthy and you WILL LOVE IT; it’s THE ultimate chocolate chip cookie. Published in The New York Times, adapted from Jaques Torres, it’s the one that i think everyone should have a try. They say it’s about finding Mr Right, I have found it, but it just came in a form of a 5 inch cookie and we can share 😉

Winning the best of both, the large palm size cookie contains both slight chewy texture (in the centre) and crispy crunchy texture (on the sides. It IS a filling cookie, really. Everyone in my household loved it, even my dad. As I’m typing this, I feel like making another batch. Hehe

Key notes to this cookie, leaving it to age in the fridge for at least 24 hours, using Valrhona chocolate disks, topping with fleur de sel just right before baking.

Shirley O. Corriher, author of “CookWise” (William Morrow, 1997), a book about science in the kitchen. “What he’s doing is brilliant. He’s allowing the dough and other ingredients to fully soak up the liquid — in this case, the eggs — in order to get a drier and firmer dough, which bakes to a better consistency.”

 

NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookie

(makes about 18 pcs)

270g cake flour (low protein flour)

200g bread flour(high protein flour)

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt

300g unsalted butter

150 light brown sugar

150g granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp natural vanilla extract

500g Valrhona chocolate disks or fèves, at least 60 percent cacao content (you can use Manjari or Guanaja)

Fleur de sel or sea salt

Method

1. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. set aside

2. Cream butter, brown sugar and caster sugar till very light (abt 5 mins)

3. Add in eggs 1 at a time. Stir in vanilla. Change to low speed and gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix till just combined. (Key is not to overmix)

4. Incorporate the chocolate disks (not necessary to cut the disks, as you want the big melting chocolate disk when it bakes)

5. Press dough into a container and cover with a plastic wrap and let it chill in the fridge for at least 24, to 36 hours. Dough can be used in batches, for up to 72 hours.

6. When ready, preheat oven to 170 C and line tray with parchment or silpat. Scoop about 90-100g dough and place on baking sheet. Sprinkle sea salt / fleur de sel on top and bake till golden brown but still soft (about 18 minutes) Continue till the dough has finished, or use however much you like. Keep the remaining in the fridge for “another day”

7. Eat warm.

Well, really it’s not a chocolate CHIP cookie, it’s more like chocolate disk cookie 😉

 

11 Comments

11 Comments on THE Chocolate Chip Cookie

  1. Palm size choc chip cookies!!! I iz gone to heaven and back. BTW, what’s the calculator there for? 😛

  2. Swee San says:

    haha cause the original recipe was in ounces, cups etc.. and i made double batch 😛

  3. wendyywy says:

    you asked ur niece to pose her fingers there is it?

    BTW, when you said this is THE choc chip cookie, it’s must be THE one.
    I’ve got loads of choc chips in my drawers…… need to get my butt moving when the girls stop coughing

  4. Swee San says:

    There were actually a few pics with her finger.. the 1st one tho, she really did it herself cause she couldn’t wait. 😛

    Noooo not any chocoalte chip will work. please use the big disk / button ones .. not the kecik kecik choc chip..

  5. Su-yin says:

    Ah I made these and liked them! I didn’t make them into huge cookies though, suspect they’d have been even better in the right size..

  6. lena says:

    you sounded this is really your ultimate choc chip cookies recipe. dont know why when i come to your blog , i think of your puppies now. so did the mother retriever get to eat these cookies or not?

  7. FiSh says:

    aww these cookies are really addictive after the first bite 😛

    Latest: Look out for the Haven!

  8. wendyywy says:

    What if I have a block of 72% couverture. Can I use it in place of the disks? Like chopping huge chunks of the 72%?

  9. What lovely chocolate chips you have made! I have something to share with you at my blog, do drop by to pick up an award that I would like to share with you 🙂

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