quite lovely chocolate chip cookies.
as of today i now have two jobs. one at the sandwich shop and one at the gap. food and retail. hopefully i will still have time to bake and paint. i found this recipe on tasteologie and originates from cook’s illustrated. it claims to be the perfect chocolate chip cookie. which everyone claims to have. but i think this actually is. cook’s illustrated is like food scientists. you can watch them here, which is something i will totally be doing all summer.
today i felt like measuring all the ingredients first. i put them in these adorable glass measuring cups. like on martha stewart. so whisk together 1 3/4 cup of flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl. then you can measure everything else if you like. 1/2 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar. and then 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. and 1 whole egg and 1 yolk. And then finally 1 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. now everything is neat and tidy.
oh and you also should have 14 tablespoons of unsalted butter. this is one part i failed. take 10 of the 14 tablespoons and melt in a pan on the stove. and then brown the butter until it is golden brown and smells like nuts. obviously, my butter did not turn brown, it is still yellow. and then you pour the brown butter into a bowl and add the remaining 4 tablespoons and stir until melted.
whisk in the salt, sugars, and vanilla. it looks like this. and then whisk in the egg plus yolk. for approximately 30 seconds. and then stop and don’t touch it for three minutes.
repeat the whisk for thirty and stop for three. and then repeat it again. a total of two repetitions. it should look super shiny and glossy. like this.
mix in the flour-baking soda mixture until it is one with the butter-sugars-salt-vanilla-egg plus yolk mixture. add your chocolate chips. and then you will most likely want to scoop them with a scoop on cookie sheets with parchment. only put about 8 per sheet because it lets them bake better.
my cat loves butter.
set the oven to 350 and bake for about 10-15 minutes rotating halfway. my oven took 15. it’s supposed to make 16, but i guess i had a smaller scoop, so mine was about 24.
it’s like crisp and chewy. basically perfect. perfect chocolate chip cookies.