Today I did something rather embarrassing. I wrote to my employer's catering company imploring them to give me their chocolate chip cookie recipe.
I know, but you don't understand how good their cookies are! They are some of the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted and if you know me at all, then you know that I have tried a lot of cookies. I'm a self-proclaimed chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. I am what I am.
Their cookies are thick, chewy, gooey in the middle with melted chocolate in every bite, but its structure is sturdy enough to not fall apart. They're simply the best, so I must obtain the recipe.
According to the cashiers in the cafeteria, there have been many requests for the recipe (all women, I'm sure), but each was denied. They actually laughed at me when I innocently inquired about their recipe. Clearly, they know they're on to something with these cookies. I refuse to accept the answer no, though, so I wrote the most compelling email I could possibly craft and sent it to the man behind the recipe. We'll see what happens!
Anyway, these cookies aren't quite at the level of awesomeness as the coveted cookies at work, but they're quite delicious nonetheless. I made them while I was visiting my family in Ohio over the weekend. I knew that they were a great recipe when my cousin, who has the pickiest palate everrrr, asked for seconds and thirds. He is a difficult one to please! Give them a shot my friends- you won't be disappointed.
Oh, and a big thanks to my wonderful aunt who let me play with her fancy DSLR camera and capture these pretty photos!
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg and 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat over to 325 degrees
In bowl of standing mixer, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy
While creaming sugars, whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl
Once butter and sugar is fully mixed, add eggs one at a time and beat until combined
Add in vanilla and beat until combined
Slowly add your dry ingredients and mix until just combined
Stir in chocolate chips
Roll a scant half cup of dough
Holding ball with finger tips of both hands, pull apart to equal halves, rotate 90 degrees, and with jagged sides facing up, place dough on prepared cookie sheets
Bake 11-14 minutes, or until edges become lightly browned (do not overbake)
Let cookies cool on cookie sheets before transferring to cooling rack
Source: Baking Illustrated
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