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NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 1 day 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons 8 1/2 ounces cake flour
  • 1 2/3 cups 8 1/2 ounces bread flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups 10 ounces light brown sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons 8 ounces granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 pounds bittersweet chocolate disks or fèves at least 60 percent cacao content (see note)
  • Sea salt.

Instructions

  • Sift the flours , baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  • Using a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until very light, about 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Reduce the speed to low, and add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, about 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Drop chocolate pieces in and incorporate them without breaking them.
  • Press plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours.
  • Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours.
  • When you are ready to bake
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  • Scoop 6 3 1/2-ounce mounds of dough (the size of generous golf balls) onto baking sheet, making sure to turn horizontally any chocolate pieces that are poking up; it will make for a more attractive cookie.
  • Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown but still soft, 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Transfer sheet to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Repeat with remaining dough, or reserve dough, refrigerated, for baking remaining batches the next day.
Nutrition Facts
NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 398
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 54.6mg18%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 36.9g41%
Protein 8.7g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.