These cookies are adapted from the famous New York Times recipe that just happen to come from the one and only Jacques Torres- so you know they’re good! I didn’t want to buy any specialty ingredients (they call for bread flour and cake flour), so instead I used all-purpose flour and added cornstarch (aka homemade cake flour). I also thought that reducing granulated sugar to 1 cup instead of 1 cup +2 tablespoons and adding a bit more brown sugar was kind of a no-brainer. Who doesn’t love the flavor and texture that brown sugar gives to cookies?
Lastly, I upped the vanilla just a bit (I’m a sucker for some Madagascar Burbon Vanilla Extract) and swapped out the chocolate discs for semisweet chips and chopped bittersweet chocolate. Two very good, very delicious ideas. The cookies were studded with chips and flecked with chunks of chocolate and delicate shavings.
After I had the dough mixed up and my chocolate folded in, I placed the dough into an air-tight container and refrigerated it for 24 hours (for my chocolate chip M&M batch) and 72 hours for these cookies. The original recipe suggests at least 24 hours for optimal taste and texture, I think you could easily get away with 3. Just remember, the longer they chill, the more the flavor develops. When you’re ready to bake your cookies, scoop them, place them on lined baking sheets, sprinkle them with a pinch of sea salt (you’d be surprised by what a difference this makes) and toss them in the oven. Bake these little beauties until they’re golden brown on the edges and lightly golden brown in the centers (about 10-12 minutes).
When you eat one of these cookies they should be crisp on the outside (especially the edges) and chewy and soft in the centers. The chocolate should ooze out with each bite. They are heavenly people- so incredibly worth the wait! I hope you’ll give these bakery style chocolate chip cookies a try, they really are the best!
Crisp and chewy chocolate chip cookies studded with chocolate chips and flecked with chocolate chunks and shavings. These bakery style cookies are the best!
Original article and pictures take http://lifemadesimplebakes.com/2014/09/the-best-bakery-style-chocolate-chip-cookies/ site