Monday, May 24, 2010

One Fine Chocolate Chip Cookie! Jacques Torres' Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am always on the lookout for good chocolate chip cookie recipes and I subscribe to Martha Stewart's "Cookie of The Day" newsletter.  I have found SO many good recipes from her website! Most are not "jump up and down saying yummy" good enough to post about but I have to say that I think these are worth a post! I made them yesterday without the expectation that they would be anything that special - I mean, how much different can a chocolate chip cookie recipe be after one tries a bunch of them! Both DH and I were most pleasantly surprised. I should note that I did not have Jacque Torres chocolate on hand  (I'd never heard of it as a brand) so I used always on hand Toll House chips.

Also I considered making a double batch because I wanted enough to be able to take a bunch into work this week too. I used a large tablespoon sized cookie scoop - I think that this would be more like the one ounce scoop that is mentioned in the instructions. I am glad that I elected to only make one recipe's worth - my Kitchen Aid mixer could not have managed more than a single. As it was the mixer shuddered a bit.  Here you go! Try them at your peril - they are addictive! Thank you Martha Stewart for keeping my cookie jar full! You can also click on the link I added to take you to the Martha Stewart page - and you could print from there if you prefer!


Makes twenty-six 5-inch cookies or 8 1/2 dozen 1 1/4-inch cookies
  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds Jacques Torres House (60 percent cocoa) Chocolate or other best-quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and chocolate; mix until well combined.
  3. Using a 4-ounce scoop for larger cookies or a 1-ounce scoop for smaller cookies, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 20 minutes for larger cookies and about 15 minutes for smaller cookies. Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


WildmanDesigns said...

OK. Now I have another reason to like you, my online friend. :-) I, too, have been on a quest to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. (It is my hands-down, most favorite cookie of all time!!!)

Can't wait to try this one. I have some Guittard chocolate morsels on hand. I think they taste much better than Nestle's. You should try them some time. I also like Ghiradelli's 70% dark chocolate morsels. Haven't heard of the ones you mentioned.

Kate said...

Wow, Marie! A cookie recipe every day? I'm afriad I'd look like a blimp, because I have a hard time turning down freshly baked cookies, and they'd all look good to me. But I'll definitely try this one. Thanks!

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