Boston Baking: Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
March 20th, 2016

So after reading a couple of awesome posts about the science of baking the best chocolate chip cookies, and a more shortened detail article about it, here, I set out on a quest to find my sweet spot when it comes to making chocolate chip cookies. I discovered my go-to recipe that results in soft, not too chewy, not crunchy, dark chocolate chip cookies, and the key is in bread flour, which is more glutinous than regular all-purpose, and results in doughier cookies. I can eat these things any time, and one of the best things to do is to make a batch of dough, roll them out into dough balls, and then freeze them! Then bake fresh warm cookies on demand whenever you want a couple! One of the reasons I wanted to justify getting a toaster oven was so I could have cookies on demand without preheating a large oven…but alas, I am still toaster-oven-less and preheat the whole oven to make four cookies for my roommate and I…but it’s totally worth it :]

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1.25 cup all-purpose flour (½ cup all-purpose & ¾ cup bread flour preferred)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Add egg, beating well after addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop tablespoons onto baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 9 – 11 minutes.

Note: To get neater looking cookies that have some nice chips on top, rather than all covered and hidden in the dough, add chips to the top after about half the baking time. So after baking for about 6 minutes, quickly press in 3 – 5 chips per cookie, and then bake for another 5 minutes or so. If coming from frozen, bake for 8 minutes before adding additional chips.

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