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Chocolate Chip Cookies on a black chalk plate

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Le Cordon Bleu Recipe

Steven Pennington
Best chocolate chip cookie recipe on earth
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 7 mins
Baking Time 12 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American Classic, Classic French
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 187 kcal

Suggested Equipment

KitchenAid
Flour Sifter
Digital Scale
Cookie Sheet

Ingredients
 
 

Measurements - Convert To Metric Above

  • 2 ¼ cups Pastry Flour / Yes you can use AP-Flour, yet cookie texture will be denser
  • 1 ½ sticks Butter
  • 3 Eggs / 2 whole eggs + extra yolk
  • ¾ cup Fine White Sugar
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract / yes 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 ¼ cups Chocolate Chips / mix of semi-bitter & milk chocolate
  • ½ cup Walnuts / optional
  • teaspoon Nutmeg / optional

Instructions
 

Making The Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Begin by creaming the butter, sugar, and eggs together. Using a KitchenAid mixer with the paddle attachment works best.
    Chef Tip: creaming the butter and sugar together takes longer than just mixing them together. You need to do this for at least 3 minutes. Some say long enough for the mixing bowl to get warm (not necessary) the sugar hydrates and softens in texture. The mix will lighten in color.
  • Then add in the vanilla, not before. 1 tablespoon
  • Next, take the pastry flour (see the instruction in the above article to make your own pastry flour), add salt, and baking soda and sift them. Please make sure you sift your dry ingredients. There is always a small section that doesn't get mixed correctly when you skip sifting. No one wants to eat raw flour.
  • Then add the sifted dry to the wet ingredients. Mix in ⅓ of the pastry flour at a time. After ⅔rds of the pastry flour is added, go ahead and add in the chocolate chips. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the mixing bowl to incorporate all of the ingredients. Please add more chocolate chips if you wish.
  • Chef Tip: To ensure your cookies turn out great, Do NOT over mix once the pastry flour has been added. Just like when making biscuits. The longer you work the cookie dough the tougher the cookies become. #glutendevelopment
  • Place the cookie dough in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. Longer is better if you enjoy a taller, thicker cookie. Cookie dough that isn't cold will flatten out quickly once in the oven.
    For two reasons, the dough will be easier to scrape and shape due to setting up from being cold. Secondly, the gluten in the dough has a chance to relax. This will offer a more tender cookie.
  • Cook on a cookie sheet without any parchment paper. The parchment paper steals the texture of the bottom of the cookie. Which is the best part. #noparchementpaper
    It's called a cookie sheet for a reason
    Try to place the cookies a few inches apart from each other on the cookie sheet. The cookies will expand while cooking. I placed 6 cookies at a time on the cookie sheet.
    Chef Tip: If you want to try to reduce that effect you can bake the cookies at a higher temperature and the cookies will set quicker, reducing the spread of the cookie.
  • Bake Cookies @ 350 for 14 minutes or golden brown and delicious. Check the cookies after 11 minutes of baking to make sure everything is going perfectly.

Video

Notes

How to make pastry flour

  1. Take 2 Cups of Cake flour and add 1 cup of All-Purpose flour – That’s it..you’re done ( Important: Please make sure you stiff the flour to combine). 
  2. Take 1 cup of All-Purpose flour into a bowl. Next, remove 2 tablespoons of the flour and discard. Then replace the removed 2 tablespoons of flour with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. ( Important: Please make sure you stiff the flour to combine)
Warning: bless the amateur home cook food bloggers, but looking at google search results they state over and over again Method #2 is how to make Cake flour. Sorry but that is 100% wrong. You cannot make cake flour at home. It is a matter of milling the flour down to an extremely fine grain. They are only stating how to make pastry flour with understanding.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 271mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 277IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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