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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 3 votes
Prep Time 7 mins
Baking Time 12 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American Classic, Classic French

Suggested Equipment

KitchenAid
Flour Sifter
Digital Scale
Cookie Sheet

Ingredients
 

Making Pastry Flour

  • All-Purpose Flour 2 cups
  • Cornstarch 1 cup

Mix Together

  • Pastry Flour (Yes, you can use AP-Flour, yet the cookie texture will be denser) 2 ¼ cups (270 g)
  • Butter 1 ½ sticks (1 ½ sticks)
  • Eggs (/ 2 whole eggs + extra yolk) 3 (3 )
  • Fine White Sugar ¾ cup (150 g)
  • Brown Sugar ¾ cup (165 g)
  • Vanilla Extract (/ yes 1 tablespoon) 1 T (1 T)
  • Kosher Salt 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon)
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon)
  • Chocolate Chips (/ mix of semi-bitter & milk chocolate) 1 ¼ cups (295.74 g)
  • Walnuts (/ optional) ½ cup (58.5 g)
  • Nutmeg (/ optional) teaspoon (0.13 teaspoon)

Instructions
 

Making The Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Creaming: the butter, the 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
  • Pastry flour: First Method:  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).
    Second Method:  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)
    Add salt, and baking soda and sift with the pastry flour. Please make sure you sift your dry ingredients.
    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
  • Cookie Setup: 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.
    This gluten in the dough has a chance to relax. This will offer a more tender cookie.
  • Baking Instructions: 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.

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Notes

History of chocolate chip cookies

The first chocolate chip cookie recipe was created by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1937 while she owned the Toll House Inn with her husband, Charles. Mrs. Wakefield developed the idea for using milk chocolate after she ran out of baker's chocolate one day and substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet Nestle's semisweet chocolate bar, which became so popular that sales tripled at the inn.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cookies - Le Cordon Bleu Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 cookie
Amount per Serving
Calories
187
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1.5
g
Cholesterol
 
48
mg
16
%
Sodium
 
271
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
94
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
277
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
22
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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