Who doesn’t like perfectly baked, gooey on the inside, slightly crispy on the outside, Chocolate Chip Cookies? NO ONE!!
I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that doesn’t like a Chocolate Chip Cookie. Correct? Someone prove me wrong. This is a 72 hour Chocolate Chip Cookie to be exact. Don’t let the 72 hour thing freak you out, it’s totally worth it. And you’re going to love it. Letting the Chocolate Chip Cookie dough rest for 72 hours just makes everything really come together and the flavor is out of this world. And it makes you practice having patience… something that is NOT easy for me.
I first came across this recipe in the NY Times and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve made a few small changes over the years but it’s pretty perfect as is. It’s always an acceptable time of year for cookies and right now is ESPECIALLY the perfect season for Chocolate Chip Cookie ice cream sandwiches. Or cookies blended into a milkshake. Or just having 2 for breakfast. No shame! The possibilities are just endless.
A note on the flours:
Not all flours are created equal – so you can’t just substitute regular flour for the bread/cake flour in this recipe! Different flours have different protein ratios and don’t all weigh the same amount so it’s not a 1:1 ratio swap.
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 8 ½ ounces cake flour
- 8 ½ ounces bread flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon coarse salt
- 10 ounces unsalted butter softened
- 12 ounces dark brown sugar
- 6 ounces white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Combine the cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder and coarse salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
- In a large mixer add the butter and sugars and mix for 5 minutes until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl in between. Add the vanilla and combine.
- Add the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix until just combined. Add the chocolate discs and fold them into the batter. Cover the dough and and refrigerate dough for up to 72 hours.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Scoop 1/4 cup sized cookie dough balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet, 6 cookies per sheet and sprinkle the tops with fleur de sel. Bake the cookies for 16-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. If the cookies are a little puffy, bang the pan on the counter to release any excess air pockets. Or use a spatula to flatten the cookies to make more dense.