Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CWP Episode 3 - Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the white and brown sugar.  Slowly add the butter with mixer on Low.  Increase speed to Medium and beat for 3 - 4 minutes, until mixture becomes light in color. 
- With mixer on Low, add the egg and egg yolk, one at a time, letting each one incorporate fully.
- Add the milk and vanilla and fully combine.  Scrape down the bowl and mix again shortly to blend evenly.
- With mixer on Low, add about 1/2 cup of flour mixture to the mixing bowl.  Increase speed slightly to incorporate flour and then back speed down to Low again.  Repeat until all the flour has been added.
- Lock the head of the mixer.  With speed on Low, add the chocolate chips and fully combine.
- Chill the batter for 5 minutes.  After chilling, stir slightly and chill for another 5 minutes.
- Using a #40 disher, place 9 balls of dough evenly on a sheet pan and bake for approximately 9 1/2 to 10 minutes, until edges are slightly brown and center is still "doughy".
- Let cookies cool on the pan for about 45 seconds to 1 minute, just long enough to prepare another pan of dough balls and get them in the oven.
- Remove cookies to a cooling rack and let cool.  Enjoy!

**Look for a special Christmas episode coming Christmas Eve**

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Just Us said...

First of all- the cookies were fabulous! I am so glad to have all the secrets to your yummy cookies!

Thanks for letting us be apart of this video, it was fun even though I looked like a total goof ball.

You are a great cook and we cant wait to see what is next. A good soup {something} would be fun to see. I always end up with dried out meat in beef stew...

Teri Dufilho said...

bill and i just watched our morning cooking show!......loved it!...and those cookies looked (and sounded) fabulous!...
another request, besides the one i already submitted, is your pasta/spinach/sausage creations!....
do you sell CWP t-shirts?

Paul said...

Kay, thanks for being such a good sport about this and for participating, too. It makes it all worth while to share it with other people and to just have fun with it. I don't even think Travis knew he was on camera, he was just hungry! :)

Have a great Christmas!

Dacia said...

great job, paul! i always get asked the same thing by our friends about my chocolate chip cookies and i tell them the same thing...that it's not the recipe, but the method. and although your recipe varies a little from mine, you do everything pretty much exactly the same way as me and those cookies look just perfect! i agree about the crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle...and good point about the oven being preheated, a lot of people neglect that!

Carol said...

Another great video Paul - going to show this one to my students - they will love it - kinda reminds me of "Good Eats" with Alton Brown. (camera in the oven, etc.)
Good job!

Joni said...

I love this video. . .i think i gained 5 pounds just watching it!! do you think this recipe will freeze well? I want to make it for Christmas, but i don't want us to eat them all in 1 day!!

Paul said...

It should definitely freeze well. So great having you guys in this weekend. Love you! Merry Christmas!

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