Yes, finally a cookie that really does taste just like the ones sold at the bakery! --- these taste almost similar to Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough (the dough that is wrapped in a tube-like shape) but this is better! The dough amount may be reduced to make about 40 (one-heaping tablespoonful) smaller cookies, be aware that baking times will need to be slightly reduced for smaller cookies--- NOTE do not double the recipe in one bowl it will not have the same texture if your going to double make two separate recipes in two bowls --- you will love these cookies!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon non-dairy powdered coffee creamer (use powdered only not the liquid kind)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup melted butter (measured exactly to 3/4 cup melted or your dough will be too soft)
- 1 teaspoon maple extract or 1 1⁄2 teaspoons white rum, yes the real stuff
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed (for best results use 1/2 cup each light and dark sugar)
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup white sugar (sweet tooth's use up to 3/4 cup)
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 3⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 3⁄4 cup milk chocolate chips or 1⁄2 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup toasted chopped walnuts or 1⁄2 cup pecans
- Grease a cookie/baking sheet/s (or line the pan with parchment paper).
- In a bowl mix together the flour with the next 3 dry ingredients.
- In a mixing bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed beat the melted butter with maple extract and both sugars until blended.
- Add in the whole egg and yolk; continue beating until the mixture resembles a thick caramel texture (about 3-4 minutes, the color of the mixture should lighten up slightly).
- Add in the flour mixture and beat until just blended.
- Mix in chocolate chips and nuts.
- If you find that the dough is too soft place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
- Set oven to 350°F.
- Drop about 1/4-cup of the dough onto the baking sheet spacing about 3" apart.
- For jumbo cookies bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the edges are just slightly browned, for smaller cookies bake 8-10 minutes.
- Cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks.
I used this recipe as a base and made quite a few changes that I think resulted in the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie. The first change I made was to use browned butter which seems to be one of the latest new trends going on in the pastry world. I also used vanilla sugar which is sugar that has vanilla beans in it to give it a richer flavor. I also used toasted pecans. I also let my batter rest for 36 hrs which is another thing I learned from pastry chefs. Lastly, using a high quality chocolate makes a huge difference. Yes, it does cost more, but it really makes a difference. Recently I learned that Trader Joe's has a high quality chocolate that won in a taste test. It even beat out Valrhona which is one of the finest there is. It also cost a less than Valrhona too. My sister used the same recipe with no changes and she couldn't believe that we had the same recipe because mine tasted so much better. It is worth it, but you do have to plan a head though. I have actually started selling these cookies to my coworker's as well as my husbands coworkers. Oh and used all vanilla because I don't like maple flavoring. I can't remember if this recipe had cinnamon, but I did add cinnamon in my revised recipe.
These are WONDERFUL!! Made exactly as written and the turned out so good, I did make them a little smaller & adjusted cooking times...perfect to give away in my treat boxes. Making my 3rd batch now, Thank You for a wonderful recipe!!
Oh, baby...these are goooood! I doubled the recipe and used half milk and half white chocolate chips. Man, my kids mowed through these. lol Good thing I doubled it! Thanks for a goodie!...Gina :)