Chocolate Chip Cookies

"With more than 100 recipes for chocolate chip cookies, why do we need another? Because this one is simply divine and originated in the kitchen of one of the finest bakers known. Not me silly, none other than Jacques Torres who lives by the credo “Life is short, eat dessert first.” I love his recipes and consider anything prepared from his books a necessary indulgence. Life just tastes better with chocolate. Should you find yourself in New York be sure to visit one of his stores. Not on the standard list of attractions but pure nirvana for chocoholics. Back to the cookie, it is sinful and sultry and gooey yet not overly sweet. Shhhh, the secret is the corn syrup and shaved chocolate in the dough. As far as the chocolate choices, pick your favorites. My suggestion is shaved dark chocolate with semi-sweet chips/chunks and toasted pecans. (In a July 2008 NYT article Chef Torres noted getting a superior result with chocolate chip cookies by chilling the dough between 12 and 48 hours before baking. Will have to give this a try soon.)"
Chocolate Chip Cookies created by Rita1652
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  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the softened butter with the sugars and corn syrup. Beat at medium-high speed for 3 to 4 minutes until the butter is light and fluffy and much of the granular sugar is dissolved into the butter. Add the egg and the scrapings from the inside of the ½ vanilla bean.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Reduce your mixer speed to medium and combine the dry ingredients into the liquid. Only mix enough to fully combine the ingredients. Over mixing toughens the cookie up.
  • Using a spatula fold the chocolate chunks and shavings into the dough.
  • Scoop mounded tablespoons of dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Actual baking time depends on the size of the cookie; 2 inch cookies are about 8 minutes, very large 3-4 inch cookies are more like 10-11 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow them to cool for 1 minute on the sheets before removing to a wire rack.
  • Serve with milk and a smile.

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  1. Chef busy bee
    I thought these were good but not as good as what I was expecting from other reviews. However, everyone at the party loved them and were shoving them in their mouths so I guess this one is a keeper!
  2. Chef Kate
    THE chocolate chip cookie for chocolate lovers. The shaved chocolate just takes these over the top. Dangerously good. Thanks, Toni.
  3. AnnNH
    These made wonderful gourmet style chocolate chip cookies! Adding grated chocolate to the batter makes these visually delicious as well. Thank you. Ann
  4. Rita1652
    Chocolate Chip Cookies Created by Rita1652
  5. Rita1652
    Divine is right! The cookie is rich and satisfying. I used ambrosia chocolate! Thanks!


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