Chocolate chip cookies are easily my favorite baked good of all time. The recipe I’m sharing today is the culmination of a lot of recipe trial and error to create a cookie that fits all of my personal preferences in a chocolate chip cookie. Give the recipe a try, and if there’s something you’d like to change about it to make it YOUR personal favorite, I’ll help you tweak the recipe!
You can find a fully printable version of the recipe here.
Cheers – Chef Scott
My family agrees…these cookies make me a better husband and father. This is my go-to recipe now. So good. Appreciate you sharing it.
Thought I’d share my oven experiences for the other home chefs out there.
The oven turns out to be an important detail, and I’m guessing there are vast differences among home chefs. I have a Wolf gas range with convection oven and your instructions (350′, convection; 6 mins; rotate and 4 more mins) are PERFECT. However, just for the sake of science, I did try a few without the convection. Very different cookie result. Spread more; browned less. I also have a smaller Breville countertop electric convection oven (easier for heating small items during busy weeknights…also makes BOMB home pizza!). I tried this one as well, and while the results were better than the Wolf w/out convection, they still weren’t as good as your recommended method. So, to other home chefs: the oven matters.
I’ve used both Guittard 66% wafers and Valrhona 70% bar–both chopped per your suggestion. Prefer the Guittard; I’m going to experiment with an even slightly lower cacao percentage next time.
Also, I prefer baking by weight, so I appreciate that you provide the recipe that way. However, I think when I get down to the single-digit gram weight, my scale gets wonky. Can you provide the smaller items by volume please? I’m using 1 tsp each baking powder and soda, but having trouble deciding whether 10g of salt is 1 or 2 tsp…clarification would be appreciated.
Thanks again Chef Scott; this cookie is simple as you say, but definitely has a wow factor.
Alisha Ross says
Keep the fall recipes coming! A few years ago I got called for grand jury duty and put it off, then got called for county!! Some luck I have lol. Only went one day and it wasn’t that bad. Good luck