Monday, December 9, 2013

I AM SHARING MY SECRET FOR MAKING EXTRA THICK CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!!!






I have a new technique for making extra thick cookies and I have had great success with this...

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. (I use the convection setting but regular will work fine).  Chill your cookie dough at least 4 hours!
2. Measure your cookie dough to 2 ounces for each mound.
3.  As soon as you throw the cookies in the oven, immediately shut the door and lower the temp to 375 RIGHT AWAY.  My theory is that the high heat of 425 immediately "sets" the base of the cookie to be thicker!!!  Bake for 9 minutes or until the tops are getting nice and golden.  Will continue to set up while cooling on cookie sheets.  This recipe produces a crisp outside and a thick, soft, chewy center!!!


2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 sticks soft butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar
1 T. vanilla extract

1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 cup NESTLE semisweet chips plus 1/2 cup bittersweet Ghiradhelli chips and 1/2c Ghirardelli Milk chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment.
Beat butter and both sugars until well blended. Add in vanilla, egg and yolk until light and creamy. Add in flour, salt and baking soda just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Chill 4 hours.  Drop by 2 ounce mounds onto parchment. (If you like extra chocolate, place a few more chips in the top but beware that's a lot of chocolate!) Place in oven and IMMEDIATELY lower temp to 375.  Bake 9 minutes or until tops golden.  Let cool on cookie sheets.  

MAKES 21 COOKIES (2 OUNCES EACH) 

13 comments:

JmeLlinn said...

So, do you turn the oven temp back up for each batch?

Melissa Ridley said...

Whenever I use all butter my cookies spread and thin out. (hate) So did yours do that before you tried the temp trick?

DANIELLE said...
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DANIELLE said...

melissa-no, but this made them EXTRA thick!!!

DANIELLE said...

JME-exactly!!!

theresa lauritzen said...

i have digital oven so i couldnt do this . id have to shut off and reset my oven for each tray .

I Play Outside The Box said...

Clever!!!! I'm going to try this!

DANIELLE said...

I PLAY OUTSIDE-LET ME KNOW HOW U LIKE THEM!!! THERESA-MINE IS DIGITAL TOO-I RESET TO THE HIGHER TEMP FOR EACH BATCH!

Jacquetta Williamson said...

These look so good!!! They look similar to Dunkin Donuts chocolate chunk cookies. I have been searching for a recipe for so long... Can't wait too try yours.... Thanks so much for sharing.

Christy Johnson said...

Do you use all purpose flour or self rising flour?

DANIELLE said...

THANK U!!! I USE ALL PURPOSE FLOUR.

MrsRoche said...

Why use Nestle semi-sweet when Ghirardelli makes a perfectly lovely semi-sweet chip? :)

DANIELLE said...

PERSONAL PREFERENCE! GO FOR IT WITH GHIRARDELLI!!!

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