Ultimate Chocolate "Chunkie" Cookies

Stirrin' It Up: Ultimate Chocolate "Chunkie" Cookies (August 9)

Air Date: August 9, 2016. Source: Chef John Folse/Chef Jacque Torres

Prep Time: 1 Hour

Yields: 50 (3-inch) Cookies

Comment:

My good friend, Jacque Torres, created this ultimate chocolate chip cookie in his bakery in New York City. One thing about Jacque, like most Frenchmen, he never spares the chocolate.

Ingredients:

2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

1 pound unsalted butter

1¾ cups granulated sugar

2¼ cups packed light brown sugar

4 large eggs

3 cups cake flour

3 cups bread flour

1 tbsp salt

2 tsps baking powder

2 tsps baking soda

1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

Method:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce speed to low then add cake flour, bread flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla and chocolate. Mix ingredients until well combined. Using a 2-ounce scoop, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake 15–20 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned, but still soft. Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool.