Baking Classics: Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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The Drop Cookie

All-American 

Chocolate chip cookies come in all sorts of shapes & sizes. Some will profess a love of thin & crisp while others swoon over soft & chewy. No matter your preference, one thing I have found is that someone rarely passes when offered a classic beauty. The curiosity & temptation to compare to their cookie “spec” is simply far too great.

buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickClassic Chocolate Chunk Cookies
makes about 2 dozen

3/4 cup butter, melted & cooled
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups ap flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 {10-oz} package dark chocolate morsels, coarsely chopped

Beat the butter & the sugar for about 1 minute on Medium speed in an electric stand mixer or until velvety smooth. Add the eggs & the vanilla, mixing just until combined. Whisk together the flour, the baking soda & the salt in a small bowl. Blend the dry ingredients into the butter mixture on Low speed just until combined. Add the chocolate pieces & mix until evenly dispersed throughout the dough. Cover & refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Portion the cookie dough using a level amount from a 2 tablespoon-size spring release ice cream disher. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten the dough balls slightly for an even rise. Bake for about 9 minutes or until the cookies are puffed, the edges golden & the centers are just soft set. Cool on the baking sheets until the cookies are firm enough to remove.

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Everyone adores a fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie.
Follow my pointers to make your best batch to date.

The Logistics

No. 1

The Ingredients

I decided to go for all brown sugar for a much richer flavor.
Kosher salt adds a bit of punch to cookie recipes in particular.

Sometimes table salt simply adds, well… saltiness
The coarser grain of kosher salt compliments & balances the dark chocolate flavor.

No. 2

The Chocolate

I abandoned semi-sweet years ago.
A good quality dark chocolate morsel that’s easily accessible from the corner grocery…
Definitely the way to go in a rich & buttery childhood favorite.

No. 3

The Butter

I was hesitant at first to melt the butter but the velvety blending intrigued.

No. 4

The Baking

I was tempted to bake these at the standard moderate oven temperature
but pleasantly surprised that the small reduction made such a difference in the texture.

These puff over all when baked with a slightly soft set center.
Plenty good a few hours down the road for late night nibbling.

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