Anyway, I'm going to be all generous and worshipable again by imparting upon you, my as of now non-existent reader, the most amazing recipe for chocolate chip cookies that ever was. If it wasn't for the internet and the ease in which people can gather information I would totally lie and claim responsibility for the shear awesomeness of this recipe. But I can't because then I would look stupid and I am generally opposed to looking stupid. Unless it is on purpose and then it is funny. So without further ado, The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. May you bake them, eat them, and be worshipped because of them.
You will need the following items;
2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) Cake Flour
1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) Bread Flour
1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) Unsalted Butter
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) Light Brown Sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) Granulated Sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs
1 1/4 pound Bittersweet Chocolate Pieces (must be at least 60% Cacao and should be of good quality)
Sift the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and course salt.
Using a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until light.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between.
Add the dry ingredients, making sure to turn the speed down otherwise you get a storm of flour flying around.
Once well mixed, add the chocolate and continue mixing on low until they are thoroughly incorporated.
Wrap cookie dough in plastic and refrigerate for 24-36 hours.
Pause for a moment and ponder the strength of character one must have to restrain oneself from baking the cookies for one to three days. It is a massive amount of restraint.
After three days of what seems to be never ending waiting, preheat oven to 350.
Place scoops of cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with sea salt*.
Bake approximately 12 minutes (at least that is exactly how long it takes in my oven). Transfer to cooling rack.
Save some for other people but be sure to eat some yourself while still warm, preferably with a glass of milk.
Unless you are a baby. Then just drink the milk and take a nap.
*The big secret to these cookies is the sea salt. Do not forget that part or else you might as well throw them out after they come out of the oven. Or don't and give them to me, I'll eat them anyway.