ATK’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Heather on March 22, 2011

I took a chocolate chip cookie break for a while. What was I thinking? Well, I couldn’t decide on what new recipe to try next, so I just waited until my mind cleared up a bit. All clear!

The past week or so, I’ve been on an America’s Test Kitchen kick. The Family Cookbook hasn’t steered me wrong yet, and I don’t think it ever will. If you have the book, and want to follow this recipe to the “T”, these are called Big and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. I prefer cookies in general to be either medium or small sized (then I can eat more, right?), so I adjusted the baking time, along with using milk chocolate chips and mini chips. The combo of chocolate chips was amazing. Give it a try! Much more depth of flavor. Instead of the 1/2 cup of minis, you could use chopped nuts or dried fruit. But, this family here likes our chocolate :)

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and sugars in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla until combined, about 30 seconds. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly mix in the flour mixture until combined, about 30 seconds. Stir in the chocolate chips until incorporated.

Roll the dough into balls and place on lined or ungreased baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake until the edges are golden, but the centers are still soft and puffy, 11 to 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 40 cookies.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Amira March 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

These look fantastic! though I prefer dark chocolate, this combination sounds sooo good :)

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels March 24, 2011 at 12:54 am

Wow your cookies look amazing! I love how you added both milk chocolate chips (my favorite!!) and mini chocolate chips. YUM :)

Sues March 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I love America’s Test Kitchen and these chocolate chip cookies look PERFECT! I love the chewy variety :)

Baking Serendipity March 25, 2011 at 3:16 am

I am always up for a chocolate chip cookie :) I love your combination of chocolate chips…so smart!

Hanaa March 25, 2011 at 9:41 pm

These are one of my favorite CCCs. I’ve made them several times (w/ and w/o nuts). They come out perfectly chewy everytime. I’m glad you liked them as well.

Masha Ellsworth March 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

These look so yummie – I want one right now. Every time I try to make cookies I have problems melting the butter – I know it sounds silly. But really what’s the correct way of doing that? In the microwave, on the stove top? How long to cool it for? Why do you need to do it anyway… I get lost in all of these questions and end up with “runny” cookies 90% of the time…

Maybe you have some insight!

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