Crazy Cooking Challenge---Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am so happy to be taking part again in this month's

Last month, the challenge was Macaroni and Cheese and 58 different bloggers submitted their best recipe.  I am still wanting to try them all.

This month's challenge is Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I chose a recipe from A Tender Crumb, and I definitely must say that these are some of the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever eaten.  Her recipe is originally the "not so secret" secret recipe from 
 Jacques Torres.

Jacques Torres' Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Makes twenty-six 5-inch cookies or 8 1/2 dozen 1 1/4-inch cookies

1 pound unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour*
3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats; set aside.  (I used stones.)

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars.

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and chocolate; mix until well combined. (To make pastry flour if you can't find it--substitute 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour and 2/3 cup bread flour to get 2 cups of pastry flour.)

Using a 1-ounce scoop for smaller cookies or a 4-ounce scoop for larger cookies, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.

Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 20 minutes for larger cookies and about 15 minutes for smaller cookies.

Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


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  1. Hi Sabrina - I can't thank you enough for sharing this wonderful recipe.... any recipe from Mr. Chocolate has got to be a winner!


  2. Thanks so much for joining us! I would love to have have one of these right now! :-)

  3. I have heard so much about this recipe but haven't made it yet. It is on my to do list for this month! I would love you to come check out mine, they are #5. Thanks!

    The Farm Girl

  4. These cookies look delicious!! I have been wanting to try these cookies all month too!! I guess I'll still have to make them! :)


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