Without fail, every time I make these chocolate chip cookies, cookie lovers come in droves asking for the recipe. It yields the perfect crisp outer rim and gooey puddles of melted chocolate in the center. Chocolate chip cookies are like little sweet snowflakes, each batch different than the last and deliciously beautiful in every way. This recipe has been passed down to me from one of the world’s most beloved pastry chefs and I am honored to be sharing it with you.
In my first gig as a pastry instructor, cookie day was every student’s favorite day. Cookies have this magical and powerful way of bringing smiles to anyone’s face; maker, baker and eater. I hope you get a chance to brighten up someone else’s day with a fresh batch of this American Classic.
This dough freezes well which makes it perfect for those midnight emergency cravings, last-minute company bakeoffs, care packages, welcoming new neighbors, and stay-at-home treats for you and the kids. If you are extra daring, roll it out and bake a birthday cookie cake for that special someone. For the non-chocolate cookie monsters, omit the chunks and opt for rolling the scoops in cinnamon-sugar. Snickerdoodles are a favorite in my family and this recipe makes the most buttery of them all. Best served fresh out of the oven with a tall glass of milk.