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Jacques Torres' Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo by Posie Harwood
  • Prep time
    24 hours
  • Cook time
    15 minutes
  • Makes
    2 1/2 dozen large cookies
Author Notes

Beloved for good reason, these epic cookies are packed with gooey puddles of melted chocolate. Cake flour, bread flour, and a 24-hour rest give them an exceptional chewy but firm texture. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

  • Test Kitchen-Approved


  • 2 cups

    minus 2 tablespoons cake flour

  • 1 2/3 cups

    bread flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons

    baking powder

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons

    baking soda

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons

    coarse salt

  • 1 1/4 cups

    (2 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

  • 1 1/4 cups

    packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup

    plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons

    vanilla extract

  • 1 1/3 pounds

    bittersweet chocolate discs

  • flaky sea salt, for sprinkling

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the cake flour, bread flour, baking powder, baking soda, and coarse salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter/sugar mixture and beat well. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go.
  4. Add the flour mixture gradually, beating until just combined, 5 to 10 seconds.
  5. Fold in the chocolate using a spatula.
  6. Press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface of the dough and refrigerate for at least 24 hours, or up to 72 hours.
  7. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350° F.
  8. Scoop large spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (I did about 1/4-cup spoonfuls). Sprinkle with the flaky sea salt and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to brown and the middle still looks soft.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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