NY Times World’s Best chocolate Chip cookies

Well, once again the New York Times is correct on nailing this recipe.

Using both cake and all-purpose or bread flour yields an amazing cookie.

I brought it to the next level by dipping them in chocolate ganache.

Since I didn’t have the bittersweet chocolate discs, I chopped up bars of Valrhona chocolate.

The sea salt on top mails it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups minus 2 Tablespoons cake flour
  • 1 2/3 cups bread flour or King Arthur all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ pounds bittersweet discs 60 percent or higher cacao content.
  • Sea salt
  • ganache

DIRECTIONS

Sift flours and baking soda, baking powder and salt into bowl. Set aside.

Using a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until very light- about 5 minutes. . Add eggs one at a time and mix gently. Slowly add dry ingredients.

Drop in chocolate pieces (do NOT USE CHOCOLATE CHIPS)

Pres plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours.

When ready to bake preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside

Scoop 6 3 ½ inch balls of drought, the size of golf balls onto baking sheet, making sure chocolate is poking through the top. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown but still soft. About 18 minutes.

Transfer sheet to a wire rack and cool. Eat warm

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • 8 ounces good semi sweet dark chocolate discs or high quality chocolate cut into large pieces
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Cook the chocolate and heavy cream in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.

Dip chocolate chip cookies into ganache and cool- refrigerate just enough to cool ganache topping

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