There's nothing quite like a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. The warm, gooey center, the crispy edges, and the irresistible aroma that fills the kitchen make it one of the most beloved treats around the world. But what's the secret to making the perfect chocolate chip cookie? Is it the quality of the chocolate, the type of sugar, the temperature of the dough? In this article, we'll take you step-by-step through the process of making world-famous chocolate chip cookies from scratch, using only the finest ingredients, including our very own artisan chocolate bars made from our criolla cocoa beans.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups Kixocolatl artisan chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Step 3: In a large bowl, cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
Step 4: Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the dough.
Step 5: Fold in the Kixocolatl artisan chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars.
Step 6: Scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet using a cookie scoop or spoon, leaving about 2 inches of space between each cookie.
Step 7: Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden and the center is still slightly soft.
Step 8: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Now that you've got the basic recipe down, let's talk about some tips and tricks to make your chocolate chip cookies truly world-famous.
Tip 1: Use high-quality ingredients.
As an artisan chocolate bar company, we know that the quality of the ingredients can make all the difference. Use real butter, fresh eggs, and high-quality flour for the best results. And of course, don't skimp on the chocolate! Our Kixocolatl artisan chocolate bars are made from 100% criolla cocoa beans, which are known for their delicate, floral flavor and creamy texture. Chopping up one of our bars into chunks for your chocolate chip cookies will take them to the next level.
Tip 2: Chill the dough.
Chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking will help the cookies hold their shape and prevent them from spreading too much in the oven. You can also make the dough in advance and chill it overnight for even better results.
Tip 3: Experiment with add-ins.
While chocolate chips are the classic choice for chocolate chip cookies, there's no reason you can't mix it up. Try adding chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even a sprinkle of sea salt on top of your cookies for an extra pop of flavor.