Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies



Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
3/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt (scant)
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips (Ghiradelli!)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions:
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; continue to cook the butter, whisking frequently, until it starts to brown and foam, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour and baking soda; stir in yeast and salt until combined.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat browned butter, coconut oil, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined and grainy, about 1 minute. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture until just combined; stir in chocolate chips and walnuts with a wooden spoon, until combined. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Generously butter a cookie sheet.

Drop 1/4 cup measures of dough onto cookie sheet, forming into large mounds, and bake at 375 degrees F, for 12-14 minutes, or until golden.
Cool for 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks.

Makes 16 large cookies

63 comments:

  1. I like chewy......how do I achieve that with consistency oh mighty cookie guru?

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  2. Oh yay! A chocolate chip cookie tour. I'm always up for one of those!

    These look terrific.

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  3. I like the addition of coconut oil and the browning of the butter...I'll bet that does give really distinct flavor.

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  4. Yummmy! There is nothing like a homemade chocolate chip cookie. These look fabulous! :)

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  5. Those are some interesting cookie science tips. Browning the butter? Never thought of that. Sea salt? Never thought of that. Coconut oil? Never have used the stuff. You're pretty good at this cookie experimenting stuff. Can't wait to see what else you've done with choc. chip cookies!

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  6. O M GOSH!!!! Emiline, look heavenly!!! really nice and this chocolate, oohh I want chocolate now!!! I love chip cookiesEmiline, xxGloria

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  7. They look unbelievable. I applaud you in your ultimate-cookie quest. It can be overwhelming. There are so many recipes out there. I have to agree with you about the raw idea. I love soft and moist, (this sounds dirty), but their definitely has to be some body too. Recipe bookmarked!

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  8. Gosh those choc chip cookies look divine!! I don't mind how thin or thick they come as long as they have loads of choccie chips in them *gigle*

    Rosie x

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  9. oh goodness these look wonderful! yeast in cookies? i should try these!

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  10. Please any room for me at your house? Gosh, Emiline... you have to open your own sweet shop! And send cookies and muffins and sweet treats all over the world... where do I have to register?

    I wish I could taste those... where did I leave my bib?

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  11. they do look wonderful- but I think my favorite thing about chocolate chip cookies is the convenience of having everything in my pantry and being able to throw them together quickly! One day I will brown my butter though because I imagine that makes for a truly wonderful flavor- I never would have thought of that! Great tips- I look forward to your next two recipes too!

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  12. You're wild, but I have to agree with almost everything. Amen to the browned butter, never tried with coconut oil or yeast.

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  13. I can't think of any science that sounds better than cookie science...these look fantastic. I had SUCH a chocolate chip cookie craving last night and this is the second post I've seen on them today!

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  14. Where do you find all these strange videos, lol?!
    I'm in love with your first picture! So these are the ccc you were telling me about the other day! Oh yes, they do look like "the ultimate"! I don't know if a cookie can please everyone, but this one might be the one!!! I've also used yeast in ccc before so I know that works, what I never used was coconut oil, that sounds very interesting! I can't wait to see the other 2 you made!!!

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  15. I really need to get some coconut oil. these sound like a version I would love!

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  16. Those look awesome. I might even be able try them if my girlfriend lets me make a cookie that isn't my ultimate chocolate chip cookie. :D

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  17. Wow you take the humble chocolate chip cookie to the extreme here. Browned butter??? My kids are lucky if I remember to put butter in them!!! Great job on some beautiful looking cookies!

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  18. Oh man. That first cookie picture totally made me drool. I have to try your recipe. I usually just go for whatever's on the chocolate chip bag, but those look much tastier.

    But really, chocolate chip cookies are always good, even when they're bad.

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  19. Oh my. These sound delicious. I will have to try them; I've never seen a chocolate chip cookie recipe that calls for yeast.

    So far in my search (everyone's on the lookout for the best CCC recipe, eh?), my favorite is found right here.

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  20. Never thought of using coconut oil...Yum!

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  21. Oh wow... They are making my mouth water... Thanks for the Secret Tips, I'll try some of them next time I make Chocolate Chip Cookies! Maybe they'll improve my recipes a bit!

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  22. *DROOLS*

    Must...close...window...going...to...pass...out...from...itis...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  23. Those cookies!! Ooey, gooey goodness. My favorite is soft & chewy.

    You just reminded ME that I haven't used my lava lamp in years, haha :-D

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  24. So you're not on the leave-the-dough-alone-for-3-day bandwagon? Guide us, please, oh genius one. And where do you even get COCONUT OIL? Is that the stuff you put on your hair once a week?

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  25. Oh, those cookies sound delish! The magical cookie mystery tour? I'm so on board!

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  26. i'm a soft and chewy but not undercooked person myself. i love it when they're golden brown, a little crispy on the outside, and then all soft and oozing chocolate on the inside. mmmmmm. i agree about the bittersweet chocolate, and have always wanted to brown butter before baking, but have always been too lazy. sounds like it makes a huge difference. i was always worried the warm butter would affect the combination rather than having it chilled or at room temp. do you have any substitute suggestions for coconut? i'm allergic! ugh, ramble again. these cookies look amazing. i want one. or fifty.

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  27. wow, they do look scrumptious! browning butter is good, but yeast? wow, i have never tried a cookie with yeast before!:)

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  28. I don't have a ccc that I'm completely happy with so I have to get cracking soon. I love the idea of browning the butter and am intrigued by the yeast, but I really love how the chocolate looks all gooey in the photos. Thank you!

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  29. Am I allowed to curse here?? Because those look that good. OMG. Maybe because I'm hungry & it's dinnertime & I promised the world I wouldn't eat any more candy for dinner because Halloween is over.
    Em! Yummy!

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  30. These sounds delicious and if you say they are the ultimate chocolate chip cookie I believe you! I will give them a try. I have never baked with yeast before so this should be intersting!!!

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  31. yummy! I like them gooey and a little soft in the middle but crisp on the outside! my mother has the perfect recipe...yours looks really good! :)

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  32. Wow, you divulged your secrets for us? You must really love us.

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  33. That is the most original chocolate chip cookie I have ever seen. You are like a brilliant cookie mad scientist.

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  34. frankly, i don't think anyone could ever convince me that anything is as beautiful as melty chocolate. your cookies are some good-lookers, emiline.

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  35. Hi Emily!

    I'm in a condo on the beach in San Diego today so I probably won't be able to make these. Don't you feel sorry for me? But seriously, I forgot about coconut oil and am now dying to try it in chocolate chip cookie. I'd heard it mentioned a while back (I think Jenny used it) and then forgot about it.

    I'll try your version soon.

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  36. yummyyyyy. i usually add yeast to all my baked goods because it really does give them an extra edge... or inch haha i'm so retarded

    nothing beats a nice chocolate chip cookie. can't wait to see the others.

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  37. What an interesting recipe! I have never used yeast in cookies before -- but yours are so beautiful, now I want to try it! Love the sea salt idea too. And the browned butter, and the coconut oil... Yum yum!!

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  38. Whoa Em, those secret tips set me back a little bit. I never would of imagined to use even a little yeast for flavor. Genius... seriously :)

    And you're right, cookies should have depth, just like onions and girls (but not in that order)

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  39. The kind of chocolate chip cookies you've made in this post are exactly how I like them! SO yummy! Now I want cookies...

    Cindy

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  40. I've never tried coconut oil or yeast ... I'll have to try that. They look delicious!

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  41. Wow! Those cookies look like they were made with a lot o' love. Brown the butter, eh? That's something I have to remember :). I love sea salt, I only bake with that these days :).

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  42. Those look divine! Have you tried letting your dough rest for a few days? This is my newest "trick" and my goodness, it makes quite a difference!

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  43. I like my choclate chip cookies chewy and dense, so these would be perfect in my view.

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  44. I like my choclate chip cookies chewy and dense, so these would be perfect in my view.

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  45. I love the look of these cookies. In fact, they've got me craving chocolate chippers hardcore. The browned butter has me intrigued.

    Can't wait to see the next batch.

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  46. I 'm up for this! You used yeast in these!!!??? I've never seen a recipe like this! Thanks!

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  47. I first tried Ghirardelli in SF and indeed it's great chocoalate.

    Chocolate chips cookies are a treat one always strive to perfect and your future attempts will be met with glee and a glass of milk for dunking.

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  48. Mmmmm! I'v got to try browning the butter. Never tried that before. I'm with you, coconut oil makes for a great cookie. Great pics!

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  49. Now these are photos that tickle the old tastebuds!
    I always favour a crisp biscuit myself with good tolerance of dunking!

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  50. wow these are all the best qualities of a chocolate chip cookie in one. Have to try these :)

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  51. your right these do sound like the best CCC

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  52. Love your tips. I have tried some of them myself but haven't tried browning the butter. I will next time I make them!

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  53. Your description of the perfect chocolate chip cookie sounds just like mine. I'll have to give these a go.

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  54. Should the coconut oil be in a solid or liquid state? (This is probably moot because it'll melt in my kitchen immediately anyway...)

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  55. Wow. That is an amazing amount of information on chocolate chip cookies in these three posts. You are a natural scientist for sure.

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  56. Hello Emily! Ever since I became health conscious, I pro-actively avoided chocolates and cookies, let alone chocolate chip cookies.

    But with your recipe using coconut oil, I know that this chocolate chip cookie recipe will do it for me just fine.

    Thanks a lot!

    Cheers,
    CoconutOilGuy
    www.coconut-oil-central.com
    Your Drugstore in a Bottle

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  57. These were such a hit! I love the size and texture! I couldn't find Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips (I know, crazy!) so I chopped up some bars of Lind 80% dark. SOOOOOOO GOOOODD!! Rave reviews from all!

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  58. I found your blog when I searched for choc. chip cookie with coconut oil. Thank you I will try your recipe. One question, would it reck the recipe if I replaced the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour?

    Monica

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  59. I only improved upon this perfect recipe by using coconut palm sugar instead of the white and brown, then raw cacao bits instead of the Giradelli. Great tasting AND good for you! (I have a Candida/fungus issue so regular sugar is not an option at this point.)

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  60. So I tried the recipe and it seems as thought the dough seems to be a bit too clumpy. I baked them and it seems like there is too much flour, so I am wondering if perhaps it should be 1 and 1/4 cups flour, not 2 and 1/4 cups? Otherwise, I added some more butter and 1 egg and they came out great!

    Joe

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  61. I just made these and had the same question as Joe. They still tasted good, but seemed like too much flour. They were more "stiff" than my usual cookie. Thoughts? (I live in high altitude to, where we usually need more flour).

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