Or maybe thank me?
I think I discovered the secret to eating only one cookie in a sitting.
Okay, maybe two cookies.
Just dip half of it in chocolate.
And yes, of course I used milk chocolate.
To me, milk chocolate is the only way to go. Dark chocolate is… okay. I’m not a huge fan. I’m sure that says something about me in the “foodie” and “tastebuds” department, but guess what? I don’t care. Give me milk chocolate or give me none.
Well, that’s a lie. I’d still probably take dark over nothing. I’m weak.
So I guess you want a recipe for the chocolate chip cookies?
They definitely aren’t my own. For the last year I have been obsessed with the New York Time’s chocolate chip cookies.
I can’t even make any other recipe. They are just so delicious.
Mr. How Sweet concurs.
He’s never really come out and told me that, but I can sense it.
You know, since he stands over the sink shoveling 7 cookies in his mouth with a Diet Coke in hand and everything.
The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
from The New York Times
2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 pounds chocolate chips
Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.
Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy – about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Reduce to low speed and add dry ingredients slowly, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for 24-36 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes. (The original recipe calls for larger cookies and a longer bake time, but I use a bit less dough and shorten the time in the oven.
Lesson learned: chocolate-dipped cookies are much more rich and satisfying than non-chocolate-dipped cookies.
But I still manage to eat more than one. Shocking, I know.
141 Comments on “Forgive Me.”
These look so delicious and I am huge fan of any cookie. BTW, if you want some really good milkchocolate have a MILKA bar. I fell in love with those chocolate bars while in Europe and have seen recently you can get them at a lot of Target stores.
Ooo- yum, and great photos, too. I need to try that recipe!
You shouldn’t be allowed to post pictures like this. It’s not fair!
They’re beautiful :) The type of flours used in that cookie are really interesting! I bet it has a very different flavor.
Wow, those look amazing and I really want one, even though it’s only 7:20.:)
I really wish I could go on the How Sweet diet, where I’d eat nothing but your fantabulous baked goods all day. If I ever have a month left to live, you better bet your bottom dollar I’ll make every single recipe on this blog and eat it in one sitting :) You are a genius, my dear!
Personally, I think dipping them in chocolate would only make me eat MORE ;)
Yeah, I’m not sure this would keep me from eating MORE cookies than my share. But they look freakin’ awesome!
Oooh this is such a fabulous idea! Chocolate chip cookies always need more chocolate…!
I forgive you. Then you can post more. :D
I’ve made these, they are hands down best chocolate chip cookie ever. Love love love them!
You can bake for me ANY day! (Pretty please!)
WoW what a great twist to the chocolate chip cookie. I’m drooling.
100% concur about milk chocolate. This is why we’re friends.
i could feel my waistband growing as i read this…
…better hide this post from nate…
What a great idea! Though I would probably end up dipping almost the whole thing in chocolate. Can never have too much.
Jessica you are killing me! Dipping them in chocolate would only make me eat MORE of them, not less! Danger zone! But they do look fantastic.
I’ve tried countless versions of chocolate chip cookies, but for some reason haven’t tried the ny times version that everyone raves about. That definitely has to change. I seriously love chocolate chip cookies and have found so many “favorite” recipes…one more can’t hurt
The bread flour does amazing things to cookies, doesn’t it? Those look dangerous and so delicious! Love that he eats them with a diet coke…it is all a balance! Have a great day Jessica!
I think that everything is better dipped in chocolate:-)
oh and that never stops me from eating more than one!
This has become my favorite recipe, too. The first time I made them, I brought them into work (for fear that I’d eat every one of them) and, after eating one, someone told me that it was the chocolate chip cookie to judge all others by. Now I’m going to have to make them again so I can dip them in chocolate. YUM!
I have made these cookies before (sans chocolate) and they were ridiculous. I can only imagine how much the ridic factor increases when you dip them in chocolate…
Great photos of GREAT cookies :P
So….I don’t think this would stop me from eating more cookies – haha!
I love dipping things in chocolate for a little extra touch. When I bake cookies to give as gifts I often do this because it makes it feel a little more gourmet, a little more special. I usually go one step further and sprinkle chopped peanuts on some, drizzle a little white chocolate over the dark for added color, etc. They make a beautiful package!
Perfection. Those cookies look amazing, just the right shade too. I hate when my CCC are too dark. I would have to dip mine in dark chocolate though. I love dark chocolate. Always have, even as a child. Strange, I know.
Holy yum!!! Those look perfect! :)
That’s got nothing on the black and white cookie! MMMM
These look great! I dunk my cookies in milk and white chocolate at Christmas, and then sprinkle ’em with holiday sprinkles. :) They are delightful!
I’ll forgive you. This time.
I am 100% in favor of milk chocolate over dark chocolate. I like the Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt, but I don’t really think that counts.
Have you ever tried a cc cookie recipe that contained vanilla pudding mix? So good.
I love the sea salt Lindt too… so good. And yes, I think my aunt used to make cookies that way? I remember they are delicious!
THOSE COOKIES – a friend made them for a bridal shower and I had to push everyone out of the way to make sure I had enough….
Epic score! Chocolate covered in chocolate? Yes please!
Interesting! Might have to try these…
OMG, I would eat the entire batch in one sitting! Then, I’d make up an excuse as to why they are gone. I think I need to buy a dog to blame for finishing off good eats HAHA! YUM^2!!!
Oh man – I’ve got some chocolate chip cookies sitting on my counter at home right now. So I will surely be doing this to them when I get home tonight. Sounds incredible.
Mr. How Sweet is stopping at the grocery store to pick up a 6 pack of Diet Coke and is going to polish off the rest of these cookies tonight. Just in case anyone is wondering what my plans are for this evening.
ha! good plan, Mr How Sweet! I may spend my evening making these cookies… I was planning on making a brownie… I just don’t know! :)
You’re adorable. Your writing makes me smile without fail. Though I have to kindly disagree on the chocolate front. I used to be all milk chocolate but lately it tastes way too sweet to me now that I’ve discovered dark chocolate. Everyone’s allowed their own preferences though. :-)
I have heard so much about the New York Times chocolate chip cookies but have never made them. I think I’m afraid to….
I didn’t know chocolate chip cookies could get more satisfying…amazing! These look sooooo good!
I still haven’t tried the New York Times cookies! I guess I’ll just have to try them both as is AND dipped in chocolate…what a shame. ;-)
Jessica – I wasn’t going to comment, bc I pretty much never make cookies and don’t have much to say ’bout ’em (I never, ever get them to turn out *sad face*)… but I was reading through the post this morning and my mouth actually started watering LOL! I wish I didn’t have a knack for making flat cookies :l …even with peoples ‘you can’t mess this up’ recipes. Don’t know what it is. boo
GAHHH why must you do this to me?!?!?! and I like milk chocolate so much better than dark too….screw antioxidants
Oh my- that last photo made me want to lick my computer screen! :-)
I have seen the NYT chocolate chip cookie recipe on several blogs, but haven’t made it yet. Thanks to you, I am making these today! Thanks for sharing, Jessica! :-)
Amen on the milk. I broke into my 85% dark bar two nights ago and almost gagged. Okay, a little dark is okay. But that isn´t CHOCOLATE.
I definitely notice myself eating less of a dessert when it is more rich or decadent. I love the idea of dipping half of the cookies in chocolate, it adds a little something and I can see myself feeling more satisfied with less! You should seriously take pictures for a cooking magazine because all of yours always look so mouth-watering!
This is positively sinful. And in such a good way I can barely stand it. Must. Make. Now.
I have a feeling dipping cookies in chocolate would only make me eat MORE of them!!! But it IS a fabulous idea! And now I really need to try the New York Times chocolate chip cookie recipe :)
those cookies look heavenly! And the photos are amazing- i almost reached right through the screen.