now burn them, or flush them down the toilet, or i guess just rip them up (that would be the safest). unless of course one of them happens to be this recipe from jacques torres. i am telling you right now, i have made many, many batches of chocolate chip cookies, from multiple recipes, and this one is IT!
yes, i'm a little excited. sorry. it's been a long search.
first things first, you will need to purchase bread flour and cake flour to make them. if you don't have these on hand, don't worry about what you will do with the leftovers. here's exactly what you will do, you will make more of these until you run out of both flours. or maybe you'll take up bread and cake making. either way, you're golden::
a pound and a third of chocolate may seem excessive for one batch of cookies, but it isn't. and that's a fact (i mixed chunks and chips, in case you were wondering). interestingly enough, i recently saw a blurb somewhere online that said something like "eating chocolate produces the same effect in the body as taking this prescribed pharmaceutical drug". i don't know about you, but i didn't even need to click on the link. no further info needed. basic premise; eat a little chocolate everyday. and now you're healthier::
the hardest part is putting this into the fridge for a couple of days. but you know what? when you finally go to bake them, there's no work! very rewarding::
no photo can truly capture this moment. it is serious. especially if you consume them before they have fully cooled. you will talk to yourself. you will mumble nonsense while chewing. there may even be some inappropriate moaning. it's o-kay. that is completely normal.
my only advice is this; don't overcook them. my smallest cookie scoop holds a TBSP of liquid. i used it, but made heaping scoops. i baked them for 10 or 11 minutes. that's it.
this recipe was featured in the new york times. click, print and get to it!