Claire Saffitz Makes Chocolate Chip Cookies | Dessert Person
What makes the best chocolate chip cookies? In Claire’s opinion, it’s a chewy edge, soft and chewy center, puddles of chocolate (in this case, dark and milk), a healthy amount of salt, and, crucially, lots of butterscotch-y flavor from the interplay of vanilla, brown sugar, and brown butter. That might sound like a lot, but it all comes together easily in a couple of bowls, no stand mixer required. The hardest part is definitely waiting for the dough to chill in the fridge before baking.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter (8 oz / 227g), cut into tablespoons
2 tablespoons heavy cream, half-and-half, or whole milk (1 oz / 28g)
2 cups all-purpose flour (9.2 oz / 260g)
2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt (0.22 oz / 6g)
1 teaspoon baking soda (0.21 oz / 6g)
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar (5.3 oz / 150g)
3/4 cup granulated sugar (5.3 oz / 150g)
2 large eggs (3.5 oz / 100g), cold from the refrigerator
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 ounces (142g) bittersweet chocolate disks, half coarsely chopped
5 ounces (142g) milk chocolate disks, half coarsely chopped

Video Breakdown:
0:00​ Start
0:10​​ Intro to Chocolate Chip Cookies
0:29​​ Dessert Person Intro Animation
0:47​​ About Chocolate Chip Cookies
1:28​​ Explanation of The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
2:00​​ Ingredients & Special Equipment
2:57​​ Brown The Butter
4:40​​ Mix The Batter
9:08 Chocolate
12:07 Portion out Cookies
15:03​​ Preheat & Prepare Pans
16:55​ Chill & Eat The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
18:35​ Splitting Firewood.

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