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Better-Than-Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies

These tender, chewy, classic chocolate chip cookies are even better than the iconic Tollhouse recipe. Give these a try, and you'll never go back!

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I grew up on Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookies. And for years, I loved them. I didn't even consider that there might be other recipes out there for chocolate chip cookies. Not until I started getting into baking and reading cookbooks did I start experimenting with other recipes. Once I found this one, I've never tried another. 

This recipe is from Bo Friburg's The Professional Pastry Chef. The measurements are by weight, not by volume, so you'll need a food scale to make the recipe (Bed, Bath and Beyond has some inexpensive ones — and their "20% off" coupons are so easy to find — and they really do make for better baked goods, since weight measurements are more accurate than volume ones).

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: The Professional Pastry Chef

Ingredients

  • 9 oz butter, at room temperature
  • 6 oz dark brown sugar
  • 6 oz granulated (white) sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (not imitation)
  • 13 oz bread flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy, at least 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients. Gradually add to batter, just until incorporated.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop cookies with a 1-ounce cookie scoop to ensure consistent size. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet two minutes, then move to rack to cool completely.
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Sunday 3rd of May 2015

Why is Bread Flour used in this cookie? Why does it work better than Reg Flour? Curious, somewhat a baker and willing to learn.

Coleen

Sunday 3rd of May 2015

Great question! Bread flour in this cookie recipe creates a chewier texture. It can also make cookies drier, which is why there is more butter in this recipe than in most cookie recipes.

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Friday 21st of November 2014

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BluebonnetBaker

Monday 7th of May 2012

Chocolate chip cookies made with bread flour are a favorite around here. I bet these are fabulous! Now I need a cookie.

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