The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies on Earth

Well, this is a little embarrassing... I baked these cookies in October while trying out recipes for Giftmas. A new food post is still a new food post though, right? So let's get to it! The delicious cookie goodness that is Jacques Torres' Chocolate Chip Cookies absolutely surpassed my expectations. I mean, they're cookies, right? Wrong. They're more than just cookies, they're Heaven. Look at them:

All of the usual suspects go into this recipe, with a few key exceptions: it requires both cake flour and bread flour, and the star of the show - chocolate wafers.

The cookies are bursting with these dark chocolate wafers, and I didn't even use the full 1 1/4 pounds of chocolate the recipe called for! They were a little difficult to find but my search ended at Sur La Table (which I was still pronouncing as TABLE) where I picked up a box of E. Guittard 72% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Wafers.

What makes these chocolate chip cookies so special is the 24-hour chill period they require (at a minimum) prior to baking; it allows the dough to develop seriously rich flavors. The dash of sea salt sprinkled on each scoop right before they go into the oven just makes them that much better. Who doesn't love a salty-sweet dessert?

Are your mouths watering? Just me?

Do you have a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe? Jacques Torres' recipe has become one of mine. In fact, I think I'll start a batch today!


  1. OH-EM-GEE. I must try this recipe. You're the second blogger I've seen rave about this recipe (the other blogger being Bakerella). So now I'm convinced. My "go-to" chocolate chip cookie recipe for the last 2 years has been this: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/award-winning-soft-chocolate-chip-cookies/

    1. Whoa, vanilla pudding? That sounds intense! The Jacques Torres cookies are totally amazing. They're just like, next level cookies. You have to try them out and report back. :)

  2. wowzer..these look incredible & sounds just as delicious. i will definitely be trying out the recipe. the sprinkle of sea salt....gah!!...just makes my mouth water already. thanks for sharing!

    1. No problem! You have to let me know how they turn out!


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