Monday, September 5, 2011

Joanne Chang's Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have heard and read a lot of Joanne Chang and her famous chocolate chip cookies. Here are a few bloggers that had tried baking her recipe and they all had good reviews with this CCC recipe.


Being a big fan of CCC, I wouldn't want to miss out baking this great recipe. Indeed, these cookies are very yummy and they were gone very quickly. However, my husband and son said that they can't tell any much difference in these cookies from the others that I have baked previously. All they did was happily munching these cookies...

chocolate chip cookies 


Here's the recipe from an article about Joanne Chang and her bakery
(with my minor modification in blue)

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

1 cup (224g) unsalted butter
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
3/4 cup (175g) light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup (175g) all-purpose flour
1 cup (160g) bread flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups (250 grams) chopped semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup (70 grams) finely chopped milk chocolate

If you're baking the cookies on the same day you prepare the batter, heat the oven to 350°F and position a rack in the center of the oven.

Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or mixing by hand with a wooden spoon), beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy, about five minutes. Stop the mixer and use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and the paddle itself a few times; the sugar and butter love to collect here and stay unmixed. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract on medium speed until thoroughly combined, two to three minutes. Again scrape the bowl and the paddle to make sure the eggs are thoroughly incorporated.

Mix together the all-purpose flour, bread flour, baking soda and salt. Add both chocolates to the flour mix and toss to combine. Turn the mixer to low speed (or continue to use a wooden spoon if mixing by hand) and slowly blend the flour-chocolate mixture into the butter-sugar mixture. Mix until the flour and chocolate are totally incorporated and the dough is completely mixed.

For best results, scrape dough into a container and let rest in the refrigerator for a day before baking. The next day, heat the oven to 350°F and position a rack in the center of the oven. Drop the dough in 1/4 cup balls onto a baking sheet about two inches apart. Press dough balls down slightly with the palm of your hand. If the batter does not fit all on one tray drop cookies on a second baking sheet and bake when the first tray is finished. If you have only one sheet tray, bake one batch and then cool the tray by running it under cold water before baking a second batch. Bake until cookies are golden brown on the edges and slightly soft in the center, 15 to 18 min. Remove from oven and let cool. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days. The unbaked dough can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge.

Note: With 1/2 amount of the recipe plus a total amount of 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1/3 cup of walnuts, I've baked 26 cookies with each cookie being 1 tbsp of dough and bake the cookies at 170°C fan forced for 15 min.

Happy Baking

27 comments:

  1. You know what? I have never made chocolate chip cookies! There are so many delicious looking recipes for them..but I've never got around to it! Thanks for this one!

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  2. Look delicious Zoe, Chocolate chip cookies! gloria

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  3. I love chocolate chip cookies, one of my favorite desserts. I've been thinking about making them for a few weeks now. I will have to try this recipe.

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  4. I've been promising hubby some CCCs (they are not my fave), so I think I will give this recipe a whirl this week, they look really good! Maybe this recipe will convert me as a CCC lover :)

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  5. These cookies look delightful, Zoe! Yup, have read quite a few great reviews about this cookie. I'm actually curious about this cookie! This has been on my to do list ever since, still is! :)

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  6. I see plenty of chocolate chips...those cookies must taste great!

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  7. I adore chocolate chip cookies. CCCs are my go-to cookie recipe. I have several variations that I make, depending on my mood. I haven't tried letting the dough rest in the fridge for a day prior to baking, but I do often freeze my dough ahead of time. I can't say that I notice a difference in the flavor though. These look great, Zoe. I'm glad your family liked them, even if they weren't a huge wow.

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  8. Delicious chocolate chip cookies, yum
    I had a cute triple award waiting for you at my blog.

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  9. Hello, thanks for the visit, also came to know your blog, congratulations is delicious, I wish you a good week, kisses from Portugal.

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  10. I'm the big fan of CCC too! Feel like want to eat the screen!

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  11. It's been a while since I last baked choc chip cookies. Yours looks crispy and yummy.

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  12. im really enjoying baking through 'flour' these days...i tried her 'chunky lola' cookies recently and they turned out great too! will try this CCC next time...yea like your family, after trying so many CCC recipes i just cant seem to tell the difference anymore (being not really a cookie fanatic!) have a lovely week ahead zoe :)

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  13. Thank you for the shout out. Those were good cookies. (NY Times recipe is still my go-to, though.) ;)

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  14. you can never go wrong with chocolate chip cookies! this recipe looks perfect!

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  15. Joanne's chocolate chip cookies turned out amazing. The photos really share that with your readers. Awesome.

    Velva

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  16. i just saw joyce's choc muffins and now choc chips cookies, you gals making me craving for chocs now!!

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  17. Chocolate cookies always taste the best! Nice photo that you have too!

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  18. I'm glad you tried them! Thanks for the shout out! I thought they were really good but I like Nestle Tollhouse recipe better.

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  19. It looks nice. should try this recipe.

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  20. Those are mouthwatering, and delightful cookies..what a great pictures..soo yummy!

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  21. Yum, I love crewy chocolaty cookies.

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  22. This looks really good! Just wondering if they are the crispy type or chewy type of cookies? I've been on a cookie roll lately!

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  23. I've heard of Joanne Chang before! Thanks for sharing it.
    Kristy

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  24. Wow thats really good...way tooooooooo tempting and perfect looking chocolate chips cookies.

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