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Best cookie ever. Make 'em and tell me what your mouth thinks. Toast the almonds.
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David Lebovitz's Chocolate Chip Cookies)
Ingredients yield: about 48 cookies
- 2 1/2 cups (350 g) all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (8 ounces/225 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup (215 g) packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 cups (about 225 g) nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, almonds, or macadamia nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
- 14 ounces (400 g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped into 1/2- to 1-inch (1.5- to 3-cm) chunks or 3 cups (340 g) chocolate drops
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a bowl by hand), beat together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla on medium speed just until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time until thoroughly incorporated, then stir in the flour mixture followed by the nuts and chocolate chunks.
- On a lightly floured work surface, divide the dough into quarters. Shape each quarter into a log about 9 inches (23 cm) long. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, preferably for 24 hours.
- Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Slice the logs into disks 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick and place the disks 3 inches (8 cm) apart on the prepared baking sheets. If the nuts or chips crumble out, simply push them back in.
- Bake, rotating the baking sheets midway through baking, until the cookies are very lightly browned in the centers, about 10 minutes. If you like soft chocolate chip cookies, as I do, err on the side of underbaking.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets until firm enough to handle, then use a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack.
- Storage: The dough logs can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for up to 1 month. The baked cookies will keep well in an airtight container for up to 4 days.