alex's chocolate chip cookie recipe

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

½ c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
16 tbsp (2 sticks) salted butter, browned
8 tbsp salted butter (1 stick), solid, cut in chunks
1 c white sugar
1½ c brown sugar
5 tsp vanilla
2 tsp salt
2 eggs + 2 yolks
1½ c chocolate chips

1. Combine flour and baking soda in medium bowl. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl combine white sugar,  brown sugar, 8 tbsp (1 stick) solid butter, vanilla, and salt. 

3. Melt 16 tbsp (2 sticks) butter over medium low heat until bubbles form and butter turns a golden brown color, about 3 min. 

4. Add browned butter to the large bowl. Whisk to combine. Once butter is completely melted into the sugars, add eggs and yolks. 

5. Whisk vigorously for 30 seconds, then allow batter to rest for 3 minutes. Return and whisk for 30 seconds, then rest 3 minutes. Finally, whisk 30 seconds more and rest for 3 more minutes. 

6. Fold flour into rested batter to form a dough. Once flour is incorporated, mix in chocolate chips. Form ping-pong sized balls and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 11-12 minutes at 375ºF. Yield about 32 cookies.

The original recipe came from Cook's Illustrated (seen here). It is only available online to paying subscribers to America's Test Kitchen. The only modifications I've made to their original recipe are adjusting the butter and flour to get the texture right when you double it.

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