Cookies by Pierre Hermé
  • Servings: Makes 20 cookies
  • 110g/3.8 oz. softened butter
  • 100g/3.5 oz. brown sugar
  • 90g/3.17 oz. caster sugar (I left it out)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 225g/7.9 oz. flour
  • ½ sachet baking powder (1 teaspoon)
  • 75g/2.6 oz. chocolate chips
  1. Take the butter of out the fridge 20-30 minutes before using and leave it to soften. If you don’t have much time, zap it in the microwave in 20-second flashes on MEDIUM.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F.
  3. In your food processor, cream together the butter, sugar(s) and salt.
  4. Add the vanilla and egg, and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder, and add to the butter mix in 4 batches (about 4 tablespoons at a time). Do not hesitate to open the processor and scrape down the sides.
  6. Last, add the chocolate chips at slow speed so they don’t melt.
  7. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, form balls and place them on a baking paper-lined baking sheet. The ice cream scoop helps creating even-sized cookies that will bake more evenly.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges start browning.
  9. Cool on a wire rack before diving in.
  10. Enjoy!
I took part in a project called Un Tour en Cuisine. The idea is quite simple: we are 20 participants, and each has to make a recipe off the blog of one of the other participants. Which blog you are supposed to choose the recipe from is determined by drawing lots. I picked those cookies.