Jacques Torres's secret chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • * 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • * 2 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • * 4 large eggs
  • * 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour
  • * 3 cups bread flour
  • * 1 tablespoon salt
  • * 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • * 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • * 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • * 2 pounds Jacques Torres House (60 percent cocoa) Chocolate or other best-quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and chocolate; mix until well combined.
  3. Using a 4-ounce scoop for larger cookies or a 1-ounce scoop for smaller cookies, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 20 minutes for larger cookies and about 15 minutes for smaller cookies. Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely