NY Times Quintessential Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is recipe #9 in the Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment, and it just miiiiiiiiiiiiiight have taken the lead in the contest for my favorite cookie. Until now, Martha Stewart's Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Doubletree by Hilton's cookies have been tied for first. But this recipe has definitely edged out Martha, and just maybe even Doubletree too!

Although, before I go any further, I feel like I need to clarify that this is not the NY Times recipe by Jacques Torres. A billion of you have asked if I'm going to be trying that recipe, and my answer to that is…. well, duh!

But not today. This is the NY Times Quintessential Chocolate Chip Cookie, recipe by Sherry Yard. So it's a little different. But still absolutely amazing!

NY Times Quintessential Chocolate Chip Cookies


I think what I loved the most in these cookies was simply the chocolate. I used a 70% cacao bar of chocolate, and it was completely divine. The big chunks of melt-y chocolate were in every single mouthful. In fact, this cookie is really hardly about the cookie. The flour, butter, eggs and sugar– just a vessel to carry more chocolate!

Actually, I'm really not giving the cookie enough credit. It's definitely very good– buttery and crispy, then soft and chewy in just the right places.

But you guys…. all that chocolate!

Promise me one thing– when you make these, don't skimp out and use wimpy chocolate chips. And don't just chop up any old chocolate bar. Splurge a little and pick out something good from the fancy chocolate section of the store. You seriously won't regret it!

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