These are the fluffiest chocolate chip cookies you will ever eat. If you don’t believe me, look at the picture and see for your own eyes. They are ncredibly ooey and gooey, may not be cooked through (I’m told this is a plus), and will melt in your mouth. I really don’t feel the need to say much more than that – just make yourself a batch!
Fluffiest Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Puffy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Levain Bakery Copycat)
- 1 stick cold organic butter, cut into small cubes
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firlmy packed
- 2 tblspn granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, cold (cage-free, organic, brown)
- 2.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 & 3/4 cup unbleached AP flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 heaping tsp salt
- 1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (suggestion: guittard fair trade!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees & prep your Silpat (or parchment paper) onto a large baking sheet.
- Beat the cold butter and sugar until barely combined (not creamed, not fluffy, not runny- still very cold) Then beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
- In a separate, medium-sized bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, then add them in 2 batches to the wet dough. Once mixed together, add in the chocolate chips, and be liberal with them! You only make puffy chocolate cookies for the first time once :)
- Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out the cookie dough onto your baking sheet and then freeze the baking sheet for 10 minutes. The taller your mounds of cookie dough, the more puffy (and undercooked in the center) your cookies will be.
- Bake your cookies for 11-13 minutes or until the outsides are lightly browned and the insides are mostly done – or, if you’re like most of my friends, purposefully undercook these guys so they’ll be mushy masterpieces. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes or as long as your willpower holds… then devour.
They’re waiting for you. Will you make a batch? They’ll make you new friends, repair problems relationships with old ones, perhaps even pave your way to lifetime luck and happiness. Try it out for yourself :)