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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

Homemade Bakery Style Cookies that are big, thick, soft and chewy!
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Oh my you're going to love this cookie...but only if you love big, thick soft and chewy cookies!   This is an amazing recipe, once you make and eat these it'll be very hard for you to go back to an ordinary small, thin chocolate chip cookie.  You and I are going to go through a couple of steps in the directions so you understand what to expect before you make them.  First....


The recipe calls for melted butter, not soft butter, ....melted.  This is what makes the cookie very soft and chewy.  You're going to combine the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar and then beat them together until they are well blended.  This is going to take 3 to 5 minutes to do and when you're done the sugars and butter will be so well blended that the batter won't look grainy.  See the above picture?  Not grainy, no sign of melted butter that hasn't been incorporated. 

Next Step...


You're going to add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla to the sugar, butter batter.  You're going to beat the batter until it's light and very smooth, again this is going to take about 3 - 5 minutes. This step is going to make your cookies big and fat, trust me.

Step Three...


AFTER you sift the dry ingredients together, fold the flour into the batter JUST until incorporated.  Then fold in the chocolate chips and nuts.

Step Four

Measure the dough out with a quarter cup measuring cup, skim the top off and roll the dough into a ball, place on a parchment lined cookie sheet about three inches apart (remember these are big cookies). Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 - 17 minutes, until they look brown around the edges.  They may not look done in the center but that's ok, after baked they will sit on the cookie sheet about 10 minutes and bake more from the hot cookie sheet.  


Remove cookies from the baking sheet and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.


I hope this was helpful, I know the "how to pics" aren't great but it was a last minute decision. This recipe isn't complicated or hard, but I think it's helpful to actual see what the batter should look like along the way so you have no question whether you're beating the ingredients enough to get the right batter texture after each ingredient addition.  Now all that's left to do is...EAT THEM!!  Enjoy!



Bakery Style Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies
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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies
Inspired By Allrecipes

Makes 14 cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted,cooled to room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg, room temperature
1 egg yolk, room temperature
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line 2 cookies sheets with parchment paper.

1. Sift together the dry ingredients ( flour,baking soda and salt)

2.  In the bowl of an electric mixer - cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well incorporated, the batter won't be grainy and the melted butter will be incorporated.  This should take 3-5 minutes.

3.  Beat in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla till light and creamy.  This will take about 3-5 minutes.

4.  Fold the sifted dry ingredients into the batter until just incorporated.  Fold the chocolate chips and nuts into the batter.

5.  Measure the dough out with a 1/4 cup measuring cup, swiping off to level it.  Roll the dough into a ball with your hands and place on the parchment lined cookie sheet 3 inches apart.  Bake 15 -17 minutes until edges are brown.  Remove cookie sheet from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool with cookies on it about 10 minutes.  Remove cookies from sheet to wire rack to cool completely.  Makes 14 big, fat chewy cookies.




30 comments:

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

These look amazing. Simply amazing. Love the tutorial on how to get them so big and fat.

Mary Bostow said...

Thank you Holly, they were so good! I hope you get to try them!

Charlotte Moore said...

Very good looking cookie. I like soft, thick, and chewy cookies. I hate when they go flat and get crunchy. These would be a good bake sale item.

Mary Bostow said...

Thank you Charlotte, they were soft and chewy the next day as well!

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

I like you use more brown sugar than white sugar. I think that's the secret to a great tasting chocolate chip cookie. Yours look amazing Mary!

Ellen Toups said...

Do you keep them in an air tight container? Does that keep crispy ones crisp or what is the difference there?

Would love to know the difference in storing them!

Mary Bostow said...

Hi Ellen! You can keep these in an air tight container and put a slice of bread on top of the cookies and that will keep them fresh.

Mary Bostow said...

Hi Nancy! Brown sugar has more molasses and it does make them nice and moist!

Anonymous said...

This recipe was developed by the America's Test Kitchen.

Bobbi @ 3GLOL said...

Uh..I need a couple of these and a glass of milk. Oh yeah!! These are awesome looking!

Pinning it!
Thanks for sharing!

Shelley said...

These look so good! I always make cookies way bigger than recipes call for so these are perfect!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

They sounds so yummy I can't wait to try them for the kids.

Mary Bostow said...

Anonymous, well that explains why the recipe makes perfect Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies! I love America's Test kitchen!

Mary Bostow said...

Bobbi,thank you for pinning! It's much appreciated! I hope you get to try them!

Mary Bostow said...

Shelly, I hope you get to try these,you will LOVE THEM!

Mary Bostow said...

Alexis,please come back and tell me how they liked them! Thanks for stopping by!

Gentle Joy said...

I have been very happy w/ my adjusted chocolate chip cookie recipe - we love it... but these also look amazing.. the melted butter is a twist, so we are going to try these... I love how they look - chewy in, crispy out. Thank you for sharing this.... it looks to be a winner. :)

Cathy Carroll said...

Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and the pecans are just an added bonus. Now, all I need is a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

Mary Bostow said...

Your welcome Cathy!!

Mary Bostow said...

Gentle Joy the melted butter is what makes them so soft and chewy, I hope you get to try them! Thanks for stopping by!

Kathi Riemer said...

Butter melted and cooled...hmmm...This recipe is a keeper! Thank you. Pinned...

Mary Bostow said...

Hi Kathi! The melted butter is the key to the soft chewy texture! Thank you for pinning,it's much appreciated!

Karen said...

Thank you for your great tips! I don't think I've ever heard of a cookie recipe calling for melted, instead of softened, butter. And all that beating…it has to produce an amazing cookie! I've pinned your recipe and am going to make my family be the guinea pigs for this one. I'm sure they won't mind at all! :)

Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday!

Mary Bostow said...

Thank you for Pinning Karen! Oh I don't think they'll mind at all! LOL!!

Jill Shepherd said...

They look soo good!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Kristen said...

These cookies look yummy! Chocolate Chip Cookies are not my speciality, but I keep trying to make them and get them right. I will have to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

Anna @ Just a Mum said...

Yum! They look so good, I will have to give them a try :-) Stopping by from the Weekend Re-Treat Link Party :-)

Cynthia Landrie said...

What would we do without cookies? These look absolutely heavenly. I want a big batch right now! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

Julie Murphy said...

First of all, just love the name of your blog! It makes me think of warm, out of the oven cookies, cakes, and pies. And these cookies look so yummy! Pinning these!
Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Dina@KitchenDreaming said...

Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! I love some Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies, can't wait to make these!
Dina@KitchenDreaming.com