These cookies really live up to their name – they are perfection! Perfect Chocolate Chip cookies, made with browned butter, are one of the best I have ever made!
Today is TheBetterHalf’s birthday! His golden birthday to be exact, turning 28 on May 28! I had good intentions to bake him a cake yesterday, but the weather in NYC was absolutely perfect so we spent the day at Central Park with friends. When it is 70 and sunny, being outside trumps baking! (one of the very few things that trump baking) TheBetterHalf loves chocolate peanut butter anything, but I think his second favorite dessert is classic chocolate chip cookies. So instead of a cake, I have “Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies” in honor of his birthday.
I was a little skeptical of the name when I saw it on the Cook’s Illustrated app – there are so many amazing chocolate chip cookie recipes out there (like this one), how are they so sure that theirs is the “perfect” one? Well after I tried this recipe, I am convinced – these are perfect chocolate chip cookies!! They are soft and chewy in the middle, crisp on the edges, and have the most amazing caramel toffee flavor! The main differences between this recipe and your standard chocolate chip cookie recipe is that it uses browned butter, more brown sugar than granulated sugar, and one less egg white. These changes help achieve a cookie with the perfect texture and flavor. And another bonus with using browned butter is that you don’t have to wait for the butter to come to room temperature, making this the perfect recipe for impromptu cookie baking! It’s definitely a winner!
Can never have enough cookie recipes!