The Ritz-Carlton based Chocolate Chip Cookie

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A perfectly decadent chocolate chip cookie!

If you wanted to have the Original Ritz Carlton ingredients, it's below... but the reason I call it 'Ritz Carlton based' is because I adjusted the sugars. Yikes! That was a lot to begin with!

Turned out crispy on the edges and nice and chewy on the inside.

The recipe yielded exactly 99 regular sized cookies, I guess the Ritz portioned the recipe for the large sizes they sell in the bakery. Great for sharing.

1 lb., 4 oz. butter (only used 1 lb)
2 cups sugar  (reduced to 1 cup)
2 cups brown sugar (reduced to 1 cup)
5 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract (made it 4 tsp)
6 cups all purpose flour (whole wheat unbleached)
1 tsp. baking soda (+ 1 tsp baking powder)
1 tsp. salt
4 cups chocolate chips (probably 3-1/2 cups was enough)

1. Mix butter until soft, add sugar and mix until incorporated.
2. Add brown sugar until incorporated and scrape bowl.
3. Add eggs a little at a time until fully incorporated.
4. Add vanilla extract. Scrape bowl.

5. Combine dry ingredients and add a little at a time to sugar mixture until fully incorporated and scrape bowl.
6. Add chocolate chips all at once until incorporated.

7. Use a 4-oz. ice cream scoop (or 1/2 C. measure) to scoop the raw cookie dough on to a cookie sheet.
These guys are huge! Adjust accordingly or I should say, aesthetically.
8. Bake at 335 degrees until done, about 18-20 minutes.

The cookie monster at his job:

October 10, 2011 update

Okay, I did a bit of tweaking... added:
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
and reduced the white sugar to 1-1/2 cups.
Then I found out that I could have done with just 1 cup white and 1 cup brown coz the chips contributed to the sweetness as well. So the latest amounts are in parentheses, which I would now call my own recipe. Time for another post ...

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