Chef Thomas Keller’s Recipe for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall is here and we know what that means: It’s strictly baking season. While we’re down to brush adult on a baking skills all year turn (and let’s face it, they could use some critical work), there’s usually something about a frail tumble atmosphere that creates us crave homemade chocolate chip cookies. And we know we’re not a usually ones.

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Chef Thomas Keller might be a force behind dual of a many famous restaurants in a country—Per Se in New York City and The French Laundry in Yountville, California—but apparently one of his favorite things to eat isn’t surfaced in foie gras or Black Winter Truffles—it is chocolate chip cookies.

In his cookbook  Ad Hoc At Home he revealed: “There’s a comfort in things that are with us all a lives. My favorite? Without hesitation: chocolate chip. Ideally, crunchy on a outside, chewy on a inside.”

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Want a tiny comfort in your life this autumn? Give Keller’s chocolate chip cookie recipe a whirl.

Thomas Keller’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Ad Hoc At Home, by Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz, along with Susie Heller, Michael Ruhlman and Amy Vogler.


  • 2 1/3 cups and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 ounces 55 percent chocolate, cut into chip-sized pieces (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 5 ounces 70 to 72 percent chocolate, cut into chip-sized pieces (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 bruise (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 crater packaged dim brownish-red sugar, preferably molasses sugar
  • 3/4 crater granulated sugar
  • 2 vast eggs


  1. Position a oven racks in a reduce and top thirds of a oven and preheat a oven to 350°F. Line dual baking sheets with Silpats or vellum paper.
  2. Sift a flour and baking soda into a middle bowl. Stir in a salt.
  3. Put a chips in a fine-mesh basket sieve and shake to mislay any chocolate “dust” (small fragments).
  4. In a play of a mount mixer propitious with a paddle, beat, half a butter on middle speed until sincerely smooth. Add both sugars and a remaining butter, and kick until good combined, afterwards kick for a few minutes, until a reduction is light and creamy. Scrape down a sides of a bowl. Add a eggs one during a time, violence until a initial one is incorporated before adding a subsequent and scraping a play as necessary. Add a dry mixture and brew on low speed to combine. Mix in a chocolate.
  5. Remove a play from a mixer and overlay a mix with a spatula to be certain that a chocolate is uniformly incorporated. The mix or made cookies can be refrigerated, good wrapped, for adult to 5 days or solidified for adult to dual weeks. Freeze made cookies on a baking sheets until firm, afterwards send to freezer containers. Defrost solidified cookies overnight in a fridge before baking.
  6. Using about dual turn tablespoons per cookie, figure mix into balls. Arrange 8 cookies on any pan, withdrawal about dual inches between them, since a mix will spread.
  7. Bake for twelve minutes, or until a tops are no longer shiny, switching a position and rotating pans median by baking.
  8. Cool cookies on a pans on cooling racks for about dual mins to organisation them adult a bit, afterwards send to a racks to cold completely. Repeat with second collection of cookies. The cookies can be stored in an indisputable enclosure for adult to dual days.

Originally posted Oct 2013. Updated Oct 2017.

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