Chocolate chip cookies are the best kind of cookies in the world for me. It’s quick and easy to make, the ingredients are pantry staples, and it tastes great!
Having said that, I am up for testing any variation of this classic. I recently came across an instagram post about Chocolate Chip Sables, which then kept me up all night, searching for the recipe so that I could try it too. It is basically a shortbread cookie + chocolate chip cookie, combined in the most delightful, decadent way.
- 255 grams total salted butter (2¼ sticks),cold, cut into ½-inch pieces
- ½ cup(100 grams) granulated sugar
- ¼ cup(55 grams) light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups(325 grams) all-purpose flour
- 6 ounces(170 grams) semi-sweet or bittersweet dark chocolate chips
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Demerara or Turbinado sugar, for rolling
- Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or a hand held mixer, (I used the Thermomix) beat the butter, both sugars and vanilla on medium-high till it’s light and fluffy (3 to 5 minutes for a stand mixer; 6 to 8 for a hand mixer). Using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl and, with the mixer on low, slowly add the flour, then add the chocolate chunks, and mix just to blend. If necessary, knead the dough with your hands to make sure the flour is completely incorporated. At this point, the dough should be smooth and feel like Play-Doh.
- Divide the dough in half, placing each half on a large piece of plastic wrap. Fold the plastic over so that it covers the dough to protect your hands from getting sticky. Using your hands, form the dough into a log shape; rolling it on the counter will help you smooth it out, but don’t worry about getting it perfect. Each half should form a 8 inch log, 2 inches in diameter. Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brush the outside of the logs with the beaten egg and roll them in the demerara sugar, to make the edges extra delicious.
- Using a serrated knife, carefully slice each log into ½-inch-thick rounds (if you hit a chocolate chunk, slowly saw back and forth through the chocolate). If the cookies break or fall apart, just press them back together — the dough is very forgiving. Place them on the prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart (they won’t spread much). Sprinkle with flaky salt.
- Bake until the edges are just beginning to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before eating them all.
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