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Did you know that the TV version of Alton Brown Chocolate Chip Cookies is different than the one published online? Get the recipe that actually works!

Alton Brown Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you know that the TV version of Alton Brown Chocolate Chip Cookies is different than the one published online? Get the recipe that actually works!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 228 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter equal to two sticks, or 16 tablespoons
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour plus more, see next line down
  • 3 tablespoons bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus extra for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.  Set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Sift the all of the flour, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl.  Set aside.

  3. In a pourable bowl or cup, whisk together the egg, the yolk, the milk, and the vanilla extract until combined.  Set aside.

  4. Add the melted butter to the work bowl of your stand mixer.  Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar.  Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.

  5. Reduce speed to low and slowly pour in the liquid mixture.  Mix for about 30 seconds, or until incorporated.

  6. Add the flour mixture a little at a time (still on low speed), stopping to scrape down the sides of the work bowl occasionally, until incorporated.  Don't overmix.  The cookie dough will be very soft and gooey.

  7. Stop the mixer.  Add the chocolate chips to the work bowl and stir in.  Press plastic wrap to the top of the cookie dough to prevent drying, and seal the top of the bowl with more plastic wrap to make sure the batter doesn't dry out.  Chill in the refrigerator for one hour.

  8. Preheat to 375 F.  Scoop out 1 1/2 ounce portions of cookie dough on parchment paper lined cookie sheets (limit the number of cookies to 6 per sheet).  The cookie dough mounds should be tall, not flattened (the shape of short cylinders standing on end works best).  Garnish each mound with a little sea salt, very gently pressing the salt on to make it stick.

  9. Bake for about 15 minutes. Slide the cookies on the parchment on to racks to cool.

Recipe Notes

Measure carefully for best results.  For flour, baking soda, or salt, gently spoon it into the measuring cup or spoon, then level the top by scraping across with a knife.  For brown sugar, fill the measuring cup and very gently press down to lightly pack it in.

Nutrition Facts
Alton Brown Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (50 g)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 112
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.4g19%
Saturated Fat 7.9g49%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 221mg10%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 26.9g9%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 16.8g19%
Protein 2.8g6%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.