perfecting the chocolate chip cookie at high altitude

I am thrilled with myself.  I futzed around a few times but finally got it.  We will now be loaded with chocolate chip cookies in Utah for years to come.

Preheat oven to 350 at a convection bake ( if you don't have convection, no big deal )

I always make a double recipe:

3 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature (28 tsp)

2 cups light brown sugar

1 cup (actually just a little less than a cup) of white sugar

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

3 tsp. vanilla

4 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

18 ounces milk chocolate chocolate chips

(in essence 1 1/2 bags of the 24 ounce size)

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.  Beat butter until soft.  Add sugars and really beat until totally incorporated.  Add the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time beating in between each addition.  Add vanilla and beat again.  Add the flour into the mixture 3 separate times beating in between each addition.  Now add the chocolate chips and beat on low until they are mixed in.  You should use a mix-master and it only takes a few seconds for the chocolate chips to mix in. 

On a parchment lined cookie sheet put 12 round balls that are about a tablespoon size and are about an inch apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until browned.



Comments (Archived):

  1. kirklove

    I have yet to sample a GG chocolate chip. I want to very much. They look divine even at 10,000 feet. 😉

    1. Gotham Gal

      will make sure you get one at nyc altitude…

  2. Guest

    Those look 100x better than the ones I got yesterday from Whole Foods.  

    1. Gotham Gal

      i sure hope so!

  3. romeo - mortal kombat

    that treats . .

  4. ellen

    Wish you would bag them and sell them.  I used to get the best cc cookies from cookies express and then they closed and opened a kosher bakery and it was never the same. The recipe seems easy but I know it will never work for me.Forget Whole Foods cookies. They are horrible.  I get physically sick from them.Does anyone know where to buy a good cc cookie metrowest of Boston? I like soft but not cakey. 

  5. Jen

    Will be trying these here in Colorado soon!

    1. Gotham Gal

      excellent. let me know how they turn out!

  6. Pam

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! It’s hard to make things work at altitude.. I am at 5430′

    1. Gotham Gal

      altitude is strange when it comes to baking or even regular cooking. i am so excited that these work.

  7. RichardF

    Yum…..perfect apres ski sugar boost!

  8. Angela Moulton

    These look good!

  9. Decorators In London

    Looks so yummy!

  10. Provobradleys

    These are perfect! Made them twice already. But, you make a DOUBLE batch? I have 6 teenagers and that seems a lot even to me! Thanks for the great recipe!