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Dec 20

full-chocolate-chip-cookies.jpg*Wendy Gaynor’s ‘Perfect’ Chocolate Chunk Cookies

8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups semisweet chunks (preferably imported).

1. Place the butter in a large bowl and cream at high speed until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy, about 4
minutes, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until completely mixed.

2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture at low speed until just combined and add vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl down, until blended. Do not overmix.

3. Add chocolate chunks and mix till thoroughly combined. Refrigerate batter until cold, preferably overnight.

4. Preheat a conventional oven to 350 degrees or a convection oven to 300 degrees, and line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop heaping spoonfuls of batter 2 inches apart on the lined baking sheets and bake, turning tray once, until golden brown around edges and soft (but not bubbly), about 9 minutes in a convection oven or 12 in a conventional one. Cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 36 to 72 cookies, depending on size.

*This recipe appeared in The New York Times on October 27, 2002.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (390 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  1. marissa /

    hi there. this is such a great website for filipinos in the US! thanks for sharing the recipes of my parents’ birthplace! keep up the good work

  2. This looks delicious (I’m a chocolate chip cookie FIEND!) but I’m curious as to what type of cookies this recipe makes- crunchy? chewy? cakey?

  3. wow! chocolates….
    I really love chocolates…
    I will try this recipe
    I hope that there would also be a recipe in making delicasies from all over the world so that we can just make it at home and would not need to worry on traveling in diff. countries just to taste their wonderful treats….^__^

    God Bles!

  4. theresa lim /

    i love this recipe. pls post more cookie recipe 😀

  5. I was actually looking for a pancake recipe as we just had shrove tuesday here in the UK [ I missed it ] , I think I will cook these for my daughter instead. I wonder if the granulated suger were to be replaced by brown suger would the cookies appear more rustic, if you think about it in days gone by the refined sugar would not have been available. Also mybe a bed of jam/syrub could be added, thanks for posting this..

  6. maleth /

    iv tried it, and it was great, the whole family loves it . . . tnx fr sharing the recipe . . . keep it up. God bless

  7. thank u for sharing this recipe….. i hope that u

    will show us more

    recipes of cookies…

    god bless….

  8. thank u for sharing this recipe….. i hope that u

    will show us more

    recipes of cookies…

    god bless….

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