Monday, August 13, 2012

Jacques Torres’ Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jacques Torres' Chocolate Chip Cookies

These have been on my To-Bake List for a while now. Ever since my mom emailed me the link to this recipe and video from an episode of The Chew. They are crazy amazing chocolate chip cookies from Jacques Torres. Watch the video with the recipe if you have a minute. Jacques is just so cute.

But I warn you, if you do, you’ll want to make these cookies just like I did.


Chocolate covered cookie dough

Mainly because the cookie dough is filled with these…


… giving you lots of chocolate with every bite.

Oh my oh my.

Thank you Jacques!

Cookie Ingredients

The recipe calls for cake flour and bread flour and of course all the other goodies that go in to making chocolate chip cookies.

But it’s the chips that kept calling me, beckoning me to make them.

The recipe uses large chocolate wafers.


As in much bigger than the ones you find at the grocery store.

I bought these Guittard chips in Williams-Sonoma. They are not inexpensive so be prepared to spend a little dough if you make these cookies.

And here are some you can order from Jacques.

P.S. these aren’t the kind of candy coatings you use in cake pops either if you were curious.

Cookie Dough

The only thing difficult about this recipe is waiting.

The dough should chill for 24 hours.

I basically call it torture.

But when it’s time to bake them, you get to enjoy the other reason why I wanted to make these babies.

You don’t use a small or regular cookie scoop for these.


We’re talking ice cream-sized scoops of chocolate chip cookie dough.

Cookie Dough


Mini Mountains of mega morsels.

Cookie Dough

Sprinkle a little sea salt on before baking. Do it.

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ummm… yum!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

And pretty much perfect.

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Here’s the recipe:

Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Print it out and make them for a special day. Like today.

You’ll be glad you did.

Jacques Torres' Chocolate Chip Cookies


Angela H. said...

Oh my, these look incredible. Will have to try this recipe asap. :)

August 13, 2012 02:07 AM
Tami said...

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies, those look divine! Nice seeing you in Atlanta at Amy Atlas book signing! xoxo

August 13, 2012 02:08 AM
Julie said...

Oh my those look really good. My 3 year old has a dairy allergy so I have to use dark chocolate and fake butter but I bet they will still be awesome. Have you tried Velata chocolate?

August 13, 2012 02:14 AM
Aikko said...

Oh my! All that chocolate goodness! :) I will definitely try this one! :) Will regular table salt do for this one? :)

August 13, 2012 02:16 AM
Zoila @ Squared Party Printables said...

I’ve been dying to make these, but the 24-hour wait keeps putting me off. Your pictures make them look so worth it.

August 13, 2012 02:17 AM
Gina said...

I seen that episode frm The Chew I printed out the recipe to bake these.You inspired me to get to it :)

August 13, 2012 02:18 AM
Jamielyn@iheartnaptime said...

Yum! These look delicious! Thanks for sharing! XO

August 13, 2012 02:19 AM
Tammy Grimes said...

These are now on my list for next weekend!!

August 13, 2012 02:24 AM
Carina said...

I gave up sweets and baked goods for the month of august but i swear i will have these september 1st!!! They look amazing!

August 13, 2012 02:25 AM
Jakki said...

AHHH I remember eating his chocolate in NY last time I went. They were delicious :D I really want choc chip cookies now ;_;

August 13, 2012 02:26 AM
Ilan (IronWhisk Blog) said...

Those chocolate chip cookies look wonderful!

I wonder what the bread and pastry flours do. I recently posted about French croissants made with those flours, but this is cookies.. it’s so much different!

Neat, nonetheless.

August 13, 2012 02:32 AM
Cindy C said...

I am always searching for a great Chocolate Chip Cookie! These look unbelievely good!

August 13, 2012 02:32 AM
Ala said...

Unfair. I am so making these tomorrow and then setting up camp and waiting. I’m thinking that if I stare at them long enough, they might go through the 24-hour cycle faster. Maybe. Probably not. But thanks for sharing!

August 13, 2012 02:59 AM
Tania faccone said...

I literally just made chocolate chip cookies before reading this, now I want to make more!

August 13, 2012 02:59 AM
Sosheil said...

Wowee! Howse about a little flour with your chocolate? SURE!!!

August 13, 2012 03:08 AM
Lindsey said...

Those cookies look so stinkin’ good! Can’t wait to try!

Et tu, tutu?

August 13, 2012 03:13 AM
Amy said...

I think I’ve seen chocolate wafers at Trader Joe’s . Their bulk chocolate is quite good–at least 66% cocoa solids.

August 13, 2012 03:22 AM
lynn b said...

Pure torture since chocolate chips are my fav dessert and I am trying to lose baby weight from babe #3! Not right I’m telling ya!

August 13, 2012 03:26 AM
ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

They look divine! It’ll be pretty hard to share ….

August 13, 2012 04:48 AM
Tanya said...

wow they look so good ! Special day tomorrow i will give them a try
thanks ..

August 13, 2012 05:28 AM
holly said...

amazing, as always! I’d like to take those to school for my excursion.

August 13, 2012 05:30 AM
Jeline said...

omg yuuum! <3

August 13, 2012 05:34 AM
Domonique said...

So weird, I was in the mood to make these today, now I definitely wanna make them :)

August 13, 2012 06:01 AM
Colette said...

I’ve been craving choco-chippers the last few days, too! Gotta try this Jacques version. Thanks!

August 13, 2012 06:13 AM
mindy1 said...

OMG Jacque is my favorite chocolate man, I went to his store in NYC, it was AMAZING, if you are ever in NYC you should go and order the wicked hot chocolate ;). Those cookies look amazing :) :)

August 13, 2012 06:33 AM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

You sold me! I can’t wait to try these!

August 13, 2012 06:46 AM
Seanna Lea said...

These look like the World Peace Cookies that were in the NYT a few years ago. I don’t remember those using both cake and bread flour, but other than that do you remember any other differences?

Either way, they look delicious. I’m just not sure if I want to make a different recipe than the World Peace Cookies.

August 13, 2012 07:02 AM
Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

You really can’t beat a cookie oozing with chocolate!

August 13, 2012 07:13 AM
Jasmine said...

These look incredible. The waiting would be difficult for me too, but those cross-section shots of the cookies with all the ooey gooey chocolate look too good to be true!

On a side note, I love your photography!

August 13, 2012 07:43 AM
nancy k. said...

I have made this recipe but used large bittersweet choc chips and didn’t make them huge…just large. They were good but similar to other basic chocolate chip cookie dough recipes It must be the overlaod of chocolate wafers and the big size them so special. Guess I will have to give them a try exactly as the recipe dictates.

August 13, 2012 07:47 AM
Jen @ Savory Simple said...

I love how much chocolate is crammed into these cookies!

August 13, 2012 07:49 AM
Janine ( said...

Wow… They do look like they are filled with chocolatey awesomeness! Does the texture end up being more chewy or cakey?

August 13, 2012 07:55 AM
Martjan said...

Omg these look amazing !!!

August 13, 2012 08:06 AM
Anisa said...

Monday is becoming my favorite day!! always looking forward to it because then it’s my time to bake ;)
And the chocolate makes everything better

PS: here in Belgium we have awsome large chocolate wafers, check it out!!
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I always use these, because we don’t have the small ones:p

August 13, 2012 08:09 AM
marla said...

Really, really. Nice. LOVE the gobs of drippy chocolate.

August 13, 2012 08:10 AM
Danielle @ Dani Cakes said...

This really is the BEST cookie recipe out there! Yours look so delicious!

August 13, 2012 08:10 AM
robin @ our semi organic life said...

I love this recipe! I’ve been making it for a couple years and won’t make another chocolate chip cookie. I’ve never sprung for the chocolate disks but it tastes great with chips! I agree the waiting is the worst.

August 13, 2012 08:16 AM
Wicked Goodies said...

umm….yes please!

August 13, 2012 08:23 AM
JolleenTheGraffitiedGardenia said...

Yum! Can’t wait to try these, pinned it.

August 13, 2012 08:29 AM
Ally said...

This chocolate chip cookies are the BEST ever!! If in a pinch I use Ghirardelli’s dark bittersweet chips as they are larger than regular semisweet chips.

When making this I plan on baking something else right after to forget about the chocolate chip cookie dough that will be in my fridge for the next 36 hours =)

August 13, 2012 08:36 AM
Rita said...

What?! These cookies are already calling me …

And Mr. Jacques has a great site – thanks ;)

August 13, 2012 08:39 AM
Brandi said...

These.look.amazing!!! My 3yo and I always look at “our friend’s” page together, as he already has a love for baking and helping in the kitchen. Today he said, “Mommy, do you think our friend Bakerella would make some of those cookies for us?” LOL — looks like I’ll be making some of these soon!!

August 13, 2012 08:54 AM
Tammy Copenhaver said...

These cookies look amazing! Thank you for sharing all these recipes and detailing the ingredients and providing such glorious pictures!

Can’t wait to try these!

August 13, 2012 09:25 AM
Cali @ said...

Why do these look like the most amazing chocolate chip cookies I ever? My baby would love these, I don’t like chocolate (I know I know..don’t pass out) but I know enough people that these have been pushed to the “make this week” list.

August 13, 2012 09:27 AM
Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen said...

I cannot handle how delicious those cookies look. It just makes me want to snuggle up in some pajamas, putter in the kitchen, and pop in a good movie.

August 13, 2012 09:29 AM
Jenny Flake said...

I’ve been wanting to make this recipe forever!!! Looks wonderful and now I’m totally making them :) xoxo

August 13, 2012 09:44 AM
rkf222 said...

OH MY GOD! I’ve been hunting for a perfect cookie recipe and i saw these on Martha Stewart’s site but STILL didn’t make them! Now I’m gonna HAVE to!:O :))

Yet I’m a little disappointed with you, Bake, cause i really enjoy the step-by-step HD HD HD photos you post, the main attracting thing that makes me check your site daily. I really enjoy watching from the moment you crack the egg until you take the baked good out of your oven.:3

By the way, I’m not American, I live at Oman, a country that has borders with United Arab Emirates. And, I’m only fourteen, and i started visiting your site hearing from my best friend (and I remember the post, too, it was the Oreo cupcakes’ post ;p), and i am hooked to your site ever since.

Plus, you have the credit for me starting to bake. A HUGE thank you from my whole family and me. 0:)

Your number one fan.

August 13, 2012 10:00 AM
esther said...

I sometimes buy Vharona chips from WholeFoods as well.

This is seriously the best cookies on planet earth. There’s no doubt about it! I’m so glad you got to enjoy the awesomeness of these cookies too!!

August 13, 2012 10:00 AM
Ana said...

I can’t resist any chocolate chip cookie recipe. These will be done as soon as I get the chips. Yummy! I can already taste them.

August 13, 2012 10:25 AM
Loranda said...

I don’t like chocolate chips in my cookies. But these look melted enough for my liking so that should be OK. I think chocolate should be disappeared from this cruel earth! ANyone who agrees with me please say FOR THE COOKIES!

August 13, 2012 10:36 AM
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

So much chocolate! The sea salt sold me :) beautiful!

August 13, 2012 10:48 AM
Muddy Kinzer said...

Oh, yes. These look amazing. I just printed out the recipe and will be making these soon!

August 13, 2012 10:50 AM
Barbara said...

Going to try this soon – look decadent! We’re all chocaholics in my family. Question: I never saw a flour ingredient listed as cups minus tbsps. Do you just measure 2 c & then take out 2 tbsp? I’ve done many cups + tbsp but not other way around. Thanks!

August 13, 2012 11:25 AM
Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Yes. These look incredible. Thank you for sharing!

August 13, 2012 11:28 AM
Ruth M said...

I saw these on The Chew also and had to make them. I forgot the 24 chill part and they still turned out awesome! I love the size and the sea salt adds such an unexpected surprise – do not skip that step!

August 13, 2012 12:17 PM
dana said...

felicitaciones por lo que haces! se muy rico y bello por lo que haces me alegra el haber encontrado esta pagina para aprender un poco de cosas dulces, ya que me encantan hacerlas! exitos! (:

August 13, 2012 12:21 PM
Caroline L. said...

Goodness gracious, these look sinful! I want, I want!! :)

August 13, 2012 12:24 PM
Carla @ Carlas Confections said...

Wow I really want those! Oh goodness they look good :)

August 13, 2012 12:52 PM
Maria T said...

Oh. My. Goodness. These look incredible!

August 13, 2012 12:56 PM
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August 13, 2012 12:57 PM
Ana said...

The chocolate cookies are my favorite, these looks wonderful.

August 13, 2012 02:37 PM
Jolene ( said...

I have never been able to find that chocolate that they call for in this recipe, but now that you say Williams Sonoma has it, I will be on the lookout next time I am in a city with that store.

August 13, 2012 02:48 PM
Megan @ Megan's Munchies said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the mega morsels!! Wish I had some of that cookie dough now! YUM!

August 13, 2012 03:26 PM
Lori Silbert said...

Would you say these are soft, chewy or crispy cookies? They look delicious but my family will only eat soft / chewy cookies!

August 13, 2012 03:43 PM
Eftychia said...

Mmm, they look yummy!

August 13, 2012 04:35 PM
alison said...

Yum! I recently made the same recipe and used them as a base for icecream sandwiches. These were the perfect cookie since they are super chewy:)

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August 13, 2012 04:40 PM
Tracy {Pale Yellow} said...

Amazing! The giant chocolate chips make we want to jump right through the computer screen!

August 13, 2012 04:42 PM
Jen Ramos said...

oh my gosh! my mouth is seriously watering!!!

August 13, 2012 05:04 PM
Patricia Calef said...

Do you hate my hips? Do you? Cause thats where these babies are going.

August 13, 2012 05:26 PM
Patricia Calef said...

The big chips are also available at safeways and raley’s.

August 13, 2012 05:27 PM
Patricia said...

You can buy the big chips at regular grocery stores also.

August 13, 2012 05:28 PM
Mal @ The Chic Geek said...

These look like some truly fabulous chocolate chip cookies! Yum!

August 13, 2012 05:34 PM
cheyenne said...

oh myyyyy, these look so good!
xo, cheyenne

August 13, 2012 05:45 PM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I’ve been wanting to make these for a while now. I just love Jacques! Next time I make it to NYC, I so need to visit his Hudson Street Shop. These look amazing Miss Angie!

August 13, 2012 05:51 PM
Beth said...


August 13, 2012 06:13 PM
Terri A. said...

I love this recipe. The only things I do different is I chop up a big hunk of chocolate into big pieces instead of using the big chips. I also scoop my dough into regular sized portions and then chill them for 24 hours. I once made these and took them to work and someone said that would now be the chocolate chip cookie to compare all chocolate chip cookies to.

August 13, 2012 06:36 PM
Jennifer H said...

I *wish* I lived next door to YOU!! I would stop by for a snack every day!!! YUMMM!!!!! :-)
You make the MOST delicious looking treats~!!

August 13, 2012 07:01 PM
Sarah said...

Holy cow these look amazing. I love love love chocolate so these will definitely be in my baking future.

August 13, 2012 07:26 PM
isadora said...


August 13, 2012 07:44 PM
Mom said...

Thanks for finally making these. They ARE as good as they look!!!!!

August 13, 2012 08:25 PM
Amanda said...

Oh… my… word. I am already feeling feeling the approach of a chocolate coma…..

August 13, 2012 09:01 PM
Tory said...

This is so uncanny! I just saw this recipe on food gawker and felt very inclined to make them. They were delicious!!

August 13, 2012 09:35 PM
Elaine said...

OH MY GOODNESS–YUM! Thank you! This is going on my to-bake list!

August 13, 2012 09:38 PM
Jessie said...

These look beyond amazing!! You can never have too much chocolate. I wish I had some in front of me right now!!

August 13, 2012 09:47 PM
Jolleen The Graffitied Gardenia said...

I added these to my weekly fav five pins! YUM!!

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August 13, 2012 10:59 PM
Rachel said...

I’ve been making these since Jamie posted the recipe on MBA. They are the best coookies ever. While I agree that using the Guittard takes it to a whole other level, since they are so expensive, I usually just used the Ghirardelli 60% from the grocery store. While not nearly as large as the Guittard, they are larger and flatter than nestle, which I wouldn’t use for this recipe! The Ghirardelli still give you those beautiful, solid lines of chocolate throughout the cookie. These cookies are addictive and it’s hard to wait, but they are soooo worth it!

August 14, 2012 01:15 AM
sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

oh that is just wrong, too much good stuff going on!

August 14, 2012 09:39 AM
martha torres said...

este es el tipo de galleta que me hacn soñar

August 14, 2012 10:07 AM
Christina Main said...

I made these same cookies a few months back and they were heavenly! I did change up the butter and make it browned butter though- OH MY WORD!

GREAT POST! (As always)

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August 14, 2012 12:15 PM
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel said...

I STILL need to try this one. It’s on my list.

August 14, 2012 03:51 PM
Nick @ Bakingbeardy said...

Look absolutely delicious! My one challenge would be finding the wafers!

August 14, 2012 04:03 PM
Bob said...

This looks too delicious!

August 14, 2012 06:24 PM
winnie dolderer said...

Oh my heavens. I will look for those chocolates so I can make these (when it cools down here!) I ADORE his champagne truffles.. It is my favorite candy…Tattingers champagne in each cork! He is so wonderful. I love his hot chocolate also. Thanks for sharing!

August 14, 2012 09:14 PM
Aisha said...

Is there a queen of the bake sale title? If so I am going to need to get some tiara polish. I am going to try these for the next bake sale and I am sure it will be a hit.

Thanks for this recipe. I don’t get to watch a lot of TV, so I would have missed out on this.

BTW you photography is amazing. I licked my computer screen :)

August 15, 2012 12:03 AM
mel tardy said...

Silly question….I would love to order these chocolate wafers from heaven, but I live in Phoenix AZ, (118 degrees yesterday) and am worried how they ship them. I fear they would arrive and be one big giant melted chocolate puddle….?
They do look amazing!

August 15, 2012 12:00 PM
wafa (The Sweet Tooth) said...

You make me want to eat..and EAT AND NEVER STOP EATING :O :D
I made your chocolate cake and it turned out amazing! My mum has been after my life to thank you! So thank you… SOOOOO MUCHHHHH!!!! :-D

August 15, 2012 01:20 PM
Laura said...

Hi :)

I just wanted to tell you that I read almost your complete blog over the last few days (at least scrolled through all the pages until 35, where i kept getting an error), and it really inspired me to bake again :) thank you for beeing awesome!
I will add your book to my christmas wishlist!
If you want to, you can see what I made today – peanut butter-chocolate chunk-marshmallow-cookies!
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Greetings from austria,


August 15, 2012 01:50 PM
The Counselor Mom said...

My all time fave cookie that looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it!

August 15, 2012 02:05 PM
Sabrina said...

Oh. My. Gosh. These look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try them!!

August 15, 2012 04:01 PM
Spencer said...

Looks like a great recipe! I would so love to try some. I love a good cookie and these look amazing!

August 15, 2012 09:05 PM
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