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


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144 comments on “Jacques Torres’ Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Are the cookies soft and chewy??????
    I don’t like hard crunchy cookies!!!!!!

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

  3. I make these to give as gifts at Christmas every year. You do NOT need to buy Guittard. Ghiradelli is just as good and often on sale at the grocery store. I bought a 3lb bag of 60% chips at Costco today for $10. Easily less than buying the bars with less work and mess.

  4. I HAVE ACTUALLY MADE THESE COOKIES!!!! These cookies are the best. I make them all the time. My family surrounds me when I make them to get them fresh out of the oven. That little bit of salt on top is fantastic.

  5. i don’t have bread flour or cake flour around me, what should i substitute it with

  6. I have to say that these were the absolute WORST cookies I have ever eaten! I decided to make this recipe with a friend (who owns her own bakery) because the pictures looked so delicious, but these cookies were a complete let down. We followed each step exactly how it is outlined here, but the cookies tasted overwhelmingly like gluey flour and were not sweet at all, despite all the sugar. We followed the recipe exactly with no errors or substitutions, and they were still just awful. Those cheap Nestle cookies you get in the refrigerated section of the grocery store were 1000% better, and had way fewer ingredients! Save yourself the time, money, and effort and find an easier recipe that doesn’t include every type of flour in existence. You won’t regret it!

  7. Dang, I gave up before I read a comment by anyone who has actually made them.

    Not trying to be a jerk but this kills me in recipe comments.

    Wait. I went back to look further. Three people made them before I gave up again.

    Unless, “omg, !!!, and :):):)” means “I made them and my experience is such…”

  8. Im having a hard time finding these chocolate wafers, any idea where I might get these?

  9. I just made these for the 3rd time. In order to cut the cost a bit I bought a Trader Joes Pound plus 72 percent choc bar and chopped it up. The pieces were about the size of the pieces Torres sells and the bar cost less than $5. A good choice I think, these are excellent cookies.

  10. what’s the difference between cake flour and regular flour…I didn’t even know there was cake flour I thought flour is flour isn’t it?

  11. Oh my gosh, that looks so good! Will try to make them, if I manage to find any of those chocolate wafers where I live.. Just one question. Are the cookies soft? Because I like my chocolate chip cookies to be nice, soft and chewy :)

  12. I generally prefer to leave nuts out of my cookies when at work or when making them for a large group I’m not familiar with. It’s easier to just not put nuts into the cookies than it is to make one batch with nuts, one batch without, and then pray that someone with a nut allergy doesn’t eat the wrong one.

  13. Yum….I wanna try these SoO bad…haven’t baked in awhile…. seems like forever… I cant get these chips though… :(

  14. I tried to look up the recipe but it keeps blocking the site :( (on my work pc, only way I have internet right now).

  15. My family and friends love these. If you want to have a ‘wow’ factor, make these for the office, they will love them.

  16. I have made these over and over…THEY ARE INCREDIBLE. And, she is right about the scoop size. I use 1/2 cup of cookie dough per cookie.

    Hope you try them and enjoy them as much as we do here!

  17. I’ve been baking these for years. By far the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had. I have the ‘orginal’ (large scale) recipe from Martha Stewart and I roll the dough into logs, freeze and slice when we want fresh chocolate chip cookies, which is often!

  18. Oh boy these look so good! I love huge chewy chocolate chip cookies!!

  19. This is another amazing recipe. They turned out as delicious as they looked in your photos. By the way, I love your blog. You use amazing recipes, and your photos are great. Its fun to read through and find amazing treats that I want to try, and I feel like I already know how to make it because I have seen the step by step on your blog. Thanks so much. These are going to be a regular in my kitchen.

  20. I tried this and it’s THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! Don’t forget the sea salt becuase that makes a huge difference on the final product. Too bad the wafers cost so much…..

  21. This really is the absolute best chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’ve been using it for about a year now, and they always come out perfect. I have used the valrhona feves from central market and I’ve just chopped up chocolate as well. I like chopping it instead of using the discs, but that’s just my own preference. Still, such a great recipe. And with flaky pink salt… can’t get anything better.

  22. Oh Lord.. This look SO yummy! I can’t wait to try them

    XOXO from Venezuela!!!!

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  24. Woah! those look great, need to try this straight away!

  25. I love these cookies and have found that if you start with cold butter and let them sit in the fridge for 24 hours they turn out almost as good. One day I will splurge and make these pricey cookies. Yours look amazing.

  26. I don’t know how you American people do to make your cookies look so appetizing ! I’m starving right now…

  27. HOLY. COW. The combo of pastry flour and bread flour is incredible, and you’re right- waiting is the hardest part of this recipe. Amazing pictures… thank you!

  28. I made these cookies yesturday and they were heavenly!!! My new favorite cookie recipe for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  29. i like ur description. u have described such a simple steps anybody can easily follow these steps and prepare it. i always like ur bakery products.

  30. It’s one of my fav CCC recipe. I freeze the cookies in dough balls ready to bake when I am craving them.

  31. Hi, Bakerella!
    I am just wondering what size ice cream scoop you used, and where you found it? Thanks!!

  32. I made the dough on Sunday, baked them on Monday, and took them to work on Tuesday. I came home with an empty treat box and a smile. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  33. This is the best CCC in my opinion, use dark chocolate morsel.

  34. Oh.M.G! That may be the best looking chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever seen!!!! :) Totally making these!

  35. Thank you, Jacques!! I will be making this fabulous cookies and sending a care package to my son,who is in the Marine Corp. and stationed in N.C.

  36. They look delish!! <3

  37. Oh my heavens those look tasty! We are going to have to make these for homecoming (the time when my husband comes home from deployment). He loves cookies!

  38. This is my go to recipe. Once I found it I never used another one. It’s just soo delicious!

  39. I’m salivating just reading reading this post! Can’t wait to try this

  40. must.try.this!

  41. You were right, I watched the video and now I am making these cookies. I am due for a visit to Williams Sonoma any how! BTW – I was in Cost Plus the other day and saw your cake pop book there, you are everywhere. And since I have been following you forever I feel so proud, like… oh, there my friends book! hehe. Thanks for the cake pop revolution, it’s changed our lives!

  42. I agree, these look awesome and worth a try. Jacques used to have a cooking show where he came out on roller skates!!

  43. THAT is one seriously chocolate cookie. I think I am in love!

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

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

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

  47. 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!

    Greetings from austria,


  48. 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

  49. 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!

  50. 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 :)

  51. 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!

  52. This looks too delicious!

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

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

  55. 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)

  56. este es el tipo de galleta que me hacn soñar

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

  58. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  64. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!PERFECT!!!

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

  66. 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~!!

  67. 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.

  68. :drooooooooollllll!!!!!:

  69. 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!

  70. oh myyyyy, these look so good!
    xo, cheyenne

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

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

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

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

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

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

  77. 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:)


  78. Mmm, they look yummy!

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

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

  81. 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.

  82. The chocolate cookies are my favorite, these looks wonderful.


  84. Oh. My. Goodness. These look incredible!

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

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

  87. 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! (:

  88. 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!

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

  90. 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!

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

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

  93. 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!

  94. 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.

  95. 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!!

  96. 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.

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

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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!

  101. 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!!

  102. What?! These cookies are already calling me …

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

  103. 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 =)

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

  105. 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.

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

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

  108. 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!!
    I always use these, because we don’t have the small ones:p

  109. Omg these look amazing !!!

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

  111. I love how much chocolate is crammed into these cookies!

  112. 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.

  113. 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!

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

  115. 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.

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

  117. 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 :) :)

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

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

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

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

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

  123. 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!

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

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

    Et tu, tutu?

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

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

  128. 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!

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

  130. 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.

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

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

  133. These are now on my list for next weekend!!

  134. Yum! These look delicious! Thanks for sharing! XO

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

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

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

  138. 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?

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

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

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