Monday, March 2, 2015
Ritz Carlton 5 star cookies, The Best Cookies!
These are by far the best cookies I have made. Once upon a time I would have argued until I fainted that the Neiman Marcus cookies I use to make all the time were THE best. These NEW best cookies are much easier and less fiddley to make and you can yield 50+ cookies (depending on your size) very easily. I made about 40 large cookies and the rest were smaller ones. Enjoy:)
Ritz Carlton Cookies
565g (5 sticks) butter softened to room temp
5 eggs (room temp)
2 cups brown sugar packed
2 cups caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
6 cups plain flour
4 cups choc chips/bits
1. Cream butter and two sugars until smooth and creamy on medium speed
2. Add eggs one at a time
3. Add vanilla and beat in on high speed until all combined and smooth
4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda, and salt.
5. Add flour mixture to wet mixture 2 cups at a time.
6. Fold choc chips through.
Place cookie dough in fridge for about an hour.
Pre heat oven to 180C. Place large dessert spoonfuls of mixture on cookie sheet / baking tray spaced evenly apart. Place in fridge or freezer for a further couple of minutes before baking. While one sheet is baking set up the next sheet and leave in fridge or freezer until ready to be baked. Bake 10-12mins or until browning on top.
Take out and allow to stand a minute or two then cool on a wire rack. Repeat until all cookies are deliciously baked and you feel like you want to camp out in your kitchen until the smell subsides!
NB. I didn't actually remember to count all the cookies but there were at least 50, very likely to be close to 60 or more cookies. At least a dozen of them were small sized about the size of your hand when you make a circle with the first finger and your thumb, but count from the edge of your finger and thumb, not the inside circle. I do recommend you refrigerate your cookie dough, unless its a cold winters day and your heater isn't working.
** I also froze a portion of the cookies and hid them at the back of my freezer so my kids wouldn't find them....they did though!! ***