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Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies
Ringo H. W. Chiu / For The Times

Dear SOS: Annie's chocolate chip cookies at Clementine in Century City are darn near inimitable. Rachel Davidson and Jeffrey Janger Los Angeles Dear Rachel and Jeffrey: Annie Miler of Clementine bakes these in a convection oven to give them a ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes | Makes about 14 cookies
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pastilles

Step 1Mix together the cake and all-purpose flours, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

Step 2Cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer just until the butter chunks disappear. Beat in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Mix in the flour mixture. Stir in the pastilles.

Step 3Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until very cold, 1 hour or overnight.

Step 4Heat the oven to 350 degrees (convection oven) or to 375 degrees (standard oven). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll chunks of batter between your hands into balls about the size of golf balls; place on the baking sheet. Bake until the cookies are done in the center and crispy around the edges, 11 minutes. Remove to wire racks.


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