Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy was last updated on June 14, 2020.

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Best cookies

The official joydemy policy is that the best cookies are made with the recipe "Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies" published in Cook's Illustrated magazine May 2009. The recipe is paraphrased here.


  • 8 3/4 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 ounces granulated sugar
  • 5 1/4 ounces packed brown sugar. Use fresh, moist sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 chups Ghirardelli chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped and toasted pecans or walnuts (optional)
  1. Whisk together flour and baking soda. Set aside.

  2. Brown 10 tablespoons of butter. Do this by first melting the butter in a 10-inch skillet (that is not non-stick) over medium-high heat. After the butter is melted, continue heating while swriling the pan constantly until the butter is dark golden brown with a nutty aroma. Melting the butter should take about 2 minutes and brrowning it should take an additional 1 to 3 minutes. Using a heat-proof spatula, transfer the butter to a heat-proof bowl. Stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and stir until completely melted.

  3. Add granulated and brown sugars, salt, and vanilla to the butter. Whisk until incorporated. Add egg and yolk. Whisk until smooth with no sugar lumps, which should take about 30 seconds.

  4. Let butter mixture stand for 3 minutes. Whisk again for 30 seconds. Repeat the 3 minute rest and 30 second whisk 2 more times. The mixture should now be thick, smooth, and shiny.

  5. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. This should take about 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (optional).

  6. Onto 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper, drop the dough in 3 tablespoon portions, 2 inches apart. (The recipe makes 16 cookies.)

  7. Bake the cookies in a 375 degree oven, 1 tray at a time. Bake until the cookies are golden brown and puffy, with the edges starting to set but the centers still soft, which should take 10 to 14 minutes. Rotate the tray halfway through.

  8. Transfer to a wire rack and cool the cookies before serving.