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Roasted Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've updated this recipe yet again! I now use a mixture of regular bread flour and roasted all-purpose. The cookies weigh about 5 oz each. I bake them in a convection oven for maximum height! I've also noticed they stay puffier and rounder with a short (2 hour chill). If you chill or freeze them overnight, they tend to lose a bit of their puff. I suspect it's because this version calls for a lot of baking powder rather than baking soda.
Prep Time13 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time13 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 104 grams bread flour 3/4 cup
  • 58 grams roasted all-purpose flour 1/2 cup
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 scant teaspoon salt
  • 66 grams light brown sugar (close to 1/3 cup)
  • 48 grams granulated sugar (about 1/4 cup)
  • 114 grams unsalted butter cut into chunks and still cold
  • 44 grams lightly beaten egg room temperature (this is less than a whole egg)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 to 1 cup chocolate chips I mix semisweet, dark and milk

Instructions

  • If you haven't already done it, beat the egg in a separate bowl and set it aside. You'll be weighing out 44 grams.
  • Mix together bread flour, roasted all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until very thoroughly mixed, then set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attached, combine the cold butter and both sugars. Beat on low, then increase speed and continue beating for about 4 minutes or until very creamy. Remove mixer from stand and stir in the 44 grams of egg and the vanilla. Return to stand and beat with the paddle for another minute.
  • Using small pulses of the stand mixer and scraping sides with a scraper, incorporate the flour mixture until it is almost fully blended. It will be thick and hard to mix. Add the chocolate chips. Empty onto a large clean surface or onto a pastry mat and gently knead until dough comes together in a big 20 oz blob. Divide that into 4 equal balls/blobs/lumps, then cover and chill for 2-3 hours.
  • When ready to bake, set dough balls on a parchment lined tray and bake in a convection oven at 350 for 20 to 23 minutes or if you prefer, bake at 400 for about 10 minutes then reduce heat and bake at 330 for another 10 to 12. Let the cookies cool completely or at least until they are warm but not super hot.
  • You can also bake these in a regular oven. The time that works for me is 18 minutes at 375 degrees F.
  • Update: Internal temperature of baked cookie should be about 186 degrees.

Notes

To roast flour, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Spread 1 cup (about 140 grams) flour across the baking sheet and bake it for 15 minutes. It should not get too brown, but it will be very fragrant and will have developed lumps. When flour is cool enough to handle, empty it into a large bowl and mash out any lumps You can also sift it and then mash out any remaining lumps if you need to. Let cool completely before using. Flour loses moisture after it is roasted. In my experience, 140 grams of flour is reduced to 128 grams of flour after roasting so it loses about 8% of its weight. If you use the latest version of the recipe you'll have leftover roasted flour, as it only calls for 58 grams. This will give you enough flour to double it.