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Blue Ribbon Fair Cookies

Blue Ribbon Fair Cookies

Thick chocolate chip cookies with crunchy edges and slightly crumbly centers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Anna
Cost 5


  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoons AP flour (225 grams)
  • 1/2 cup cake flour (60 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt, scant can use less if you want
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon sugar (125 grams)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar (125 grams)
  • 6 oz unsalted butter cool and cut into chunks (170 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chips
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s Salted Caramel Chips or any brand of milk chocolate chips.


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees or skip this step if you plan to chill all the dough.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Weight your flour. This recipe has a lot of flour so you don't want to accidentally add too much by using packed cups. If you don't have a scale, sift it first or really stir and aerate. Mix together the flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cold butter until creamy. Beat in both sugars and continue beating for another 2-3 minutes or until light and creamy. Add the egg and stir on the lowest speed until it is mixed in, then add the vanilla and stir until blended.
  • Using the lowest speed (or by hand), stir in the flour mixture. Stir in all of the chips. Dough should be slightly dry. You may want to turn it onto a pastry mat to work in all the chips, but you don’t have to.
  • Using a quarter cup measure, scoop out balls of dough. If you’d prefer to just eyeball the dough, divide it into 12 equal size mounds. Press them into circles and flatten slightly so that you have disks which are about 1 inch (maybe a little less) thick.
  • Arrange on parchment lined baking sheets and bake at 375 for about 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are browned. Let cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Alternatively, chill the dough disks and bake a few as needed. If baking chilled dough rounds, bake at 350 rather than 375.


Feel free to make the cookies smaller.  Also, you can cut the salt in half if you use salted butter.  The original version of this recipe called for less salt, but I think the cookies taste better with more.