Claire Saffitz Makes CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES | Dessert Person

Claire Saffitz Makes Chocolate Chip Cookies | Dessert Person
What makes the best chocolate chip cookies? In Claire’s opinion, it’s a chewy edge, soft and chewy center, puddles of chocolate (in this case, dark and milk), a healthy amount of salt, and, crucially, lots of butterscotch-y flavor from the interplay of vanilla, brown sugar, and brown butter. That might sound like a lot, but it all comes together easily in a couple of bowls, no stand mixer required. The hardest part is definitely waiting for the dough to chill in the fridge before baking.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter (8 oz / 227g), cut into tablespoons
2 tablespoons heavy cream, half-and-half, or whole milk (1 oz / 28g)
2 cups all-purpose flour (9.2 oz / 260g)
2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt (0.22 oz / 6g)
1 teaspoon baking soda (0.21 oz / 6g)
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar (5.3 oz / 150g)
3/4 cup granulated sugar (5.3 oz / 150g)
2 large eggs (3.5 oz / 100g), cold from the refrigerator
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 ounces (142g) bittersweet chocolate disks, half coarsely chopped
5 ounces (142g) milk chocolate disks, half coarsely chopped

Video Breakdown:
0:00 ​ Start
0:10 ​​ Intro to Chocolate Chip Cookies
0:29 ​​ Dessert Person Intro Animation
0:47 ​​ About Chocolate Chip Cookies
1:28 ​​ Explanation of The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
2:00 ​​ Ingredients \u0026 Special Equipment
2:57 ​​ Brown The Butter
4:40 ​​ Mix The Batter
9:08 Chocolate
12:07 Portion out Cookies
15:03 ​​ Preheat \u0026 Prepare Pans
16:55 ​ Chill \u0026 Eat The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
18:35 ​ Splitting Firewood.

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  • Are Chocolate Chip Cookies the greatest dessert of all time?

    Claire Saffitz x Dessert PersonClaire Saffitz x Dessert PersonМісяць tagasi
    • Yes!!!!!

      BenBen3 päeva tagasi
    • yeaaa

      Mawitei VarteMawitei Varte12 päeva tagasi
    • Just made the dough, waiting for them to chill overnight. I'll let you know! 😁

      KelseyToastKelseyToast25 päeva tagasi
    • A cookie is not a dessert. It is a snack.

      Charles GantzCharles GantzМісяць tagasi
    • yep

      Magdalena ConstantinoMagdalena ConstantinoМісяць tagasi
  • Made these but the recipe was way too sweet for me 😅 I’ll need to half the sugar and chocolate

    MoonBapMoonBap9 tundi tagasi
  • I baked it and it was very very tasty but I put half of salt ,it was good

    Fam's BakeryFam's Bakery10 tundi tagasi
  • Can anybody who has made these help real quick? I made them and they’re ere still delicious, but they didn’t spread. I followed the recipe to the best of my ability but I’m not sure exactly where I went wrong, they ended up like little domes of goodness rather than actual cookies 😂 What should I do different so that they actually spread when they bake?

    Lesley ChavezLesley Chavez17 tundi tagasi
  • Thank you for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe! I made cookies today & they were perfect! I even had to substitute gluten-free flour & they were awesome.

    Mary OMary OPäev tagasi
  • Just made these as the first recipe made out of your cookbook and they spread out like decent sized pancakes. Still freaking delicious....but what did I do wrong? Help me Claire Saffitz, you're my only hope.

    Nevin NolteNevin Nolte3 päeva tagasi
  • Your cookies are so damn delicious! You're a genius.

    Aman NarulaAman Narula5 päeva tagasi
  • I have cookie dough balls resting in the refrigerator.

    nɘonconformistnɘonconformist6 päeva tagasi
  • Genuine question Why use unsalted butter to then add salt? Can’t I just buy salted butter so I can skip the step of adding salt?

    Free WillFree Will7 päeva tagasi
  • I triad recreate this recipie but butter and cream didn't mix well. I think it will be better if you gave us more precise information fe. time of browning butter. I never did it so I don't know if my butter is burned or not. You didn't show how your butter looks like before you pour it into bowl. If we should cool butter and cream before we start to prepare cookies please tell us in the begining. Jst tell us that the process have two phases and we need to know that it will take more time then we think.

    Danu PawlakDanu Pawlak7 päeva tagasi
  • Waaait is this not her home

    Maya CastellonMaya Castellon7 päeva tagasi
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    Caitlin J. FortuneCaitlin J. Fortune8 päeva tagasi
  • *cookie monster enters the channel and subscribes* It would be funny if cookie monster really was a guest. I love this recipe ! I can't wait to give it a try here at home. So glad to see you do your own thing these days. It would be cool if PBS Create gives you a show along the way.

    Ronald MRonald M8 päeva tagasi
  • Literally the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had… I keep meaning to take pictures and brag about them but my family eats them to fast.

    trayboardertrayboarder8 päeva tagasi
  • I really need help, I followed the recipe but my cookies didn't spread, and yes I did try bringing them to room temperature

    Angel FloresAngel Flores8 päeva tagasi
  • I just made these and… OMG.. I was not ready for how incredible they are. Every recipe Claire posts is fucking magical. She is really the fairy godmother that makes our pastry wishes come true.

    Christina FerraraChristina Ferrara9 päeva tagasi
  • i could watch claire chop wood all day but she won't be able to chop wood all day

    Glenn ChiaGlenn Chia9 päeva tagasi
  • hey y'all, i'm brazilian and, at least where i live, i have never seen kosher salt in stores. can anyone tell me if i can replace it with regular salt, and what's its difference? all recipes i've seen ask for kosher, and i wanted to know why thanks!

    FonsecaFonseca10 päeva tagasi
  • I just baked them...I put cookie balls in freezer for one day and trust me it was worth it I have always been a big fan of subway cookies so yeah now I can make them at home...these cookies gave a perfect chewy texture not like cakey

    TaTAkaE taTakAETaTAkaE taTakAE10 päeva tagasi
  • I'm checking back in here to let y'all know that the cookies are FIRE. A hit! They were soooo delicious! Only change I made was a splash of water instead of the heavy cream (didn't have any). Really great Claire!

    Peyton's PlacePeyton's Place10 päeva tagasi
  • So I didn't wait because I am impatient... Please wait.

    kaylen foleykaylen foley11 päeva tagasi
  • I made these cookies and it’s AMAZING! I let the dough chill for 12 hours vs 48 hours, let me tell you the wait is definitely worth it! I put the leftover dough balls in the freezer, I can just pop these in the oven and get fresh warm cookies anytimee

    Dia SobriDia Sobri11 päeva tagasi
  • I’m not sure what I did wrong here. I was super exact with everything and it was going well until I added the dry ingredients and the batter turned out SO STIFF and crumbly!

    faceintheceilingfaceintheceiling12 päeva tagasi
  • I’ve got my cookie dough in the fridge, 2 more hours to go! I tasted the batter and it blew my mind. Can’t wait to taste them baked.

    amanda comanamanda coman12 päeva tagasi
  • Made these this week for a friend’s birthday. They were everything I wanted them to be. Thank you Claire!

    Julie BryndalJulie Bryndal12 päeva tagasi
  • I make this and i am truly in love with the result. ❤❤❤

    sonia wafisonia wafi12 päeva tagasi
  • If anyone wants to see these made completely gluten free, we tried three different ways to make them with different flour techniques to see what gave the similar chew with the crispy edge. Claire KILLED these. Such a rich, brown butter flavor. All our friends LOVED them.

    Naomi and CamilleNaomi and Camille14 päeva tagasi
  • 15:40 The sad little whine of cookie empathy when Claire slams the bag on the counter. 😂

    Laurence BoischotLaurence Boischot14 päeva tagasi
  • How many times were the cookies in the oven????😭😭😭

    Carlos Calderon SanchezCarlos Calderon Sanchez14 päeva tagasi
  • mine didn’t spread as much :( maybe I chilled it too long?

    The PersonThe Person15 päeva tagasi
  • 11:51 MGS reference?! KAAAAAAZ

    DohsOfRealityDohsOfReality15 päeva tagasi
  • Nice video

    chef premchef prem15 päeva tagasi
  • making these now and the dough is soo good i don't know if I'll be able to wait 12 hours for them to cool. the mix of all that chocolate and salt and brown butter? i think i found nirvana

    оkсана завалийоkсана завалий15 päeva tagasi
  • Can you make chocolate chip walnut cookies

    Raniella EmilleRaniella Emille15 päeva tagasi
  • Beautiful video! Have a calm and relaxed day! Stay healthy and safe! 👍😊🍓

    Chic Style and a Winning SmileChic Style and a Winning Smile15 päeva tagasi
  • I made them and they taste phenomenal!!!

    ShaneShane16 päeva tagasi
  • made this yesterday and omgggg sooo good

    Val FloresVal Flores16 päeva tagasi
  • I’m back after making the brown butter, mixing the dough and chilling for 24 hours, and eating at least 4 cookies all in one night to say this is the best cookie I have ever made and even with any beginner mistakes it was amazing 🤯 🤤 11/10 would make again and hopefully perfect 👌it’s a must try!!!!

    Ryanne BraseltonRyanne Braselton16 päeva tagasi
  • These cookies are great. I know I made some mistakes (I've never browned butter before, and the consistency didn't end up the same as hers), but they still tasted amazing and everyone loved them. Definitely wait the two days. I tried one on each day, and the two-day ones were easily the best. Great recipe, requires some finagling if you're a novice like me, but doable and completely worth it :)

    Kira AirhartKira Airhart16 päeva tagasi
  • i followed the recipe and the cookies came out flat :( any advice?

    judythefoojudythefoo16 päeva tagasi
  • “Chochip cookies”

    Gruntslayer 35Gruntslayer 3517 päeva tagasi
  • y I have a suggestion for a possible improvement…Mix in the brown sugar and ROLL balls in white sugar before baking

    NefFyNefFy17 päeva tagasi
  • Made this recipe twice now because they look really good in the video. Im not sure what it is but my cookies just never turn out as flat and spread out as hers 😭 any tips?

    Vanessa TsangVanessa Tsang18 päeva tagasi
    • I have the same problem too... I did the exact same recipe twice but they don't spread that much and I can't get those wrinkles :(

      Aleyna AslanAleyna Aslan12 päeva tagasi
    • @Ada H okay, thanks!- I will try that next time. I have an unbaked batch in the freezer. I think it could also be that I made them too small so the cooking temp was too high for them, or maybe my oven just sucks which is a possibility -,(“_”),- it never bakes stuff evenly haha

      The PersonThe Person15 päeva tagasi
    • @The Person I personally just made this recipe 2 days ago and mine spread perfectly fine and made quite big cookies so I'm not sure why urs is not working. When I first made them I baked a few right away to test if letting them sit in the fridge makes a huge difference and with the ones I baked right away spread way too much. Maybe let ur dough get to room temp and bake it and see if that makes a difference

      Ada HAda H15 päeva tagasi
    • @Ada H my baking soda was fine and I used the same amount in the recipe :”( it still didn’t spread and I’m not sure what I did wrong

      The PersonThe Person15 päeva tagasi
    • There must be something off about ur baking soda cause that's the ingredient that causes cookies to spread

      Ada HAda H17 päeva tagasi
  • Wish the ingredients were listed in the same order as the instructions! But nonetheless, excited to try these. They’re currently waiting in the fridge to be baked.

    Liz FrostyLiz Frosty18 päeva tagasi
  • Let's add a "like" counter to these videos.

    jtandyjtandy19 päeva tagasi
  • Love this recipe but something like O Fortuna would've made a lot more sense for the classical music scenes since the one you guys picked isn't really tragic ...

    Mister ManagerMister Manager19 päeva tagasi
  • So every"testing" channel who made these only browned one butter stick, but here she browned them both... what an I missing here? 😢

    Melanie HarrisMelanie Harris19 päeva tagasi
  • Hi Claire, in the video you have browned all of the butter. But the recipe in your books says just brown one stick of the butter. Will it make a very big difference if I just brown just one stick of the butter? Thanks

    hoechishanhoechishan20 päeva tagasi
  • Has anyone also had the same problem as me: I place the chilled or freezed dough on the baking sheet and put it in the oven. after a few minutes they spread uncontrollably and around the edges they get VERY thin and burn. they never stay round. I've done everything exactly as claire, and i mean EXACTLY the same. I've done them 3 times now and they were always the same. they taste delicious but damn are they ugly and i always have to cut away burnt pieces

    M. S.M. S.20 päeva tagasi
    • me but with the opposite problem of them not spreading

      The PersonThe Person15 päeva tagasi
  • 350 farenheit?

    unknownfancyunknownfancy20 päeva tagasi
  • No cause I love you

    Daisy CalzadaDaisy Calzada20 päeva tagasi
  • 😋😋😋

    C. Yoong ChenC. Yoong Chen21 päev tagasi
  • Hello Claire, thank you for this video. I made the cookies today... Honestly I never tasted anything this good in my life, best cookies ever. My dough was much looser though, less firm (I used "french" ingredients as I am based in Paris so maybe that's why). Do you know what it could be? Thanks a lot ! Anna

    Anna QueroubAnna Queroub22 päeva tagasi
  • I only watch for the intro

    UglyboiAidenUglyboiAiden22 päeva tagasi
  • Do you think I could sub in gluten free flour or almond meal? Have a coeliac husband!

    Bianca ShahBianca Shah22 päeva tagasi
  • A lid for a 1/2 sheet pan?! Cool!

    NikonErikNikonErik22 päeva tagasi
  • i love Claire

    dyasiousdyasious23 päeva tagasi
  • I just made the dough last night to make today and oh my gosh 🤤 they’re soooo good, and I love how I can put the preportioned cookies in the freezer!

    HeyCalliHeyCalli23 päeva tagasi
  • My mom makes a better chocolate chip cookie than this.

    Milk MonkeyMilk Monkey24 päeva tagasi
  • Made this yesterday. Def should have used a better butter than I did, but they turned out amazing. Thanks Claire!

    Gregory IrvingGregory Irving24 päeva tagasi
  • I made them But they didnt spread in the pan , Why????

    Anca SAnca S24 päeva tagasi
  • omg! yum

    Roxanne RRoxanne R25 päeva tagasi
  • Is it necessary to use the ice bath if you have already let the butter cool to room temp?

    Stacey BryantStacey Bryant25 päeva tagasi
  • Tried making these but they didn’t spread out as much as Claire’s. Think I gotta try more baking soda next time.

    Abel AAbel A25 päeva tagasi
  • any idea how long the cookies can keep after baking? i'd assume a week?

    Tamanna AgarwalTamanna Agarwal25 päeva tagasi
  • Made these today! They were great but I personally found it to be still a bit too sweet even after reducing the total sugar by 100g and using dark and semisweet chocolate. Instead of 18 cookies, I got about 13 cookies. Replace cream with milk too. Would reduce the sugar by half and make the cookies smaller next time.

    Xue ErXue Er25 päeva tagasi
  • Sometimes I don't have heavy cream at-the-ready, can I substitute it with milk?

    Gerry TanzilGerry Tanzil25 päeva tagasi
  • Have you ever tried adding dry milk powder to the butter on the stove? We brown it, strain it, and keep it in the fridge. It adds the flavor of speculoos cookies to things. It doesn't work in everything (whipped cream, cheesecake) because of the gritty texture, but it works in rice krispie treats or crusts made of crushed cookies.

    Amanda BerofskyAmanda Berofsky25 päeva tagasi
  • Does anyone have any idea as to why my cookies came out puffy/cakey in the center? I followed the recipe exactly and they came out puffy instead of flat and chewy

    Johanna LiceagaJohanna Liceaga25 päeva tagasi
  • I’ve tried a LOT of chocolate chip cookie recipes (Chris Morocco’s, Rick Martinez, Josh Weismann, to name a few) and these are BY FAR the best ever! So good.

    Jillian BarkerJillian Barker25 päeva tagasi
  • My dumbass still doesn't understand how salt can be saltier than salt

    Will D.Will D.26 päeva tagasi
  • We made the chocolate chip cookie recipe and was excellent and delicious 😋😋 Thank you for sharing the recipe 😋☺️

    Claudia CamenzuliClaudia Camenzuli26 päeva tagasi
  • Hi Claire I love you

    Ramona CottleRamona Cottle27 päeva tagasi
  • Holy cow! I just made these with what I had in the pantry: bittersweet chips, semi-sweet chips, and butterscotch chips. I am in LOVE!

    Amy TriggsAmy Triggs27 päeva tagasi
  • Am I to understand that they went straight from freezer to oven? Or did they thaw first?

    Nadroj HolmesNadroj Holmes28 päeva tagasi
  • Are the disks the same as wafers? I keep looking for disks, but it says wafers instead.

    Derek SotoDerek Soto28 päeva tagasi
  • So why isn't it claire-if-cations instead of claire facts?

    Laura DodsonLaura Dodson28 päeva tagasi
  • I made these today they turned out AMAZING

    Sewar TSewar T28 päeva tagasi
  • These are by far and away the best cookies I've ever made (swapped the milk chocolate for all dark and added some fine sea salt before baking). Turned out great!

    jacob abrahamjacob abraham28 päeva tagasi
  • What's with Americans eating raw cookie dough?

    Aymen DZAymen DZ29 päeva tagasi
  • Why can't she pronounce "chocolate?" She says "cholochip?"

    Elizabeth BallardElizabeth Ballard29 päeva tagasi
  • The baking time and temperature you told; are those for the dough in the fridge or the one in the freezer? Do I need to thaw the freezer dough, or can I use it directly?

    Aniket MandhareAniket Mandhare29 päeva tagasi
    • @Hi yes, really good. I baked a batch after I got it to room temperature, and it came out with a more consistent thickness. It didn’t come out as wrinkly as hers, maybe because of different ingredients. Still worth it

      Aniket MandhareAniket Mandhare28 päeva tagasi
    • But was it good though?

      HiHi28 päeva tagasi
    • What’s more, my cookies are turning out to be a small mound, instead of discs

      Aniket MandhareAniket Mandhare28 päeva tagasi
    • I'm wondering the same thing. My cookies (from the fridge) look done already at 12 minutes.

      Cherie GreenCherie Green28 päeva tagasi
  • I have never felt so impatient in my life. My CCCs are in the fridge and I want to bake them so badly.

    Simone TenaeSimone Tenae29 päeva tagasi
  • Homogenysss

    MonaMona29 päeva tagasi
  • Is there any other option instead of eggs?

    urvashi sarangurvashi sarangМісяць tagasi
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    sopoa rehaosopoa rehaoМісяць tagasi
  • I have baked many a choc chip cookie in my life. And these have surpassed them all by far. was shook. kudos on a really darn good recipe

    Oriyan PrizantOriyan PrizantМісяць tagasi
  • If brown sugar is made by adding molasses to white sugar. What's the difference between using half and half white / dark brown sugar vs using all light brown sugar?

    Anh BuiAnh BuiМісяць tagasi
  • Made 6 dozen of these with 1/8cup scoops for a fundraiser. They turned out beyond perfect and super easy to make! If you make more than 1 batch you are gonna have some buff arms from stirring the dough though :)

    Jessica KeenerJessica KeenerМісяць tagasi
  • This is my second time making these cookies. This is srsly #1. Thank you for showing us how it’s done and for letting us know the why-behind, and for telling us what to look out for in each step of the process

    Stephanie_MilesStephanie_MilesМісяць tagasi
  • As soon as this video came out i knew immediately i had to try these and now they've become my go to cookie recipe theyre sooooooooooo good thank you claire 🥺🥺🥺🥺

    KKМісяць tagasi
  • This is very similar to Chris Morocco’s BA best chocolate chip cookie (brown butter, dark chocolate). If anyone loves those, you will love these too 😌😌

    palak chhabrapalak chhabraМісяць tagasi
  • I made these cookies and filmed it over on my channel if any of you wanna check it out! For the record, the cookies are AMAZING

    Angela GreeneAngela GreeneМісяць tagasi
  • i made these and fyi ppl they are AMAZING. literally the best i've ever made and the brown butter is worth the extra lil work!

    Angelica RuizAngelica RuizМісяць tagasi
    • Was it too sweet?... because when people say its not sweet to me its usually extremely sweet and can't enjoy it like they do😅 im afraid if i reduce the amount of sugar the texture of the cookie change

      Amro AbukhdairAmro Abukhdair28 päeva tagasi
  • First time commenter, long time viewer.. My wife and I really enjoy these cookies and have baked several batches. One thing we're finding is that we're not getting that flatter, rippled style cookie and they're more poofy. We're certain we're using baking soda, as well. Any suggestions?

    Scotty PScotty PМісяць tagasi
    • I have the same problem too. Still amazing but couldn't figure out the reason...

      Aleyna AslanAleyna AslanМісяць tagasi
  • Hi Claire! Do we have to freeze the dough and directly put frozen ones in the oven OR do we just refrigerate and bake after 12-48 hours as the recipe says?

    Rachita CellyRachita CellyМісяць tagasi
  • Why did my first trial make the cookies flat once I baked them?

    Nandi shahNandi shahМісяць tagasi
  • Just made them this week and they are great!

    Dan HendricksDan HendricksМісяць tagasi
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    Kaithlyn LisbeyKaithlyn LisbeyМісяць tagasi
  • I am making this again now. I found a lighter shade of shugar, but I am not 100% sure that it's the correct kind. Now, you're going to say "How hard is it to find brown shugar". It's fairly difficult, cause my country hasn't really made it to the cooking level that the States have. So I have this brown bag of shugar, but it doesn't look dry. It looks quite moist, but not as packed as I see Claire's to be. I'll keep everyone posted.

    DeanDeanМісяць tagasi
    • Not gonna lie I'm quite excited about this one. The only thing I'm afraid of is low content of molasses.

      DeanDeanМісяць tagasi
    • This batch is promising. I did this recipe x2 again. It's now in the freezer chilling. I'll make a test batch in the afternoon. I'll let you know how it comes out.

      DeanDeanМісяць tagasi