recipe

Using just the right ingredients—and a special shaping technique—keeps these cookies crisp.

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 45 minutes, plus cooling time
yield
  • Makes 12 cookies

Prepare Ingredients

¾ cup (3 ounces)
cake flour
¼ teaspoon
salt
⅛ teaspoon
baking soda
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 tablespoons
sugar
3 tablespoons
packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons
whole milk
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
½ cup (3 ounces)
mini semisweet chocolate chips
Vegetable oil spray

Gather Baking Equipment

Rimmed baking sheet
Parchment paper
2
bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
Whisk
Rubber spatula
1-­tablespoon measuring spoon
Ruler
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
1
 

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

 
2
 
¾ cup (3 ounces)
cake flour
¼ teaspoon
salt
⅛ teaspoon
baking soda

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.

 
3
 
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 tablespoons
sugar
3 tablespoons
packed dark brown sugar
1
large egg yolk
2 teaspoons
whole milk
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

In large bowl, whisk melted butter, sugar, and brown sugar until mixture is very well combined and smooth, about 1 minute. Add egg yolk, milk, and vanilla and whisk until well combined and lightened in color, about 30 seconds.

 
4
 
½ cup (3 ounces)
mini semisweet chocolate chips

Add flour mixture to melted butter mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until combined and no dry flour is visible. Add chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.

 
5
 
Vegetable oil spray

Spray 1-tablespoon measuring spoon with vegetable oil spray. Use greased measuring spoon to drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheet in 12 mounds (1 tablespoon each). Respray measuring spoon after every 2 or 3 mounds. Leave space between mounds.

 
6
 

Wet your hand lightly. Use your damp hand to gently flatten each mound to 2-inch-wide circle, about ½ inch thick.

 
7
 

Place baking sheet in oven. Bake cookies until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes.

 
8
 

Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven and place on cooling rack (ask an adult for help). Let cookies cool completely on baking sheet, about 30 minutes. Serve.