Use only the best ingredients
“To make the perfect chocolate chip cookie, make sure you use high-quality chocolate chips,” says Nicole Bandklayder, creator of The Cookie Cups. “It will make a huge difference in the taste, and your friends or guests will wonder how you make them SO good! Don’t go cheap!” As for what kind of chocolate chips to buy, Serious Eats did the work for you. In a blind taste test of semisweet chocolate chips, top marks went to Scharffen Berger 62% Semisweet Chunks, and Trader Joe’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips was voted the best supermarket brand. While you’re making your batch, try adding these secret ingredients for absolutely irresistible chocolate chips.
Add a pinch of salt
It might seem counterintuitive, but sometimes it takes a pinch of sea salt to bring out a richer sweetness in our desserts. “The one thing I always do with chocolate chip cookies is use chopped chocolate and finish with a sprinkle of sea salt,” says Laura Cronin, pastry chef, Perbacco Ristorante + Bar, and barbacco.” I like to rough chop my chocolate so that all the pieces melt at different temperatures. It gives the cookies a nice marbled look. I change it up with dark and milk chocolates or use both!” As for sea salts, Cronin mixes Maldon sea salt with vanilla bean or coffee.