Saveur Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Megan on January 21, 2014

Saveur Chocolate Chunk Cookies // take a megabite

Well, I’m 29, you guys. I’ve turned into someone who analyzes smile lines (face wrankles) and is worried about the frump factor in my license photo. (But really, why did they make those photos bigger and way yellow-er in tone?) It was the wrong time to experiment with a center-part and I’m really considering a $60 night cream. Hashtag honesty hour. Cookies help though. These cookies are covered in smile lines and they’re total babes! And I bet even one of these cookies couldn’t pull off a center-part for their license photo. These cookies and I have a lot in common!

Saveur Chocolate Chunk Cookies // take a megabite

So, the next time a wrinkle catches your eye or you yank out a white hair or you spend your lunch break eating tacos over the sink, or are just feeling kinda weird about life in general do yourself a favor and pull two sticks of butter out of the fridge. Put them in the cupboard so that after work you can whip up these cookies.

It helps to have understanding cookies in your life. And not to mention these guys are really tasty. The chocolate get’s layered between dough rectangles and cut out creating some serious chocolate in every bite. And I’m in love with the dark brown sugar situation. These cookies look great with a tan. Am I right?

Saveur Chocolate Chunk Cookies // take a megabite

Saveur Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe from Saveur

Ingredients:

  • 16 T (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown or muscovado sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 3/4 t kosher salt + more for sprinkling
  • 9 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

Directions:

  1. Cream together the butter, both sugars, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add yolks 2 at a time, beating after each addition. Add the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat on low until just combined. Divide into 3 equal pieces and wrap in plastic wrap. Pat into a 4″ by 6″ rectangle. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat your oven to 375F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the dough from the fridge and place one of the rectangles on a floured surface. Pat to spread out a bit more. Sprinkle half of the chocolate over the dough. Top with another dough rectangle. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate. Top with the last dough rectangle. Pat the dough together and then using a floured rolling pin roll into a rectangle about and inch thick. Cut out using a 2″ round cookie cutter and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Continue with all the dough. Pat the scraps back into an inch thick ¬†shape and cut out more rounds until all the dough is used up.
  3. Sprinkle cookies with a little bit more salt and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges are set and golden. Transfer to a wire rack. Enjoy with milk, ok?!

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Tieghan January 21, 2014 at 12:17 am

Well I am 20 and not into the creams yet, but if I keep smiling at these cookies I am going to need some soon. :)

Amazing Megan and seriously were the heck are you getting those cute sprinkles?? Love them!

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Megan January 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

haha Love it! The sprinkles are from all over! I mixed a bunch of them together. :)

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Alyssa @ My Sequined Life January 21, 2014 at 12:40 am

So agree about the license photos. I LOVED my original permit picture (from when I was 16). No clue what was going on with that camera, airbrushing or who knows, but it was amazing. I kept that picture for seven years until I moved out of state and had to take a new one, and it’s night and day. Now I’m yellow-tinged and in a perpetual half-blink – blegh. These look like the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie to get over it with. Seriously, they are SO happening after work tomorrow! :)

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Megan January 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

Yeah man, license photos are not good for self-esteem. :) But yeah, these cookies help!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks January 21, 2014 at 2:33 am

I’ve seen this recipe and have always wondered if they were worth it. Clearly, they are!! Amazing cookies. The dark brown sugar is calling me. Pinned :)

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Megan January 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

Yeah girl! They’re worth it!

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Monica January 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

I’m 20 and I’m already analyzing my ‘wrinkles’ .. yikes! But, if cookies can understand me and have smile lines too, then I’m a happy camper. They look soft on the middle and crunchy on the outside – my perfect cookie!

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Megan January 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

Ugh, so crazy, right?! Let’s embrace our mature faces! :)

And I bet you’d love these! They are totally the perfect texture.

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laurena alysse January 21, 2014 at 9:19 am

so excited for those cupcakes i bought $15 worth of sprinkles at meijer last night. CANNOT WAIT.

also these cookies look fabulously delicious as well.

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Megan January 21, 2014 at 9:48 am

Hell yes. I’m posting them later this week! <3

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Maryea {happy healthy mama} January 21, 2014 at 9:39 am

Please excuse my frankness, but you are in trouble if you are worried about smile lines at 29. I mean that in the nicest possible way. :)

These cookies look absolutely incredible. My husband looked at them and said, “make those!” so I guess they are on my list of things to make.

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Megan January 21, 2014 at 9:48 am

Oh no! What do you mean?! :)

And yes! Make these! I bet you’ll love them!

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Meg Jones | The Spatularette January 21, 2014 at 10:26 am

I just got sent home from work due to the blizzard hurling its way towards Philadelphia. Thanks for providing me with a snowy afternoon activity. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan January 21, 2014 at 10:47 am

Oh man, license photos are the worst! No one looks good in that. Buuut I’m in love with these cookies. Lay me down a pillow of these and I’m set!

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Nicole January 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I’ve heard of these layered cc cookies and I’ve always wanted to try them! I have a serious lack of chocolate chip cookies in my life and I’m sad to say I probably haven’t made them in a year, WHAT!?!? But I always have a bag or two of my favorite chocolate chips around. It makes no sense! At least I can live vicariously through you! Also, you look GREAT :)

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough January 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

These cookies are total babes! Pinning, for sure.

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Billy January 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

HELLZ YEAH! Total dreamz. I love the chocolate sandwich 4 yolk situation that’s happening in there!

Also don’t even get me started on night creams and face magics, Steve working in makeup means he tries to get me to buy face creams. I Jackie Channed that idea for now.

He knows quite a bit though so if you have any questions you should shoot him a message!

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Amy | Club Narwhal January 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

These cookies are totally the healing balm for most (if not all) of life’s woes. Including wrinkles. And I totally just bought wrinkle cream after having a similar experience looking in the mirror :) PS: I used to work at a fancy lotion store and the fancy stuff is dreamy, even possibly worth it for the packaging alone. But I just use the drugstore stuff :)

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Laura Dembowski January 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Getting older can be a bummer. I’m looking at 24 in a couple days, but there are good things about it too. I have super dry skin, so I’m all about the expensive face creams, and I mean, come on, cookies must make us all look younger too :)

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health January 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

my 27th birthday is coming up and im starting to worry about grey hair and fine lines..I need to do some cookie therapy soon.

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Megan January 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Cookie therapy forever!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm

I loooooove the look of these cookies!! They definitely look like the perfect aging therapy!

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Sophie January 22, 2014 at 10:09 am

Honesty hour, I am 29 this year too and people still think I am a teenager based on looks. I will take it! Plus as I get older, I get a little smarter and have a lot more fun than ever. I’m sure the same is true for you! Wrinkles, schminkles. COOKIES.

This is really cut-out chocolate chip cookies? I never would’ve thought! But 4 egg yolks is something I can get behind.

PS, pretty sure everyone agrees that you are the cutest blogger in all the land.

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Megan January 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Sophie! You are the sweetest. This comment made my month!

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Whitney @ Jewhungry January 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Well, I’m nearly 34 (yipes) and I’m here to tell you that the expensive creams don’t work. But sugar definitely does. Looks yum.

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Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons January 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

“Hashtag honesty hour.” Girl, you always make me laugh. I’ve never heard of a chocolate chip cookie recipe using JUST yolks. Intrigued!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe January 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm

These cookies sound delicious and fun! I’ve never rolled out chocolate chip cookies before, but mashing chopped chocolate between layers of dough sounds pretty genius to me.

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Emily @ Life on Food February 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I am always looking for another cookie recipe. These look fantastic. The more chocolate the better. I am 29 too and trying…trying to love every second of it before the big 3-0

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Nikkilooch February 4, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Ha! Wrankles! You crack me up. Also, these cookies look great even though they’re not using a $60 night cream.

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