Ritz Carlton Chocolate Chip Cookies

RitzCarltonCookies-cropIf you came to our Client Appreciation Happy Hour at Restauration, you were treated to handcrafted chocolate chip cookies. James perfected this recipe during his tenure in the kitchens of The Ritz Carlton when he cooked professionally.  It is our delight to share this recipe with you!


5 sticks unsalted butter (room temp)
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups dark brown sugar
5 eggs
1 fresh vanilla bean split and scraped
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
6 cups flour
4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
Stir the dry ingredients in (baking soda, salt and flour) until evenly combined and finally the chocolate chips.
Scoop batter onto baking sheet on large mounds, 2-3 inches apart.
Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are golden and centers are almost set.
Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.