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Make Scrumptious Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to creating chocolate chip cookies, Richard Ruskell knows his stuff. He recently won his fifth Food Network Challenge with his famous "Hot Out of the Oven" cookies, making him the most winning chef on the show to date. And when Ruskell is not winning competitions, he's the executive pastry chef at the Montage Beverly Hills where his confectionary concoctions have guests lining up.

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So how can you make cookies like his? Ruskell shared his award-winning formula for tasty cookies on "The Early Show." Try it for yourself!


"Hot Out of the Oven" Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup, not scooped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups the best chocolate chips you can find

Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream the butter, white sugar and brown sugar together until it lightens. Scrape the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla, again, mixing to combine and scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Stir together the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir together very well! Add this to the mixture as the machine is running. Add the chocolate chips and mix only to combine. Don't forget to scrape the bowl.

Drop by small scoops (about 2 Tablespoons worth) onto parchment paper-covered sheet pans.

Bake for about 10 minutes, just until the edges turn a golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little before removing.


If you have to store them, make sure the container is airtight!