The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie, According to Jacques Torres | Food Skills

  • Published on Oct 2, 2017
  • Chocolate chip cookies are hard to screw up. But when a French pastry master and chocolatier gets his hands on the treat, the result is an elevated take on an all-American classic. Made with cake flour and cocoa butter-packed chocolate, Jacques Torres' infamous cookies are a perfect blend of salty and sweet-crisp on the outside, and warm and gooey in the center. Inside Torres' Brooklyn factory, Food Skills gets behind-the-scenes look at Mr. Chocolate's world-famous recipe.
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Comments • 468

  • Antonio Kinsey
    Antonio Kinsey Day ago

    I read through all the comments. Everyone of them were positive but I don’t understand why, Their was nothing about this video that taught me anything about making his cookies. Where are the ingredients with the amounts ?

  • Antonio Kinsey
    Antonio Kinsey Day ago

    Great, I have almond flour, coconut flour, all purpose flour, and bread flour. But I need to go out and get cake flower now?

  • Romy V
    Romy V 12 days ago

    I love Jacques and these are great tips to take cookies to the next level! I wish he'd explained the ratio of bread to cake flour but maybe those are his trade secrets :-0

  • Avery Braun
    Avery Braun 26 days ago +1

    My question for him is “WHEN IS THE NEXT SEASON OF NAILED IT COMING OUT???!!”

  • Endora 7
    Endora 7 29 days ago

    Ok but they look flat

  • Marie Rivoallan
    Marie Rivoallan Month ago

    Mais cet accent je chiale c'est adorable, on t'aime Jacques reviens vite en France ♥

  • 0ArmoredSoul0
    0ArmoredSoul0 4 months ago

    ...these are now my favorite cookies, and I've never even smelled them, let alone taste them. HE'S USING THE SAME CHOCOLATE HE MAKES CANDIES OUT OF!!

  • Mohammed almehairbi
    Mohammed almehairbi 5 months ago +1

    cant stop watching this.....

  • Randall Pratt
    Randall Pratt 5 months ago

    Hmm no leveling agent??

  • Rae Smith
    Rae Smith 6 months ago

    Ok, lemme just marry this guy
    1) He's French
    2) He knows how to bake
    3) You get free chocolate
    4) He'd be great for a period

  • M Hatter
    M Hatter 6 months ago

    How do chocolatiers manage not eating everything?

  • orlybabe
    orlybabe 6 months ago

    I tried his recipe on the New York Times cooking site and the cookies turned out hard and... bready. Swapped the cake and bread flour for all purpose and they turned out amazing

    • orlybabe
      orlybabe 6 months ago +1

      Both. This is the recipe according to NY Times:
      2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
      1 ⅔ cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
      1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
      1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
      1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt
      2 ½ sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter
      1 ¼ cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar
      1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar
      2 large eggs
      2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
      1 ¼ pounds bittersweet chocolate disks or fèves, at least 60 percent cacao content (see note)
      Sea salt.

    • WildOlive 7000
      WildOlive 7000 6 months ago

      This recipe using b.soda/b.powder or not at all?

    • Brittany Johnson
      Brittany Johnson 6 months ago +1

      orlybabe thank you for this trick,bc where i live i don't this types kf flour,just ap one..

  • J
    J 8 months ago

    I made this recipe like 3 times... For some reason my cookies don't flatten the way his do. They stay together in a clump. They taste incredible, but visually disappointing. What ingredient makes all the difference when you want a large flat cookie? Anyone know?

  • Knuckles
    Knuckles 8 months ago +2

    A man that enjoys his creation is a
    man that enjoys perfecting it as well.

  • Knuckles
    Knuckles 8 months ago +1

    Extrodinary video, I love cookies 🍪

  • Springboob Squirepin
    Springboob Squirepin 8 months ago

    I don’t like chocolate.

  • spacecowboy
    spacecowboy 8 months ago

    Jack Torrance

  • Mille
    Mille 8 months ago

    I love sweets so much

  • Sarosh Sohail
    Sarosh Sohail 9 months ago


  • calvin yip
    calvin yip 9 months ago

    What's the recipe?

  • Ghost Killer
    Ghost Killer 9 months ago

    shitty music

  • Yasmin Roberts
    Yasmin Roberts 9 months ago

    3 please

  • Thunderkrux
    Thunderkrux 9 months ago

    If you haven't seen it you guys should check out "Nailed it", Jaques is a judge on that show and he's great!

  • R. V.
    R. V. 9 months ago

    Nice to see ol' Jacques again. I remember viewing the Chocolates program on the Food Network.

  • Chelsea
    Chelsea 9 months ago

    No leavenings??

  • Hellivv y
    Hellivv y 9 months ago

    I love this guy, i saw him on Netflix nailed it! And immediately like him, he's really cool

  • HelgeStrichen
    HelgeStrichen 9 months ago


  • brainiac642
    brainiac642 9 months ago

    These aren't even chocolate chip cookies. Goodbye.

  • Sydney Moore
    Sydney Moore 10 months ago

    i want a damn cookie.

  • DotDotDot
    DotDotDot 10 months ago

    My mom use to make this, they are the best thing ever.

  • fgsfdsmonkey
    fgsfdsmonkey 10 months ago

    The perfect chocolate chip cookie contains ingredients that are good.
    The perfect chocolate chip cookie is cooked correctly.
    Wow, this was very informative. Thank you, I can't wait to make the recipe.

  • Dune
    Dune 10 months ago

    you can really feel his passion and dedication to his craft. best of luck!

  • Rachel Elizabeth Lovegood

    I like how he says cookies and coco

  • Pedro Costa
    Pedro Costa 10 months ago

    I'm a brazilian watching a french speaking english wtff

  • Frozen Heart
    Frozen Heart 10 months ago

    I don't hate chocolate but i don't like it either. but i do like chocolate chip cookies. yea .. i don't understand why either.

  • AdiDoinStuff
    AdiDoinStuff 10 months ago

    I see the french flag on the collar- is he an MOF?

  • Samah Cioccolatina
    Samah Cioccolatina 11 months ago

    Thank you for this great video and detailed explication but please add the ingredients for home backers instead to try his recipe.

  • Byun Baekhyun
    Byun Baekhyun 11 months ago

    Does anyone know the recipe ,can u guys eye ball it?

  • the one from K
    the one from K 11 months ago

    chocolate button cookies*

  • Mary Delgado
    Mary Delgado 11 months ago

    His cookies and chocolates are the best ! ! !

  • Ellie Frato-Sweeney
    Ellie Frato-Sweeney 11 months ago

    1:09 "Zha fihrst ingredient zat we put in da bowl is da *Murican accent* BUDDER."

  • Maryah
    Maryah 11 months ago

    His accent ✨

  • Louella.y
    Louella.y 11 months ago

    It's crazy that this guy has been living and working in the US for so long and still have the biggest french accent. Man some people suck at languages 😂

  • Mariana
    Mariana 11 months ago

    when you're on a diet and watching this :/

  • Miss Pullip
    Miss Pullip 11 months ago

    French accent 😂😂😂

  • Boss Sauce
    Boss Sauce 11 months ago

    What are the amounts?

  • Pedro Costa
    Pedro Costa 11 months ago

    Where I find the recipe with the measurements?

  • potlovingchef14
    potlovingchef14 Year ago +1

    The way he say butter n chocolate is very American quite strange normally French are unouchate with ge na cha qua

  • tomatojuice12
    tomatojuice12 Year ago +1

    Anybody else notice that he didn't really cream the butter like Stella Parks says to do:

  • The Jew Crew
    The Jew Crew Year ago

    This guy a fucking genius