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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  • TheDHUSquad
    TheDHUSquad 18 days ago


  • Love2TravelAway
    Love2TravelAway Month ago

    Thanks to Mexico we heave chocolate vanilla and other ingredients like the tomato avocado chilies and much more

  • Antonio Kinsey
    Antonio Kinsey 2 months ago

    Torres likes 82% fat in butter. My Land O Lakes butter only contains a total fat of 14%, does that sound right?

  • Ius and The Foods
    Ius and The Foods 2 months ago

    Where s the recipe

  • Antonio Kinsey
    Antonio Kinsey 3 months ago

    Where are the ingredients with the quantities ? Those chocolate feves chips he uses, they only sell them at Whole Foods and they are $17.99 per pound and they only had smaller size.

  • Antonio Kinsey
    Antonio Kinsey 3 months 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? Those chocolate feves chips he uses, they only sell them at Whole Foods and they are $17.99 per pound and they only had a smaller size.

  • Romy V
    Romy V 3 months 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 4 months ago +2

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

  • Endora 7
    Endora 7 4 months ago

    Ok but they look flat

  • Marie Rivoallan
    Marie Rivoallan 4 months ago

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

  • 0ArmoredSoul0
    0ArmoredSoul0 7 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 8 months ago +1

    cant stop watching this.....

  • Randall Pratt
    Randall Pratt 9 months ago

    Hmm no leveling agent??

  • Rae Smith
    Rae Smith 9 months ago +1

    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 9 months ago

    How do chocolatiers manage not eating everything?

  • orlybabe
    orlybabe 9 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 9 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 9 months ago

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

    • Brittany Johnson
      Brittany Johnson 9 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 11 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 11 months ago +2

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

  • Knuckles
    Knuckles 11 months ago +1

    Extrodinary video, I love cookies 🍪

  • Springboob Squirepin
    Springboob Squirepin 11 months ago

    I don’t like chocolate.

  • spacecowboy
    spacecowboy Year ago

    Jack Torrance

  • Mille
    Mille Year ago

    I love sweets so much

  • Sarosh Sohail
    Sarosh Sohail Year ago


  • calvin yip
    calvin yip Year ago

    What's the recipe?

  • Ghost Killer
    Ghost Killer Year ago

    shitty music

  • Yasmin Roberts
    Yasmin Roberts Year ago

    3 please

  • Thunderkrux
    Thunderkrux Year 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. Year ago

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

  • Chelsea
    Chelsea Year ago

    No leavenings??

  • Hellivv y
    Hellivv y Year ago

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

  • HelgeStrichen
    HelgeStrichen Year ago


  • brainiac642
    brainiac642 Year ago

    These aren't even chocolate chip cookies. Goodbye.

  • Sydney Moore
    Sydney Moore Year ago

    i want a damn cookie.

  • DotDotDot
    DotDotDot Year ago

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

  • fgsfdsmonkey
    fgsfdsmonkey Year 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 Year ago

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

  • anna fiona
    anna fiona Year ago

    I like how he says cookies and coco

  • Pedro Costa
    Pedro Costa Year ago

    I'm a brazilian watching a french speaking english wtff

  • Abdallah Fadaly
    Abdallah Fadaly Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Samah Cioccolatina

    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 Year ago

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

  • the one from K
    the one from K Year ago

    chocolate button cookies*

  • Mary Delgado
    Mary Delgado Year ago

    His cookies and chocolates are the best ! ! !

  • Ellie Frato-Sweeney

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

  • Maryah
    Maryah Year ago

    His accent ✨

  • Louella.y
    Louella.y Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Miss Pullip
    Miss Pullip Year ago

    French accent 😂😂😂

  • Boss Sauce
    Boss Sauce Year ago

    What are the amounts?

  • Pedro Costa
    Pedro Costa Year 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

  • jaymar htx
    jaymar htx Year ago

    fuuuuuck im hard

  • D_Moye
    D_Moye Year ago

    These are so simple to prepare. You will make them for the rest of your life, they are divine

    • Antonio Kinsey
      Antonio Kinsey 3 months ago

      Just another example of a comment talking shit and not being able to back up what they say.
      Why make a comment at all, to make yourself feel good by showing off? Shut up.

    • Pedro Costa
      Pedro Costa Year ago

      Byun Baekhyun i also need the recipe

    • Byun Baekhyun
      Byun Baekhyun Year ago +1

      D_Moye if u made them , can u tell me the recipe pls?

  • Caiden Merritt
    Caiden Merritt Year ago


  • mcgibs
    mcgibs Year ago

    Wonder what his bakery will be like once the Grandmapocalypse hits.

  • Harim Medina Mejía

    I want the recipe so bad

  • Cordelia Drew
    Cordelia Drew Year ago

    Can someone link me to the recipe for his cookies? Thanks!

  • NameNotFound
    NameNotFound Year ago +1

    So he doesn't use all purpose flour and mixes cake and bread flour, thus making all purpose flour. What is this stupidity by definition the difference is protein content, bread flour having the most protein thus better gluten formation in things like...bread, cake flour having the least amount and AP flour being smack in the middle. So when you mix bread and cake flour you get AP flour, just use the fucking all purpose flour and screw this pretentious french twat.

  • Dave Man
    Dave Man Year ago

    mad skillz!

  • Loch Ness
    Loch Ness Year ago

    can't wait to make cookies based on a recipe with no measurements included

  • Mycel
    Mycel Year ago

    I would buy 8000 cookies from that guy.

  • MRDK
    MRDK Year ago

    Wow nice

  • iron spider
    iron spider Year ago

    My cookies don't spread though

  • reviewfor thetube

    Bro this guy loves chocolate more then anybody ive ever seen lol

  • DankWilliamsJr
    DankWilliamsJr Year ago

    So, basically the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag?

  • Terry Crosshanger

    Did he just give away trade secrets?

  • The Fuck You Looking At

    Damn he should give some of the credit to the little rat on his head smh.

  • Rodimus Prime
    Rodimus Prime Year ago

    he sure loves zeeuu chocolate

  • CosGaulo
    CosGaulo Year ago

    yeah, great, now i'm fucking hungry for cookies, goddamn you

  • Dankos
    Dankos Year ago

    How do I get here from turtle porn?

    • Dankos
      Dankos 6 months ago


  • GAS
    GAS Year ago

    He's in love with chocolate. thats tight

  • Perhaps _
    Perhaps _ Year ago +1

    Damn, the fat kid from Charlie in the chocolate factory is all grown up now

  • Mitchellaneous
    Mitchellaneous Year ago

    OK who else salivated before the video started?

  • thetek9
    thetek9 Year ago

    Goddamnit I want one of this man's cookies

  • Cypeq
    Cypeq Year ago

    I don't believe you, I don't believe french.

  • rhinobotha1
    rhinobotha1 Year ago

    I want you to say Ricky Bobby "I love chocolate cookies"

  • A Guitarist
    A Guitarist Year ago

    I need zat merde

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  • lucky Man
    lucky Man Year ago

    Accent slip on butter, Fake French dude

  • Elias Wagner
    Elias Wagner Year ago

    Not trolling, this cookie looks like garbage. I've never heard of using high gluten flour in cookie dough. Chewiness in cookies is supposed to come from the molasses in brown sugar, not from gluten. Plus, these cookies look mad dry. They don't tear, they break.

  • av
    av Year ago

    This gave me a half chub. I want some fucking cookies now.

  • Derek Jones
    Derek Jones Year ago

    I dont like chocolate or sweets candie ect whatsoever but i will get down on a subway chocolate chip cookie now and then

  • momokokochuchuchu

    its cute how much he loves chocolate lol

  • Nabil Hakim
    Nabil Hakim Year ago

    soft cookies > hard cookies

  • Julian Fritz
    Julian Fritz Year ago

    What about baking soda??? He doesn't add baking soda????

  • iPooKaePoo
    iPooKaePoo Year ago

    Best cookies ive had is cookietime, big chunks of chocolate

  • ipissed
    ipissed Year ago +3

    French accent: check. Fancy chef outfit: check. Repeat "all purpose flour is good for everything but nothing" culinary school tag line: check. Now sprinkle some extra salt on it and you are the best.

  • TheJOBeffect
    TheJOBeffect Year ago


  • TJ Perette
    TJ Perette Year ago

    I'm one of those people that hate chocolate. No lie.

  • esklam der
    esklam der Year ago

    Wow that cookie looks reaaaaalll good

  • Tapiture
    Tapiture Year ago +4

    I made these chocolate chip cookies and damn they are good. My new go-to recipe. Here it is in word-form if anyone wants to make them.

  • Bolek989
    Bolek989 Year ago

    Well this dude is definitely in the right business

  • ComicBook Chaos #27

    it's scary that i was thinking it right when he said it's all about the three different textures, crispy chewy and gooey 🤤🤤🤤

  • Canebrake
    Canebrake Year ago

    Damn! I really want a chocolate chip cookie now

  • Aerochalklate
    Aerochalklate Year ago

    who else thinks chocolate chip cookies taste so good when made with melted butter.. and also i love it when the cookies are thin and crispy on the outside

  • Robert Christophet Calayan

    This only shows the procedure, where are the recipe for the cookies😊?

  • JKuda
    JKuda Year ago

    I make a better chocolate chip cookie.