Chocolate chip cookies

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Makes about 14 cookies
Chocolate chip cookies
(Ringo H. W. Chiu / For the Times)

Mix together the cake and all-purpose flours, baking soda and salt in a bowl.


Cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer just until the butter chunks disappear. Beat in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Mix in the flour mixture. Stir in the pastilles.


Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until very cold, 1 hour or overnight.


Heat the oven to 350 degrees (convection oven) or to 375 degrees (standard oven). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll chunks of batter between your hands into balls about the size of golf balls; place on the baking sheet. Bake until the cookies are done in the center and crispy around the edges, 11 minutes. Remove to wire racks.

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