Christina Tosi is one of my favorite baker/pastry chefs. She is the Head Chef at Momofuku Milk Bar bakery. Christina is not afraid of mixing things up in the kitchen and adding whatever she wants. Thats why I love her style.
Below is her Famous Salt and Pepper Cookies. I have made these over and over and my People all are amazing everytime they take a bite.
These cookies are a Mix of a Sugar and Butter cookies. With hints of pepper and salt . Another great thing about these cookies are that the dough freezes well . I usually make a large batch and wrap half and freeze for whenever days. For best results place batter on parchment paper roll into a log . Wrap and rewrap with plastic wrap. Freeze!
I also found it easier that after the batter is mixed to place the mixing bowl in the refidgertor for about 7mins or so. Then scoop them on to a baking sheet.
Makes about 3dozen
4 cups of All purpose flour
2 Tbsp. Kosher Salt
4 tsp. Freshly Ground Pepper (add more if you want a real pop)
1 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1 lb. Aka 4 sticks (yep buttttta) unsalted butter, softened
3 cups of sugar
2 large eggs
In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the salt,pepper,baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3minutes. Beat the eghs one at a time until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined.
Preheat oven 375° . Using an ice cream scooper, tablespoon or roll with hands. Working in 2 batches you wanna create about 1 1/2 inch balls and arrange them 3 inches apart on parchment paper lined sheets. Bake 12 -16 minutes until the edges are slightly browned. Be Sure to rotate pans halfway through. Let the cookies cool for 10mins then transfer to wire racks .
Baked cookies last for up to 3days in an airtight container.