Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A ‘Simpsons'-inspired cookie recipe for both show fans and not
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90% would make again
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Photo: Bluestem Brasserie

San Francisco's Bluestem Brasserie is known for putting topical spins on its sweets, and earlier this year, restaurant co-owner Adam Jed and pastry consultant Lori Baker launched a Simpsons-themed dessert menu fit for Homer Simpson himself. The desserts take their cues from the show's characters, like the East Side Cookie Kwan (named after the cutthroat realtor), which pairs these warm dark chocolate chunk cookies with a sea salt and cookies 'n' cream milkshake. 

Learn more about the special menu here, then make a milkshake to go with the cookies like they do at Bluestem.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Recipe adapted from Lori Baker, Bluestem Brasserie, San Francisco, CA

Yield: About 25 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus chilling time

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes, plus chilling time


1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

¾ cup granulated sugar

1¼ cups brown sugar

2 eggs

1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

1½ teaspoons salt

1¼ cups cake flour

1½ cups bread flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Sea salt, for garnish



1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and both sugars together for 10 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the vanilla and salt.

2. Add the flours, baking powder and baking soda, then stir in the chocolate chunks.

3. Scoop the cookie dough with a ¼-cup scoop, place on a baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator overnight.

4. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°.

5. Sprinkle the cookies with sea salt and bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.

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