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3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (4 ounces or 113 grams), plus more for dusting
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar (1/4 ounce or 7 grams)
1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) Diamond Crystal kosher salt; for table salt, 1/4 teaspoon or weigh out 2 grams
1 stick (4 ounces) fridge-cold butter
1/4 cup cold tap water (2 ounces or 57 grams)
3/4 cup softened butter (12 tablespoons or 1 1/2 sticks): do not melt
1/2 cup white sugar (100 grams)
1/2 cup brown sugar (107 grams)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (90 grams)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk, dark chocolate or a mix!) (255 grams)
For the dough: Whisk flour, sugar, and salt together in a medium bowl. Cut your sticks of butter into cubes no smaller than 1/2 inch; I get about 32 tiny squares per stick. Toss with flour mixture to break up the pieces. With your fingertips, smash each cube flat—that’s it! And it’s fun! Stir in water, then press and knead the dough against the sides of the bowl until it mostly comes together in a messy ball. Add a teaspoon more water if you think you need it to bring the dough together.
Build your layers: On a well-floured work surface, roll dough into a rough rectangle. Fold the short sides to the center, then fold the sides in again like closing a book. Fold in half again, bringing the short sides together into a thick block.
Roll out your pie: Using as much flour as needed, roll your dough into a 14-inch circle; this size allows room to line the pie plate, and enough overhang to form a generous border. Thicker dough will not crisp as intended. Transfer to 9-inch pie plate. Dust off excess flour and make sure the dough is nestled into the bottom edge of the pan. With scissors trim the edge so that it overhangs by about 1 1/4 inches. Fold overhang over itself to create thick border that sits on top edge of pie plate, not below. Crimp or shape crust as desired. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to overnight before proceeding with the recipe.
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