Place eggs gently in a large pot-preferably in a single layer.
Cover with cool tap water to 2" above eggs.
Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat.
Immediately turn off heat and cover tightly.
Set timer for 12 minutes.
After 12 minutes, place pot in the sink and run cold water over the eggs for at least 5 minutes.
Drain most of the water off, and add ice cubes to quickly chill the eggs.
When eggs are thoroughly chilled, peel and dry them.