Monday, January 14, 2013

Ah-mazing Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh, chocolate chip cookies what a difficult cookie to master. I can never seem to make the right cookies I'm in the mood for. Some people like thin cookies, some people like thick and chewy. What camp do you fall into? I'm a solidly in the camp of thick and chewy cookies where the cookie puffs up and barely spreads during baking. And these cookies fit the bill perfectly. They are small enough where I don't feel too guilty eating one but delicious enough where it isn't out of the question that I ate the entire plateful. 

I have been wanting to make some cookies since our weather turned cold (which was about 2 weeks ago). Chocolate chip cookies just seem like the perfect snack for a cold winter day.

Please make these now. You won't regret it, I promise. They are so good.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe by Apple a Day

  • 1 and 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened 
  • 3/4 c. of brown sugar 
  • 1/4 c. of granulated sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract 
  • 2 c. of all purpose flour 
  • 2 tsp. of cornstarch 
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt 
  • 1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugars together in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and stir until blended.
  • Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Using a standard size cookie scoop, drop dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are slightly golden brown. Do not bake any longer than 10 minutes. 
  • Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove from the cookie sheet and transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Enjoy! And try not to eat a plateful. ;) 


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