Wednesday, April 18, 2012

THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are THE BEST chocolate chip cookies in the world. In the WORLD. And I've made A LOT of cookies. I got this recipe from another food blog (Apple A Day).

You'll need:
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips (OR 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 peanut butter chips)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Start with butter and sugar - the way all good things start. Blend together the softened butter with both sugars until creamy.

Mix in an egg and vanilla, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.


In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.

Gradually add flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, just until blended.

The trick is not over mixing, so stop blending before the flour disappears completely. Folding in the chocolate chips will take care of the lingering flour.

Use a mini-scooper to drop globs of cookie dough on parchment paper, and slightly flatten the tops.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, and no longer than that! These cookies don't really turn brown on top, so it is sometimes hard to tell when they're done, but 10 minutes is plenty!

After I put in the first tray, I had the urge to throw in a handful of peanut butter chips to the remaining cookie dough. Good choice.

 When you take them out of the oven, let the cookies cool on the tray for about 10 minutes before removing.

Gorgeous. Enjoy these - they get eaten fast!

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