Hectic weeks sure do get in the way of posting. It's a shame because the number one stress reliever is proven to be chocolate, so just when I need it most I'm too busy to make any chocolate treats. Thankfully I have a very large emergency stash of chocolate and animal crackers for times like this. Does anyone else have an obsession with animal crackers? I load up on them in the $1 section of Target, but I've begun to realize no one else likes them.. To each his own!
Anywho, the question is: why did I decide to try out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe when I have already given my heart to this recipe? I guess it was something about the picture. It also might have been the description that said "Readers, whatever you're doing, stop. Right now. Make these cookies NOW."
I didn't make them right when I read that, but it did move them to the top of my "must make list."
The secret/odd ingredient in these is cornstarch. They are incredible. My dough was a bit warm when I finished, so I stuck it in the fridge for 30 min or so before making them. That's the only thing I changed about the recipe. The longer you can put them in the fridge the less they will spread. The final result is a chewy, moist, flavorful cookie. As far as I know, it's impossible to have just one. Regardless of whether you already have a favorite cookie recipe, this is absolutely one to try. I don't know if it beats my previous favorite recipe, but it's pretty darn close! Enjoy!
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe from Apple a Day
3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add egg and vanilla and blend in.
3. Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks.
4. Using a standard-sized cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. (The tops will not brown, but do NOT cook longer than ten minutes.)
5. Let cool, on the sheet, on a wire rack for five minutes. Remove from baking sheet and let cool completely. Makes approximately 3 dozen. Try not to eat them all.
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