Thursday, December 06, 2018

Bake these now - The best chocolate chip cookie recipe

You know how you Google a recipe and end up on a blog that looks like it's got what you want, but then it just goes on and on and on. You have to scroll and scroll. There's 5 paragraphs telling you it's good.  There's 28 pictures from every angle possible.  There's a story about their cat.

And. You. Just. Want. The. Recipe.

I won't do that to you.  The backstory is I got this recipe from a post somewhere like mentioned above and copied and pasted it into a word document.  The end.

I bake a lot of cookies.  A lot.  These are winners.  You want to make them.  Today.

Big, Soft, Chocolate Chip cookies that stay soft - even the next day

  • Ingredients:  
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt*
  • 1 ½ sticks (6 oz) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed*
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips, plus more for topping*

    1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, beat together the cooled melted butter and the sugars with a hand-mixer for about one minute. Then, add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat until just combined.
    3. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix briefly, just until there are no flour clumps left. Fold in the chocolate chips.
    4. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to an hour.
    5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and preheat the oven to 350°F, making sure you have the racks in the middle of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.*
    6. Scoop 1/4 cup of cookie dough at a time and roll into balls. Then, tear the balls in half by pulling gently on both sides. Smush the two halves together again, but this time have the lumpy, torn sides face upward. Place on the prepared baking sheet, making sure the cookies have plenty of space to spread. You should be able to fit 6-8 cookies on each tray.
    7. Bake for about 10-14 minutes, rotating half-way through, or until the cookies have spread out and the edges are golden, but the centers of the cookies still look soft and undercooked. 
    8. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets until the cookies are firm enough to remove, about 15 minutes. As the cookies are cooling, press additional chocolate chips into the tops for a more bakery-style look.
    9. Repeat with remaining batches, until all cookies are baked. 


    1. I mean, you're right about needing to try these. I mean, they're just different enough from my go-to cc cookie receipe that I'm quite intrigued. Corn starch? All butter for the fat? Plus two T of flour???

      Alas, my wife is doing Weight Watchers right now and would probably murder me if I whipped these up for myself and the kids...

    2. These look amazing, Mel! Yummmmmmm!