Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My last post was a crazy good recipe for making Homemade Coffee Creamer, so I figured what could possibly go better with coffee than some delectable, chewy, scrumptious, perfectly-perfect chocolate chip cookies?
Everyone has their favorite style of chocolate chip cookies and many of you probably have a recipe that you always follow.  I always follow good-old Betty Crocker, because that's what my Mom does, BUT let me tell ya, this recipe just slid into home base and there's no going back, baby.  Sorry Betty and Mom, but this is the new chocolate chip recipe.  
Have an open mind and give it a try.

There is an unusual ingredient in the recipe for these especially chewy cookies, I'll see if you notice what it is.

You should probably make these when you are going to have company, unless you want to eat the whole batch.  Yup, that's how good they are.  NO joke.

Ultra-Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
(inspired by Apple A Day Blog)

3/4 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2-1 cup chocolate chips (depending on how many chips you like, I prefer less chip and more cookie)

Preheat oven to 350*  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (PLEASE go buy parchment and USE it if you haven't don't this yet.  It makes perfect cookies.)
Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
Mix in dry ingredients.  Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
Drop dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet, bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly gold.  Don't overcook!
Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

Later this week, I'm going to post about my trip to LA last week.  Lots of Disney, family and beach time.
Enjoy your coffee and cookies.


  1. Chewy chocolate chip cookies are my number one weakness! I have never seen cornstarch used in a cookie recipe, but this is a brilliant idea! I can understand how it would act as a binding agent and help maintain chewiness. Great idea and great recipe!

    1. Hi Julia! You won't be disappointed with these cookies....unless you are trying to fit into smaller jeans :)

  2. J loved these cookies, he is always complaining that mine are two crispy! Yippie and thank heaven for cornstarch!

  3. Awesome! That was always my complain about Ol' Betty's recipe too! We found the magic ticket!!