Snowy weather makes me crave baked goods, something warm and comforting to counteract the cold. What’s more warm and comforting than homemade, fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies? Especially chewy chocolate chip cookies. I’m a die-hard chewy cookie fan, so if you’re into a crispy cookie you’re in the wrong place. I found this recipe on Pinterest (what else is new?) and it’s chewy cookie perfection. Apparently, cornstarch is the secret to getting a chewy cookie. This is my new go-to recipe, so I thought I’d share it incase anyone else reading is also a chewy cookie girl (or guy). I only had enough butter to make half a batch (note to self, always keep fridge stocked with butter), it was a little tricking halving the recipe (especially half an egg!), but they still came out amazing.
From Sally’s Baking Addiction:
(I cut the recipe in half since I didn’t have enough butter for the full batch, what’s listed is for the full amounts)
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks or 170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) dark brown sugar
1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch (aka cornflour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/4 cup (225g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Beat butter and sugar together with a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
2. Add egg and vanilla until well combined.
3. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly add to wet mixture on low speed until well combined.
4. Stir in chocolate chips until evenly dispersed, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (you could do longer, but I wasn’t waiting til the next day)
5. After the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough about a tablespoon of cookie dough into one inch balls, and place on a cookie sheet. I also flattened each cookie slightly as these cookies tend to stay puffy. Bake for 10 minutes or until the sides are slightly golden-when you remove them they won’t look completely done, but don’t worry, they are. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then enjoy!
These were so amazing and definitely worth the effort! It’s probably better that I couldn’t make the full recipe cause I would have wanted to eat them all!