Enter, these cookies. And, wow. I think I just found my favorite easy chocolate chip recipe ever. I just said ever, people, this is a momentous occasion. Side note: I always want to spell occasion with two s's instead of two c's. What's wrong with me?
In any case, these cookies are great. They are exactly as soft and chewy as advertised. I hate a crisp cookie, though I know some people dig that. No, I like something very soft, almost doughy. And these fit the bill perfectly. I had a very hard time not just eating all of them at once. Seriously, try these. I don't think you'd regret it.
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In your mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla and blend until well mixed.
- Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Place tablespoon sized drops of dough on your cookie sheet, bake for 8-10 minutes until barely golden brown around the edges. These will not get brown, so don't overcook them.
- Let cool on the sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. For me this made about 2 dozen.
-- I didn't take photos of the process this time around, because it's basically the same as most every other chocolate chip cookie recipe, so you can see those photos around the site if you really have never made a chocolate chip cookie before.