I know that many people out there are not very big fans of Nestle Toll House cookie. I am not one of those people. I think that Ruth Wakefield was a genius, and I never found any need to change it up. Sure, I made some fun plays on chocolate chip cookies from time to time, but the basic recipe never failed me.
One day I had a radical idea of trying a couple of chocolate chip cookie recipes to see if anyone had improved on the original. Shortly after that, I discovered this recipe, claiming to be the best chewy chocolate chip cookies in the world. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? I decided I had to make them. Then I got busy making a whole ton of other types of cookies, and my plan of experimenting with other recipes fell to the side.
The secret ingredient: cornstarch
Cool, eh? Let’s get to these. Trust me, don’t wait months like I did.
Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Apple a Day
3/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line a baking sheet and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to the mixer and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scoop the dough using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon measuring spoon onto the tray. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, until just starting to brown around the edges. Do not overbake!
Leave cookies to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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