February 28, 2013

The Words I Never Thought I’d Hear …


I made a new chocolate chip cookie recipe the other day. I’d pinned it long ago on Pinterest and then promptly forgot about it {does anyone else have  Pinesia?}. Then my sister made them and raved, so I thought I’d better give them a try.

I’ve written about chocolate chip cookie recipes before. I’ve tried many and usually stick with a few that I rotate between depending on what type of cookie I’m in the mood for – chewy, crunchy, dense, light, etc.

But that is a thing of the past. I have found THE chocolate chip cookie recipe. And I will not be making the others any more.

It was all summed up in one statement by The Hubby. He ate the new cookies and boldly declared the words I never thought I would hear:

“These are the best cookies you have ever made. They are BETTER THAN THE BOYFRIEND COOKIES.”

Excuse Moi? Did I just hear that correctly. Better than the cookies I have been baking for him faithfully for 18 years? Wow. And Wow!

So, here’s the dilly-o on these cookies . . .

They have a secret ingredient which I’ve never used in a cookie recipe before, but now think has made all the difference. Are you ready?

It’s cornstarch!

Man, they are so, so good. Chewy, light, fluffy, sweet, salty, chocolatey. Do I need to keep talking? No! Go make these cookies now. You can thank me later.


Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

barely adapted from Anna Olson, Food Network Canada


3/4 c. butter, softened

3/4 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. granulated sugar

1 egg

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 c. all purpose flour

2 tsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add egg and vanilla and blend in.

3.  Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks.

4.  Using a standard-sized cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto a prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges.  (The tops will not brown, but do NOT cook longer than ten minutes.)

5.  Let cool, on the sheet, on a wire rack for five minutes.  Remove from baking sheet and let cool completely.  Makes approximately 3 dozen.


Aiketa said...

Huuuray on finding the best cookie recipe!!!

After the huge cookie fail last weekend, I think my father won't be happy if I tell him I'm trying to bake some more cookies this next weekend... hahaha
So for now, no cookie baking for me.
On Monday, I decided to bake a banana bread for the first time (I needed to feel I wasn't that bad at baking something) and fortunately it went well! :)

Apis Melliflora said...

I do feel like we've discovered some baking secret known only to a few...and now we are part of the few!

I will likely never make chocolate chip cookies without cornstarch again. Yummo!

Emily said...

Funny you would post this since I made these exact cookies last week and they are perfection. A new favorite for sure:)

The Queen Vee said...

I thought you would bring we one today to try, now I'm thinking you and the fam and them all.

It's a great feeling when you have such fab baking success.

JulieB said...

I'm always on the hunt for "the one" when it comes to cookie recipes. I'll have to try this one out. Yum!