Monday, September 24, 2012

Best-Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate chip cookies have always been something that Chad and I disagree on.  I make a ton of cookies around the holidays and I devour the chocolate chip cookies.  I like them flat, crispy and chewy in the center.  Chad doesn't eat them.  He tells me he doesn't like chocolate chip cookies.  He likes puffy, chewy cookies.  I have finally found the perfect cookie to turn him into a chocolate chip cookie lover.

I adapted this recipe from one that I found on Food Network Canada.  Anna Olson used a surprising ingredient to give the cookies more of a rise.  I tell you they are chewy and delicious.  Chad can't keep his hands off them.  I had to hide them in the freezer.  I am so excited to be adding these to the care package we are giving to our local fire department.  I will tell you more about that tomorrow.

Enjoy!

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Lemon Almond Crinkle Cookies are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside with the perfect amount of lemon and almond to wake up your cookie!

Best-Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 
makes approximately 5 dozen 1 tablespoon cookies

¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl; combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt with a whisk.  Set aside.

Cream butter and sugars, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, until lightly colored and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine.

Mix in dry ingredients until combined.  Do not over mix. Stir in chocolate chunks with a sturdy spatula.

Using a tablespoon size scoop, drop dough onto 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.)

Let cookies cool on your baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Slightly adapted from Anna Olson, Food Network Canada 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

15 comments:

  1. They sound and look wonderful. Was it the cornstarch that gives them the lift? Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? Flat, puffy, chewy, crunchy, chocolate chips are wonderful!

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  2. you better be right my friend- I am trying this recipe out tomorrow. Its my weekly cookie making day! Gotta always have cookies on hand:)

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  3. Pillows of chocolate chip fluffiness, nice!

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  4. Very yummy looking Donna! That cornstarch is a bit unusual, you wonder who thinks up things like this! I guess it doesn't matter if they're delicious that's what counts!

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  5. Cornstarch in cookie dough? I can't wait to give this recipe a try. You may have opened up a whole new cookie world for me! Pinned.

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  6. I'm a lover of flat chewy cookies too - and me and my boyfriend agree on that (fortunately). However, they aren't always the prettiest cookies. I'm trying this recipe out today and praying for success! They look delicious!

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  7. So where are the cookie reviews. I'm sure plenty have baked them!

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  8. what is the best way to store baked cookies to keep them chewy? I love baking cookies, but after the first day, they just don't taste the same.

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  9. Don't know what I did wrong but mine came out flat. Paper thin almost.

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  10. Don't know what I did wrong but mine came out completely flat.

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    1. Was the oven preheated? What did the batter look like before they went in the oven? Was the butter room temperature or melted? Was the baking soda pretty fresh? I would love to help you work through this. Let me know.

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  11. I made these "best-ever" chocolate chip cookies today, hoping for an upright soft cookie, as is indicated in the photo, but ended up with the usual flat, slightly crisp on the outside and chewy/gooey on the inside. I followed the recipe to the letter, preheated oven, room temp butter, fresh starch and soda, no over-mixing. How disappointing. Any thoughts?

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    1. I would be happy to go over the recipe with you. Can you tell me the brand of butter you used? Did you use a cookie scoop? You can email me and I would be more than happy to go over the recipe with you.

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    2. Thank you, I appreciate your helpfulness. I made another batch today with the same results. I used Trader Joe's organic unsalted butter at room temp. I did use a cookie scoop because I like them uniform and small so my kids can eat a few without eating a ton of cookie. I wonder if 1 tsp of leavened is enough, as the cornstarch does not leaven. The kids, of course, still think they are yummy, but I would like a different texture cookie.

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