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Monday, May 26, 2014

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies | The Sweets Life
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
After Brecken was born, so many people brought us meals to help us transition into parenthood without having to worry about getting dinner on the table. My friend Stephanie was one of those people and, knowing me well, she was sure to include dessert when she dropped off dinner. Steph had told me about her new favorite chocolate chip cookies, which contained a secret ingredient. I was intrigued, especially when I discovered that the secret ingredient was different than the secret ingredient chocolate chip cookies I’d previously made. I'm actually a regular reader of Kelsey's blog, but had completely forgotten about this recipe!
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The secret ingredient here? Cornstarch! Although the recipe only contains 2 tsp cornstarch, it transforms these cookies into the chewiest, softest little gems you could ever imagine. I’m embarrassed to say how quickly Ryan and I polished off Steph’s batch of cookies, and even more embarrassed to say how quickly I found myself in the kitchen whipping up another batch of them.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies | The Sweets Life
Bottom line—everyone has their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and their favorite style of chocolate chip cookie. I’m not suggesting you abandon yours, but promise me you’ll at least give this one a try…I’m willing to bet you won’t be disappointed! Perfect treat to make on your day off today, yes?

Also, just a word of remembrance for the many men and women we are honoring today on Memorial Day!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Apple a Day

-3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-1 egg
-2 tsp vanilla extract
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-2 tsp cornstarch
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
2. Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Use a cookie scoop to place tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until the edges are barely golden brown (do NOT overbake!).
4. Allow to cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.