Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are great because they make 2 dozen! I have halved it and it worked out great for me, so if you're wanting to make 1 dozen cookies, do that and it will work out great! But, I like to share cookies with others, and I still want a lot for myself, so 2 dozen is perfect for us! This recipe makes suuuper soft cookies and they look slightly undercookied, but they end up being perfect! They're very rich and so it makes it a little easier to stop after eating just a couple of them.
I never really liked cookies a ton growing up, but I have come to like them a lot more recently. I don't know why exactly though? I'm a chocolate lover, and usually brownies and ice cream means more chocolate, so that's my only guess. Ice cream is still my dessert of choice, but chocolate chip cookies are coming to be a very close second. Lucky for me, cookies are a lot easier to make than ice cream is, and it's also easier to share cookies with neighbors and friends. The day before my brother left on his mission, we got together and had dinner as a family. I brought these cookies for dessert, but they were gone before we even finished cooking dinner. SO GOOD! I have a favorite recipe, but they make like 8 or 9 dozen cookies, and that's way too many for me because after sharing, I still have about half of them left. And you know, I could eat all of them.

Look at these cookies, they are amazing! I'm not a chewy cookie person, and these ones just crumble in your mouth, so they're my favorites!! This was a first for me to chill the cookie dough before cooking it, and it was totally a game changer. It helped the cookies to not spread as much while cooking. It also helped to cook for about 11 minutes because then they cook perfectly. I was a little surprised with how much butter it contained, but I guess that's what makes it so good? I also don't think that I'v ever used cornstarch in a cookie recipe, but they were amazing so I guess it helped! I received this recipe from Gimme Some Oven and it said it would only make 1 dozen, but I got about 20 cookies out of it (and ate a little big of dough), so if you make larger cookies, you would be pretty close to 1 dozen. If not, what's a few extra cookies going to hurt?!

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt (If using salted butter, you can omit this ingredient-I like a little extra salt, so I keep it!)
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips (throw all the chocolate in there that you can, usings chunks and small chips is a favorite of mine)


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉
  2. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. Using a stand mixer, (as always, I use my favorite KitchenAid) cream together butter and sugars until combined and fluffy
  4. Add egg and vanilla to mixture and continue mixing for about 1 minute
  5. On low speed, slowly add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt (you can mix these in a seperate bowl and then add the whole mixture to this one, but I don't like cleaning extra bowls) 
  6. Continue mixing for about 2 minutes or until completely combined
  7. Mix in chocolate chips with hands, I think this mixes them more evenly 
  8. Roll into medium-sized balls (about 2 Tbsp.) and place on a cookie sheet 
  9. Chill in fridge for about 15 minutes
  10. Cook for 10-12 minutes (they don't look like they're finished cooking when you take them out)
  11. Leave on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack or paper towels


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