Sunday, March 17, 2013

New Best Friend Chocolate Chip Cookies

Feeling a little lonely? Need some new friends? These cookies will get you a new best friend. Or 20. Whip up a batch of these gnarly noms and you'll have people breaking down your door for a cookie. Or just a crumb. I got the recipe from one of my new favorite blogs - Sally's Baking Addiction. Usually I don't bother trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes because EVERYBODY has a favorite. But this one caught my eye because of the corn starch. I've recently been using a lot more corn starch and have continuously been impressed by the results in sauces and other baked goods. I've found it smooths out doughs and, of course, makes them a little thicker.

Bake Temp - 350
Prep Time - 10 minutes + 30 minutes cooling
Bake Time - 8 minutes
Ready In - 50 minutes

3/4 cup butter at room temperature 
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Grease baking sheets, or line with parchment/wax paper.
In a large bowl  cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed until fluffy and no butter chunks remain. Mix in egg and vanilla.

  In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients.

Stir in chocolate chips. Dough will be thick and sticky. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Snack time!

Preheat oven to 350F.
The dough may be a little crumbly, but when you roll it into balls it will smooth out fine.

 Drop tbsp sized balls of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes, until just golden brown around the edges. Do NOT cook them longer than 10 minutes.

 Remove and let cool for 3 minutes on the cookie sheet. They will slightly deflate as you let them cool. Transfer to cooling rack.
Rumor has it they may even be better the second day, but I have my doubts that they'll make it that long!

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