Saturday, February 22, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic chocolate chip cookies recipe… For some reason, I have never find a recipe for this old time classic that worked for me. It was never worth baking at home, store bought version was always better. Until maybe now, love this easy recipe with little tricks on how to make your cookies soft and chewy or crispy. We tried the chewy version, and it was soooo good. Thanks to!

Chewy Cookies:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 large egg plus 2 egg yolks at room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and baking soda and put aside. In the bowl of your mixer, add butter and both granulated and brown sugars and cream together for 3-4 minutes on high until light and fluffy.
Next add in eggs one at a time beating until incorporated. Then add in pure vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Turn down your mixer to low and add in flour mixture in three intervals beating after each addition until well-combined. Lastly, stir in chocolate chips.
Place dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Two hours is even better.
Scoop cookie dough in balls the size of a tablespoon and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet at least 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cookies may seem undone but remove from oven.

Notes to making cookies chewier:
"More brown sugar in this recipe increases moistness due to the addition of molasses.
This version replaces on whole egg with two egg yolks. By omitting the egg white, the end result is softer and moister. By adding the secret ingredient cornstarch, the texture of the dough becomes softer and chewier. It's like magic! My chewy cookies need a little bit of chilling time. By chilling the dough, you create a firmer base that slows spreading and thinning as it bakes. This step is crucial and should not be skipped. Plan ahead when attempting these cookies. This is one of the most important steps for chewy cookies. You must slightly underbake. Underdone cookies are the key to soft cookies for days, though I don't think these delicious treats will stick around that long."

To read more and try the crispy version… read more here

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