I first saw these cookies over at Project Naptime and then I saw them on another blog and then another and then all over Pinterest. I could not get away from these cookies, so I gave in and made them.
These cookies were soooooooooo good! If you like a chewy chocolate chip cookie, then this recipe is made for you! They are so extremely chewy and soft and buttery and they stay fresh for several days. We finished off a whole batch of these cookies between the two of us! This is MY NEW FAVORITE recipe for chocolate chip cookies without oats (I have another favorite one with oats).
The secret ingredient is the cornstarch! That is what makes them so chewy. If you have any other recipes saved for chocolate chip cookies that you have been wanting to try, do yourself a favor and try this recipe first!
Best EVER Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from: Anna Olson
3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
chocolate chips, as many as you like
Cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and add to wet ingredients. Mix to combine and stir in the chocolate chips. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a small cookie scoop and drop dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until barely golden around the edges. The key is to NOT overbake.
If you want crispy cookies, omit the cornstarch and replace the baking soda with baking powder.
**Jenn's Notes Update: I LOVE these cookies and I make them all of the time. If the dough looks a little crumbly while mixing, don't worry, it will come together. I get between 27 and 30 cookies and I bake them for 10 minutes (NO LONGER). They will look underdone, but they set up perfectly.