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Perfect Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies. Are there three more perfect words in the entire universe? And they only get better when you add “perfect” and “chewy” to the beginning.
This recipe for perfect chewy chocolate chip cookies comes to us by way of Grokker, and we think it’s rather, well, perfect for the holiday season. Sure, you can make and decorate all those Christmas cookies for an exchange or gift, but you know that not a soul will complain if your contribution comes in the form of delicious chocolate-chip treats.
Check out the video and recipe below, and let us know if you agree that this chocolate chip cookie recipe surpasses all others!

Perfect Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30
This recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies is perfect for any celebration (or just a rather delightful Wednesday afternoon).
  • ½ cup (125 ml) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup (125 ml) packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups (310 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon (30 ml) cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon (2 ml) baking soda
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 1 cup (250 ml) chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  2. Cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and then the vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir until evenly blended and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop the cookies by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays leaving 1½ inches (4 cm) between them.
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the tray for 5 minutes, and then transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.
  8. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

What’s your very favorite holiday cookie? My sister-in-law makes her grandmother’s pignoli recipe every year around this time, and I can’t get enough of them, although I still rarely turn down a chocolate chip cookie! Kristen

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