Did you know that the second week in March is actually National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week? Well, I’m a few months off, but I’m pretty sure any week can be Chocolate Chip Cookie Week here at That Oven Feelin’. Everyone has their favorite go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, so I have decided to share mine. These cookies are soft, fluffy, and just melt in your mouth. It doesn’t get better than that.
Disclaimer: I’m not claiming that this chocolate chip cookie recipe is better than your family’s secret recipe passed down through generations. I don’t want to start any fights since I know I’ve crossed into something that can be very personal. Still, give these a try!
There is nothing better than a warm, fluffy, chewy cookie served under a big scoop of ice cream. I make mine with cornstarch, which makes the cookies incredibly soft and thick. Seriously, give the cornstarch a try. I was a bit skeptical at first, but it works. Try these with nuts, mint chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, or even m&m’s.
If you like a cookie that is a bit more crispy, then leave out the cornstarch and replace the baking soda with baking powder. Baking powder actually contains baking soda which causes the cookies to rise. You can usually use baking powder in place of baking soda, but not the other way around. Baking soda needs to be combined with an acidic ingredient to rise.
Since Christmas is rapidly approaching, put a few chocolate chip cookies into clear treat bags as gifts. Cookies make great stocking stuffers! I wouldn’t recommend leaving these out with milk for Santa Claus though – especially if they are unattended. These tend to disappear quickly in my house when I’m not looking. Maybe Santa Claus visits my house year-round…
I honestly think I took a million pictures of these cookies. I also think I had half as many cookies at the end, compared to when I started. As someone who doesn’t particularly like sweets, that’s a pretty good feat for me. These are pretty addicting.
I would love to hear about your favorite cookie recipes! Write me a comment below or send me an e-mail with your favorites!
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg, extra large
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips (or nuts)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a stand mixer, mix the brown and granulated sugar with the butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated. Then mix in the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Using a tablespoon, drop the dough onto the sheet and bake for 10 minutes. These cookies will be light in color, so don't wait for them to brown.
- Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.