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Best chocolate chip cookies ever recipe easy

Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is the most popular chocolate chip cookie? These are it! They are the perfectly chewy, chocolatey, ooey-gooey, answer to those intense sweet tooth cravings.

Equipment

  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Two mixing bowls (one for dry ingredients and a larger one for wet ingredients)
  • Electric handheld mixer
  • Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup cold butter (1 stick of butter is usually 1/2 cup)
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips. About 10-11 oz (or 1/2 a bag if you want less chocolate)
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 475°
  • Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper to prevent sticking
  • In the smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, salt, and baking soda
  • Cut the stick of butter into smaller pieces (as seen in the video)
  • In the larger mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract
  • Gently stir the dry ingredients (flour, corn starch, salt, etc.) into the larger bowl with the butter/egg/sugar mixture (as seen in the video)
  • Add in chocolate chips and optional walnuts. Mix gently until fully combined
  • Using a full size spoon (tablespoon), make cookie dough balls and place them on the baking sheet
  • Bake for 6-7 minutes or until the tops of the cookies get golden/brown (keep your eye on them:)
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool. They’ll continue to cook on the inside while they cool
  • For the softest cookies, eat them when they are warm, not totally cooled

Notes

TIP: To make EXTRA LARGE cookies, double the size of the cookie dough balls using 2 tablespoon scoops and increase the baking time to 9-10 minutes. Makes 9 cookies if made larger.