The chocolate chip cookie. Most mom’s I know have their favorite recipe for them and make them often and well. Not me 😦 I have literally attempted at least twenty different recipes and most of them taste so bad no one will eat them. They are either flat and hard, too cake-like and fluffy, falling apart, too salty, too gooey, too bland, too crunchy or just terrible all around. The seemingly simple chocolate chip cookie is my personal domestic kryptonite.
I’m on a quest now to achieve what feels impossible to me… make a chocolate chip cookie I love. Trust me it can be done by others, my friend Kayla’s cookies are so good I would gladly eat myself into a chocolate coma with them. I have also used her recipe and other’s that I like but they still come out terrible when I make them. TERRIBLE. I need help, seriously. I can make snicker doodles, sugar cookies, Oreo cookies, chocolate cookies, and several others very well. Chocolate chip cookies, nope. Many great moms have offered me ideas and tips yet my cookie attempts have not improved.
I’ve decided to blog my attempts when I try from now on until I find one I love. This recipe today I tried because it claimed to be the best chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. Well they are chewy, and ok. The recipe called for cornstarch which I’ve never heard of in a chocolate chip cookie recipe, but hey it was worth the try. They are one of my better attempts, the hubby likes them and is eating them as I type. I don’t hate them they are just not great tasting, a bit bland for my taste. I’m looking for more of a buttery and flavorful chocolate chip cookie. Well here it is today’s attempt.
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter and sugars until well blended. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix. Stir in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Finally, gently stir in the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. This made 3 1/2 dozen cookies for me.
If you have any ideas, tips, help or a recipe for me I would LOVE the help! Thanks for stopping by 🙂