Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

So on top of having two children under the age of three and being pregnant with Baby #3, we are also trying to sell our house!  It is crazy!  Last Sunday we had a house showing in the morning, so I decided to whip up a batch of homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies that would make the house smell scrumptious and also offer a snack to the people looking at our home.  At this point, I am willing to do just about anything to get our house sold as quickly as possible!  I would really like to move before I am 9 months pregnant and there is most likely snow on the ground (ugh)!

When I went about picking a recipe, I specifically wanted soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies since they would make for less crumbs than crispy cookies.  I searched around over on Pinterest and found that many recipes recommend adding corn starch to the dry ingredients in order to get the texture that I wanted.  So I did, and they came out just perfect!

Your Shopping List for Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Now Let's Make the Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and heat until well incorporated
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, baking soda, and salt
  5. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat on low until a soft dough forms
  6. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough
  7. Using a cookie scoop, drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets
  8. Bake in your preheated oven for 8 - 10 minutes until just lightly golden
  9. Cool on cookie sheets for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely 

My sweet little cookie helpers (and eaters)!

*recipe adapted from http://americanheritagecooking.com

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