Chocolate Chip Cookies

CookiesWe’re going simple today – back to basics if you will – back to the classic Chocolate Chip Cookie.

I must confess here and now that I have always struggled with this particular cookie.

Mine usually end up all spread out on the pan – thin as a dime and flat as pancakes.

My sisters don’t have this problem. Nope. Just me. After years of failures, I all but gave up on making the elusive chocolate chip cookie.

But not my girls. Dagmar found this recipe and – believe it or not – it worked! Still not able to believe the fact that we had actually produced a soft and wonderful chocolate chip cookie – I had Angel Girl make them.

Wonder of wonders! It worked for her, too!

The chocolate chip cookie famine is officially over and there was great rejoicing in all the land. Well – at least in my house!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream the butters and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Scoop into 1 inch balls using a cookie scoop. Drop on greased cookie sheets.

Bake 8-10 minutes. No longer than 10 minutes. The tops won’t brown.

Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove from the cookie sheet to wire racks and let cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen unless you sample too much dough!

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4 Responses

  1. Seriously?? YOU struggled with Chocolate Chip cookies?? And I thought it was only me. Ha ha ha . . . in fact I just took chocolate chip bars out of the oven because that’s the only way that seems to work for me. They’re either too flat like you said, or way to thick and ball like. I think the pan has something to do with it too ( I don’t like air-bake). Thanks for making me feel like not such a loser, Melinda. :o) I’ll have to try the recipe!

  2. Look so yummy!! Bet you’re missing your bakers this week! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!! LOve, Janie

  3. I will be trying this for sure. Nothing I love better with a big glass of milk!

  4. Baking these, today!
    Thanks for sharing!
    XO