The PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 24
If you've searched high and low for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, look no further! This foolproof recipe produces the softest, sweetest and chewiest cookies ever in a few simple steps!
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer affixed with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar on medium speed for about 2 minutes or until creamy and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla to combine. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Gradually begin adding the flour mixture into the batter, beating well after each addition, until a soft dough forms. Slowly stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Chill the dough for at LEAST one hour, or up to 48 hours in the fridge. Chilling the dough is MANDATORY to prevent cookies that spread!
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone liners or mist the sheets lightly with cooking spray. Drop rounded, smoothed Tablespoonfuls of dough onto each cookie sheet about 1" apart. Bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time. Do NOT over bake! The cookies may appear slightly undone in the center; this is OKAY as they will continue to cool as they sit.
  5. Allow the cookies to sit on the baking sheets for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store leftover cookies airtight, at room temperature.
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