Pretty Damn Good Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt, optional and to taste
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients (both flours, cornstarch, baking soda, salt) in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine softened butter and both the brown sugar and white sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer (or a regular large bowl if you are using a hand mixer). Beat on medium high for 2-3 minutes, until sugar is incorporated and mixture is smooth.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, continue to beat for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour in the dry ingredients, a third of the mixture at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Using a wooden spoon, fold chocolate chips into the mixture. Once dough is put together, chill, covered, in the fridge for anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. This allows the flavors to meld together and really develops the taste of the cookie.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking liner, parchment paper, or cooking spray.
  7. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, make large balls (2.25 oz, or about the size of a golf ball). Averie recommends 8 cookies per cookie sheet, and this worked perfectly for me. These are larger than my average cookie size, so I wanted to make sure they were able to spread without getting all in each other's business.
  8. Bake for 10-14 minutes, or when the edges of the cookies just start to turn brown (the tops may still look raw). This really depends on your oven- Averie only needed 9 minutes, but my cookies were still completely raw at that stage. I needed an extra 5 minutes- the key is to keep checking on your cookies once you've hit the 9-10 minute mark.
  9. Remove cookies from the oven, and let sit in the hot baking sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool until you can't take it anymore. Enjoy!
Recipe by Total Noms at http://totalnoms.com/2013/02/best-ever-chocolate-chip-cookies/