Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

What is it about cookies?

Seriously, though. I mean, I genuinely think I'm lactose intolerant. Who does that, at 27-years-old nonetheless?

I always regret them. But I keep comin' back.

Okay, so it's no secret I'm a Pinterest fanatic. I have about 30 boards, and that's not including my secret boards. It's out of control. But I'm always seeing recipes for what are supposedly the "best cookies ever."

Hint: just because they are edible does not mean they are the best. Although I'm sure they're just fine. I don't mean to shake your self confidence.

Anyway, I came across one of those recipes that you see every other second that swears that cornstarch is the key to the perfect cookie. I always blew it off, because that was weird, and when it comes to my cookies, I don't take risks. But when I realized my big thrill in life right now is reading a book in silence with a Diet Dr. Pepper and an antacid, I knew I needed to liven it up.

Okay, I need to get out more.

So here's a recipe directly from Anna Olson at Food Network Canada. They were fluffy and chewy and wonderful, cornstarch and all! Also, I apologize for the lack of pictures, but I was making a double batch, and I didn't want to confuse you. Just looking out for ya'.

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Beat together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extra. Mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture, slowly mixing until smooth.
  • Toss in the chocolate chip and stir.
  • Bake on a sprayed baking sheet for 8-10 minutes.

Try not to eat them all. But three or four would be perfectly acceptable.

Love and lactose,