The tradition of leaving a plate of cookies and a glass of milk for Santa isn’t really well known here in Germany. Since it’s one of my favorites though I decided to pass this one on to my little guy, so that he doesn’t have to miss out. So, for the past few weeks I have been on the search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie for Santa. The guy has to know his cookies so I didn’t want to disappoint. I tried numerous recipes before coming across this one on Pinterest. It was claiming to be the best chocolate chip cookie ever so of course, I had to try them. And disappoint they did not…
They are seriously the perfect balance of chewy and soft. The not so secret ingredient used that sets this recipe apart from the others, is corn starch. If you are a chocolate chip cookie fan I recommend you try this one out…you won’t be sorry. Oh, and you’re welcome Santa!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen
3/4 cup/170 g butter, unsalted and softened
3/4 cup/160 g light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup/50 g granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups/260 g all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
6 oz./150 g semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350℉/175℃
Cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and blend in.
Add the flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment. Drop the dough, using tablespoons, about 2 inches apart onto the sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes. They should be barely golden brown around the edges and still somewhat soft in the center. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. Or do as I did and just transfer them straight to your mouth while still warm.Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks, who got it from Kelsey’s Apple A Day, who got it from Anna Olson, The Food Network Canada