Dec 142012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 24 cookies
  • ¾ cup/170g butter, unsalted and softened
  • ¾ cup/160g light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup/50g granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups/260g all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 6 oz./150g semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉/175℃
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and blend in.
  3. Add the flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. 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.
  5. 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


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  16 Responses to “Cookies For Santa: The best Chocolate Chip Cookies ever, to be exact”

Comments (16)
  1. Ok I can read this page now 🙂

    Glad you like my recipe and that you’re happy with the cookies. They look delicious!

  2. Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post 🙂

    • Hi Marla! Glad you like the cookies and thanks for sharing the recipe on your page. Happy Holidays!

  3. Just made these cookies last night. One word:disappointed. They were very pretty looking but taste or smell just wasn’t there! The texture is pretty terrible! Followed the recipe to a T and would never make them again..unless I was eating only the batter which was delish before cooked! Only cooked for 5 mins, as my oven is hotter, but other than that i followed the reciepe as stated above!

    • Oh no, I’m so sorry! How frustrating for you. I’ve gotten so much positive feedback for this cookie recipe that I’m quite surprised to read this. What exactly was the texture of the cookies like? I’ve made them about 10 times and the texture every time for me is slightly crunchy on the edges and soft and chewy in the center. I leave them in for exactly 9 minutes, which seems to be the perfect time for my oven. Wish we could bake them together and figure out what the problem is. 🙁 Well, I’m very sorry that you were disappointed. There is nothing worse than looking forward to a delicious batch of cookies and then having them not be what you expected. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and let me know.

      • hi! i tried these today and i have the same response. they smelled delicious as dough and i almost didn’t want to bake it.
        i’m adding brown sugar, white sugar, extra chocolate chips, and vanilla extract, but i just can’t get any flavor. on the up side, i am loving the texture.

        it’s just the flavor for me.
        it could just be a difference in preferences, but my family doesn’t like it either. 🙁 thank you for the recipe, though.

        • Hmmmm…I’m sorry you and your family didn’t like them, Rebecca. Don’t really know how to help figure out what was wrong with the flavor without being there to bake them with you. Did you use regular butter? Well, I appreciate you trying out the recipe and leaving me a comment! 🙂

  4. Best cookies so easy and I love that they did not spread out super flat. Thank you!

  5. Omg, I have been having an issue lately with all chocolate chip cookies ending up flat, these turned out absolutely perfect, I think it was the corn starch! Thank you! These are so perfect!

    • Yayyy, I’m so glad they turned out for you and that you enjoyed them! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

  6. Fantastic! Your recipe was one of MANY I have tried over the last 20 years and I am officially done looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe! I love the chewiness with the slight crunch on the edges. I can’t wait for my husband to get home from work so he can gobble them up. =)

    • So glad I could help in ending your search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe! Your description just made me crave a batch…I guess I know what I will be doing this weekend. 🙂 I hope your husband enjoyed them as well!

  7. Ive been making these for what feels like forever now I suppose I should leave feedback and thank you 🙂 Texture is wonderful. It allows for huge cookies which means (ideally) only one serving. I ended up making them without corn starch a couple of times and they still turned out okay (I may have added more flour or something??? I dont remember). Admittedly they can be a tad bit bland, I do agree with previous commenters, but cookies are mostly just a vehicle for chocolate in my mouth anyways so if I just keep a heavy hand with the chocolate chips I will still end up moaning around a cookie at some point and everything remains right in the world. ahem. In any case, if they werent a form of currency I would totally recommend this recipe to everyone I know, thank you for sharing!

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