Friday, April 5, 2013

Chocolate Chips Cookies: Chewy or Crispy

Chocolate Chips Cookies: Chewy or Crispy

Hi everybody :)
I promised a recipe was coming soon so here it is, Chocolate Chip Cookies. I know, I know there are thousand of chocolate chip cookie recipe out there, but this one caught my attention because with few changes; you can make your cookies chewy or crispy. You decide. Anna Olson, Pastry Chef at Canada Food Network, noted for crispy cookies omit the cornstarch and replace the baking soda with baking powder. Now, let's get it started... 
Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks (I used 1 cup milk chocolate chips)

In an electric mixer cream together butter and sugars until smooth and light in color, about 2 minutes with stand mixer

Add egg and vanilla and blend in.
In a bowl; mix together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks. 
(Dough can be refrigerated at this point and baked about an hour later, or shaped and frozen following the direction here  for an easy make-ahead recipe. If baking from a frozen dough add about two more minutes to baking time.)
Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet in an oven preheated at 350 degree. (I used parchment paper.) Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown around the edge.
Source: Food Network
What I Did and/or Think: 
The changes I made are in Bold, Italic, and Purple.   Brown sugar also helps when making a chewier cookies especially dark brown sugar. Sometime when making cookies that call for brown sugar I like to use 1 part dark brown and 1 part light brown to get the amount of chewiness I love.

The Taste: I love the chewy chocolatey taste of these cookies and so does my daughter. She requested more after class. 

How do you like your chocolate chip cookies? Either way you choose, I think you will find this recipe a winner, so they're definitely worthy of REPEATS.
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  1. I love chocolate chip cookies made at home! Your recipe looks great. thanks for sharing on FFF!

  2. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Yummy Yummy! Oh how I can't wait until after Vegas when I'm not counting calories and can enjoy delicious cookies like these again!!!

  4. That recipe sounds great.....Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  5. These looks really good. I love chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for sharing on Tried and True Recipes!