Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 8mins
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg (take 30 minutes to bring it to room temperature first)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into small chunks
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until smooth (I do this by hand, with a wooden spoon).
- Stir in vanilla and then blend in egg.
- Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt (I sift these four ingredients through a sieve first) and combine; stir in chocolate chunks and stir to incorporate chunks throughout the dough.
- Chill dough in fridge for one hour, two if you can spare the time.
- Preheat oven to 350°F; line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Drop dough by tablespoons onto cookie sheets and bake in preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown around the edges.
- Remove cookies to wire racks and let cool.
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These cookies were delicious and very easy to make. I creamed my butter and sugars with a wooden spoon, like in the recipe, and it was so easy to incorporate...plus I didn't have those pesky beaters to clean! I loved the taste and appearance of these cookies...reminded me of my childhood... elementary school bake sales! Use a good quality chocholate for the chunks... it was totally worth it!
I have found the perfect chocolate chip cookie and this is it. I did not have the unsalted butter, so I used salted and left out the additional salt. I mixed by hand as suggested. I used Nestle's Chocolate chunks, rather than cutting up a chocolate bar. Mine came out chunky (not flat) and light in color. They were quite gooey and a little "underdone" upon removal from the oven, but once cooled were soft and chewy. Honestly, they looked and tasted like gourmet bakery cookies. They do melt in your mouth. My children also said they were the best cookies I had ever made. A keeper!