The week before exams is always a hectic one. While finishing up a final assignment the other day, I was struck with a cookie craving. Okay, fine. It was a cookie dough craving. (you know you have them, too.) So I gave into it. Because schoolwork bribery in the form of chocolate chip cookies totally works. True story.
chewy chocolate chip cookiesadapted from chatelaine magazine.
>>2 cups all-purpose flour
>>2 tsp cornstarch
>>1 tsp baking soda
>>1/2 tsp salt
>>1 cup chocolate chips
>>3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
>>1 cup brown sugar
>>1/4 cup granulated sugar
>>2 tsp vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). In a medium-sized bowl, using a fork, stir flour with cornstarch, baking soda, and salt until evenly mixed. Measure out chocolate chips. Place butter in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Then beat in brown and granulated sugars until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Using a spoon, stir in flour mixture and chocolate chips just until evenly mixed.
2. Lightly spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil. Scoop out about 1 tbsp dough and place on sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing at least 2 in. apart.
3. Bake, one sheet at a time, in centre of oven until cookies are golden around the edges, from 8 to 10 minutes per sheet. (Press cookies down with a fork halfway through baking.) Remove sheet to a rack and let cookies stand on sheet about 2 minutes. Then remove cookies to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Once cool, cookies will keep well in a covered container at room temperature up to 2 weeks - if they last that long!