the best kind of bribery.

Some things never get old. Chocolate chip cookies are at the top of that list, I'm sure.

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 cookies
adapted 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
>>1 egg
>>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! 

Enjoy! xo,



  1. We've made choc-chip cookies twice this week! Cookie dough is just the best.
    I think I'll have to try this recipe, because these cookies look AMAZING!

  2. So delicious looking! I'm making cookies for my youth group next week, just might have to make these!

  3. very very yummy!!! I love chocolate chip cookies, and they are my dad's favorite. I just might have to make him some. :)
    Thanks for sharing this recipe!!
    big hugs, xxxx~Kelsey

  4. Yum! And yes, I do get cookie dough cravings. You're not alone. :)


  5. we have made cookies alot this week, but because you're so adorable and these photos are so tempting i think we can make an acception. :))
    -jocee <3

  6. This is so cute. :) Cookies last about 30 minutes when I make them! :)

  7. Oh my! These look amazing. These pictures look like they could be in some food magazine. Lovely! :))

  8. P.S. The pictures are too stunning. Yes, TOO stunning.