Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are dozens, no probably hundreds, of perfectly good chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. But this is a simple recipe that makes chewy, soft chocolate chip cookies every time, just the way they are supposed to be. I’ve tried other recipes, but this one is a stand by. Oh yeah, and this makes a LOT of cookies (about 40). So either half it or make the whole thing, but plan to freeze some. Even when I half it, I freeze some.

2 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons corn starch + 1/4 cup water, stirred together in a small bowl or cup
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, and corn starch and water mixture.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together until thoroughly combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop the dough by spoonfuls (or roll into balls) onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake! Cool on a wire rack.

Freezing Cookie Dough: My preferred way to freeze cookie dough is by balling it first and then putting it in a zippered freezer bag. For these particular cookies, I find that I have to bake them from frozen for approximately 15-17 minutes–instead of the 10 minutes it takes from fresh. Not too bad!

Not a low-fat recipe

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~ by AmyLL on March 2, 2007.

3 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Mmmm. I was just looking for a good recipe. Thanks!

  2. I’ve made these 3 times in the last month…they are SO good!

  3. Yes I’m glad you liked them (though I must admit it’s a stolen recipe, not one I created myself) and I’m also glad you commented just now, Meesa, because you reminded me that I’ve been meaning to try Dreena’s chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses maple syrup and canola oil instead of EB and sugar; I think I should do both at the same time and compare! 🙂

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