By M. Liaw
- ½ a cup of room temperature butter
- ½ a cup of granulated sugar
- ½ a cup of light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 ¼ of flour
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- chocolate chips (milk or dark)
Firstly, add ½ a cup of room temperature butter; this will make your cookie spread while baking in the oven. Adding butter will also make the cookie thinner and crispy in the outside.
Next, add ½ a cup of granulated sugar and ½ a cup of light brown sugar. This makes the cookie have a balance, and not be too sweet since we will add chocolate chips later on.
An important thing is to be sure that the butter is room temperature, so that you can easily mix the butter and sugar together to form a paste.
Then add 1 egg, it is much better if the egg is also in room temperature.
Afterwards, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix everything together with a wooden spoon.
For the dry ingredients, add 1 ¼ of flour and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. By adding cornstarch, your cookie will be chewy in the inside and crispy on the outside.
Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda and ½ and teaspoon of salt. You can choose to use a strainer to sift the mixture or not.
Next, add milk or dark chocolate chips to your batter, add more or less if needed.
Now, it’s time to scoop the cookies! Make them about the size of 2 tablespoons, roll them into a ball and put them in a tray with baking paper. The baking paper will make the cookie easy to remove from the tray, or else it will stick.
If you did not use room temperature butter, you can always put the dough in the fridge for 1 hour and the cookie will make the cookie thinner and crispier.
Preheat your oven to 325°C and bake the cookies for 15 – 18 minutes, then let them cool on their tray before taking them off.
And there you have it! Delicious chocolate chip cookies to enjoy with your family!