Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Best Ever" Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whew...has it really been about three weeks since I was here last? My computer didn't even recognize this web address when I started typing it in! Since I last posted, school has gotten into full swing--both high school classes and the two graduate classes I am taking. I just started my masters degree in educational counseling and I am really excited about it. A lot of reading, but it will be worth it. I am excited about the topics and feel like I have already learned a lot! Between that and the rest of life (including Norris' football games and all the things I can't say no to), I have been busier than ever in these last two weeks! I love that I get to cook at school because it's a great outlet for me and I haven't had a whole lot of time for it at home lately.

I put "best ever" in quotation marks because while the recipe calls them that, I think each person has such different preferences in chocolate chip cookies that you can't call just one recipe the best!
BUT---we had a chocolate chip cookie comparison lab at school (kids loved it, of course!) and this was the winner. Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies were a close second, but we have a new recipe we'll be using at school every Wednesday for cookie sales, and these are it! Quite a few of the kids said this was the best cookie they have ever eaten...hence the name best-ever chocolate chip cookies!
I have tried a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes and for me, these definitely rank up in the top three. I will make them again when I want a doughier cookie--I think they taste a lot like cookie dough, which I love!

Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Food Network Canada via Apple a Day

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cream butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Blend in egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (except chocolate chips). Stir dry ingredients into batter until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Bake for 10 minutes or until barely golden brown on the edges (do not overcook!).
Let cook on the sheet on a wire rack for five minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely.

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

Cara, thank you so much for sharing these with your students. It makes me so happy to know you're not only reading my blog, but trusting some of the recipes for your class. As a fellow teacher, I congratulate you on inspiring the next generation to find what they love and dive in. Have a great school year!