The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies have recently claimed the title of the BEST chocolate chip cookies in our house.  I could seriously stop always looking for a really great chocolate chip cookie because here it is.  If you haven’t tried this recipe, you all absolutely must make some soon.

It all began the other day when my hubby, Brent, wanted to make some cookies to share with some friends and he asked me where we keep the cornstarch?  I asked, “Are you making snickerdoodles?” (because I’ve never heard of using cornstarch in any other kind of cookie).  He said, “no, chocolate chip cookies.”  Hmm.  I questioned him a couple of times about WHICH recipe he was using and WHY wasn’t he using our go-to recipe?  He told me he couldn’t find our go-to recipe and that he found this recipe for the BEST chocolate chip cookies and wanted to make them.

I’ve had this recipe for a long, long time but haven’t ever used it.  I don’t even remember where I found it but as soon as I saw how they baked up I could hardly wait for them to cool so I could taste one.  Oh man, I’m telling you, friends, these cookies really are THE BEST.  They’re thick with the perfect density, and are very slightly crusty on the outside with a good blend of a soft-cakey-chewey texture on the inside.  Brent isn’t much of a chocolate fan but he kindly added milk chocolate chips for those of us that do like chocolate and white chocolate chips for himself.  The mixed combination was delicious.  Next time I think I’ll make them with semi-sweet and peanut butter chips. Yum.  What blend of chips do you like?  Or do you like to keep yours simple with just one flavor?

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 18 medium sized cookies or 36 small sized cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 - 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups chocolate chips (milk chocolate, semi-sweet, white, or any combination of these)


  1. In a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, add the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar, Mix until light and creamy for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Slowly add in the egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until all the ingredients are well combined but not over mixed.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  6. Bake on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone liners @ 350 degrees.
  7. Medium sized cookies - bake for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned on top and edges.
  8. Small sized cookies - bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on top and edges.


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3 Responses to The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. DazzleWhileFrazzled March 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    Looks good! I feel like I’m always on a hunt for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’ve never added cornstarch before so maybe that’s the trick! Visiting from Mad Skills party.

  2. Amanda @The Kolb Corner March 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    I love using white chocolate and milk chocolate chips in my recipe too! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  3. Janet Vinyard March 23, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    I’ve never heard of cornstarch in cookies but I’m willing to try it! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Blessings, Janet

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