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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Heather's cookies

I have done exhaustive testing to find my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  There are so many opinions out there as to what is the best cookie but for me this is it.  Super soft and almost cake-like with a touch of salt and keeps great in a freezer or a secretive sugar stash.  I found this recipe at:

Heather's Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup regular cream cheese, softened or 1/3 c creamy peanut butter
 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
two pinches of Sea salt
2 1/4 c milk chocolate chips

1. Beat butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg, and vanilla in a mixer until light and fluffy.  About 5 minutes.
2. Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and one pinch of sea salt and mix until combined.
3. Add chocolate chips.
4. Roll mixture into 2 inch balls and cover them with plastic wrap.  Put cookie balls in the fridge for at least 2 hours or even several days.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Put cold cookie balls on the sheet, sprinkle with sea salt and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.  Cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then finish cooling on an removing and transferring to a rack to finish cooling.