I had seen a pin on Pinterest about adding corn starch to the cookie dough and I was skeptical. Pinterest can really be hit-and-miss sometimes. I used to make an awesome cookie that had shortening in it and they were huge, chewy, and perfectly baked. I have searched high and low for the recipe and cannot find it.
BUT, I found this recipe at Apple a Day and tried it out. Perfect. The dough is a little dry, so my KitchenAid paddle left a lot of flour in the bottom of the bowl that I had to mix by hand. It's taking all that is in me to not each the whole batch.
1.5 sticks butter, softened (I like salty cookies, but you can use either salted or unsalted)
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1.5 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream together butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add egg and vanilla and blend in.
3. Mix flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add 1/3 of the mixture at a time, barely mixing each time. Make sure it is completely mixed, then stir in chocolate chips.
4. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. No longer.
BEWARE. So delicious!