Call me the Cookie Monster, Cookie Snob, Cookie Connoisseur… whatever you want to call me, I clearly love my cookies.
Well, I love my desserts period, but cookies are one of my ultimate favourites.
It takes me back to those moments in childhood — the smell of freshly baked cookies in mom’s kitchen, coming home from school with a fresh batch waiting for you with a tall glass of milk.  Even those moments of adolescent heartbreak or “frienemy” drama; those edible bites of comfort always hit the spot.

As the years went by, my passion for baking evolved. Especially after being a mother, when your little ones would expect to indulge in some of mom’s home-made confections.

The classic chocolate chip cookie has always been a favourite of mine, but now also one of my daughters and my husbands.
I don’t know about you but I like my chocolate chip cookie chewy and perfectly sweetened (not too much, not too little).
After many failed attempts at having the perfect chocolate chip cookie that was not only perfectly and deliciously chewy after coming out of the oven, but lasted for days and maintained it’s texture and taste, I FINALLY found the perfect recipe!

Beware: These cookies are so good, you will eat a whole plate without realizing it.
Buh-bye New Years Resolution? Hey, totally okay to indulge every now and then (deprivation is what makes for failed diets, right?)

So go ahead and throw away those other recipes, this is the one you will keep and use every single time.
Chewy, buttery, soft and oh-so-yummo!

The Chewiest & Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER
adapted from: Anna Olson


  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch (this is the secret ingredient!)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • chocolate chips, as many as you like

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine.  Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and add to wet ingredients.  Mix to combine and stir in the chocolate chips.  Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.  Use a small cookie scoop and drop dough onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until barely golden around the edges.  The key is to NOT overbake.

If the dough looks a little crumbly while mixing, don’t worry, it will come together. I get between 27 and 30 cookies and I bake them for 10 minutes (NO LONGER).  They will look underdone, but they set up perfectly.

Enjoy! And thank me later.

31 Comments on The Chewiest & Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe EVER

  1. I love trying chocolate chip recipes, my oldest lets me know which ones to keep and which ones not to use again. she loves chewy ones so I will try this recipe. Chandra Christine O’Connor

  2. Totally going to have to give these a try! May just divide in half and make half butterscotch chip and half chocolate chip. I have a weakness for butterscotch.

  3. Hmm, I have been using a chocolate chip cookie from an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that Mom bought earlier in her marriage with my dad. It’s a solid and dependable cookie, but I do like to find other recipes to see how they stack up against it! I think I’m going to have to give these a try!

  4. Thanks for the feedback! I hope you all get a chance to try it and please let me know what you think of it. 🙂
    Jasmine and Anonymous: Glad you and your little ones enjoyed it as much as we do! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Made these and they are sooooo awesome….My 2 year old likessoft chewy cookies . My 3 other kids devoured 1 batch of them within an hr and had to make a second batch..Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  6. I haven’t had a home made chocolate chip cookie in years! I think I may just have to bake a batch of these recipe! Thanks

    Anne Taylor

  7. I made these cookies with my 2 kids yesterday and they were A-MAZ-ING!!!!!! Definitely our go-to recipe for now on. Thank you!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *