I love cookies, who doesn't?! My absolute favorite are decadent cookies with a soft, chewy center. I couldn't find a recipe that I was happy with so I spent a whole afternoon researching the best way to create that texture consistently while baking, playing with ingredients and cooking times to create the perfect Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.
You will notice below there are some different ingredients. I have added them because they each add their own element in creating the ultimate chewy cookie!
The melted butter gives them that chewy texture but might make the dough a bit greasy so that is why the flour measurement is not exact, add a little at first and then add more as needed. The extra egg yolk adds a richness to the cookie. You can freeze the egg white to use later. Using soft brown sugar will help the cookie get those slight crisp edges for the perfect crunch as well as keeping them chewy. And finally the corn flour gives them that extra soft and luscious feel that I love!
Perfectly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
150g butter, melted
150g soft brown sugar
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
150-180g plain flour
50g corn flour
½ tsp baking powder
200g chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (use M&Ms if you want!)
PLEASE NOTE: It is best to make the dough the day before and leave it in the fridge over night - this helps the flavours to better develop and popping the cookies in the oven while they are still cold makes for a chewier cookie.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Love Steph x
Good food is very often, even most often, simple food. - Anthony Bourdain