Monday, January 9th, 2012
I got hit with the cookie cravings last week. And the week before that, let’s be honest. Sometimes you’ve just got to let the craving guide you. Maybe there’s a cookie deficiency…in your brain?
I know it’s January. I know people are all preoccupied with resolutions and the almighty diet — I don’t know if there’s a word I hate more. I don’t want to talk about it. There is still room in your life for cookies! And if there’s not, you may need to make some adjustments. Here’s a resolution for you: make more cookies.
Let’s dream some cookie dreams for this year, shall we?
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add egg and vanilla and blend in. Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop heaping teaspoons of dough onto the baking sheet, rolling gently between your hands to shape. Sprinkle with kosher salt according to your taste — at least a few grains on each cookie. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden around the edges (the tops won’t be brown, but don’t bake more than 10 minutes).
Cool sheet on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing cookies to cool completely. Store in an airtight container with a piece of bread to keep the cookies soft.