Jun 19, 2012

Pin-Test: The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

My sister Jen and I were talking the other night and started ranting about how ridiculous Pinterest has become. I have thirty recipes for "The best chocolate chip cookie" and the "easiest diy necklace" and I just get SO overwhelmed that I don't even end up trying any of the stuff I pin for myself. How dumb is that? And also lazy, but well that's not a Pinterest issue, just a Sarah issue. Moving on!  So I would like to introduce you to a fun little game called Pin-test. Where I'll try out recipe's and DIY's for you and tell you if their worth your time. What do you think? Are you interested? About to explode with anticipation? About to pee your pants in excitement? Well go to the bathroom then you weirdo! So here's my first test, the hunt for "The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie"
I tried four different recipes that all claimed that they had found "the perfect chocolate chip cookie" and this is the one that not only tasted the best, but turned out perfect every.single.time. Which for me is the miracle of all miracles. So without further ado, behold the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe (fyi- I slightly adjusted the salt in this recipe)! Now pin away my little pinners!

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie:

3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened 
3/4 c. brown sugar 
1/4 c. granulated sugar 
1 egg 
2 tsp. vanilla extract 
2 c. all purpose flour 
2 tsp. cornstarch 
1 tsp. baking soda 
1/4 tsp. salt 
1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.  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.
3.  Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks.
4.  Using a standard-sized cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto a prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges.  (The tops will not brown, but do NOT cook longer than ten minutes.)
5.  Let cool, on the sheet, on a wire rack for five minutes.  Remove from baking sheet and let cool completely.  Makes approximately 3 dozen.  Try not to eat them all.


  1. Oh my land, I love this! I cannot wait to see what you come up with, I'm the same way: I have 60 different pins of desserts, and I literally never bake for just myself. You may have inspired me to do the exact same thing....

  2. I am a sucker for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks for doing the testing for me!! Can't wait to make them (and it will be soon...very soon.)

  3. omg these look incredible- all i want to do now is eat cookie dough!

  4. i so feel the same way (as I think almost everyone does) about pinterest!! i will have to give this one a try too but I always find that the best chocolate chip cookies come from the recipe on the chocolate chips bag!!

  5. Those look so delicious, I found myself drooling on my computer.

    I'm glad to see your sister forgave you for forgetting her birthday to make cookies with you and did not through you in the oven making it seem like you pulled a Sylvia Plath!


  6. Look delicious!

  7. well this sounds like a very interesting thing you're doing. And I will be waiting patiently for future results. For now, thank you for the cookie recipe. :) I don't use pinterest but I will be printing this and trying it soon.

  8. Oh my gosh, yes, I just peed my pants!! You should absolutely do this so I don't have to. Thank you!!!

  9. This is very close to my favorite recipe, but instead of cornstarch, I use baking powder. (i don't really know what each would change but I know I love a soft chocolate chip cookie!)

  10. i want these and i want them now. to the kitchen!

  11. Oh sweet. They look delicious. I don't ever make cookies from scratch. But I should try.

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  12. i love this! i have the same problem with pintrest, i only go on it if i am in desperate need of something. like the greatest chocolate chip cookie of all time.

  13. That looks soooooo yum! I just saw a s'more cookie on pinterest. damn you pinterest.

  14. I just made these last night and forreal. THEY ARE THE BEST EVER. So so good. Best chocolate chip cookie recipe I've ever made!
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  16. Those look so good! Have you tried America's Test Kitchen Perfect Chocolate Chip cookies?

  17. In the oven now! we'll have to see how things turn out!

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  18. Made these for my class and they did come out perfectly!!! Thanks!