Baking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, breads, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and much more.
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
I celebrated National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (August 4th in the U.S.) by making this delicious treat for my family. It had been a while since I made these cookies—no wonder I was craving them so much!
Luckily, I always keep a good stock of chocolate chips in the pantry. I usually choose to use the semi-sweet variety of chocolate chips when making these cookies, though some people prefer to use dark chocolate.
I like my cookies to be crispy, and one of the ways I achieve that is by combining white granulated sugar with dark brown sugar. However, you're welcome to use change the balance of white vs. dark sugar, per your preference.
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I also threw in some chopped walnut to add a nutty flavor to the cookies. They turned out great!
Make sure to keep the cookies inside an airtight container in order to preserve the crispiness. By the way, if you prefer your cookies to be chewy or soft, all you have to do is shape thicker cookies on the pan and then bake them in under 15 minutes. I hope you and your family will enjoy them as much as we do!
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- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 tablespoom whole milk
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or grease the baking sheet).
- In a small bowl, sieve the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, butter, dark brown sugar, vanilla, milk, and egg. Use a hand mixer to beat the ingredients until they are well combined.
- Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Continue mixing at a lower speed, but do not over-mix.
- Add the corn syrup and continue mixing for a few seconds.
- Add the chocolate chips and chopped walnut into the mixture. Use a spatula to incorporate the ingredients.
- Use an ice-cream scoop or a spoon to drop the cookies onto the pan.
- Bake the cookies for 12 minutes.
- Transfer the cookies onto a wire rack and let them cool completely before putting in a jar.
- Enjoy the cookies with a glass of milk!
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