Okay, we’ve all done it. Gone on Pinterest and looked at the pretty pictures of all the delicious foods and decided to make it ourselves. Then, after all the work and wasted ingredients we end up with what has been deemed a “Pinterest Fail.” It happens so much that it has its own name people!
However, there are some really great recipes on Pinterest that work out seamlessly. Don’t knock the site just because of a few untested recipes. That’s why I’m starting a new series of posts called the “Recipe Review” where I take recipes off of Pinterest, try them, and give you my honest experience. The owners of these recipes don’t even have contact with me so this is completely unbiased. I’m just testing what works and what doesn’t to save you time, frustration, and money!
So, there is an adorable baking website full of recipes called, Sally’s Baking Addiction. If you haven’t heard of it then I suggest you check it out. My family and I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies yesterday and decided to forgo our usual go-to recipe and try a new one just for fun. (We’re awesome and adventurous like that. lol) So, I went on Pinterest. Lo and behold, this was called “The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie” which boasted that once you tried it you would look no further. I decided to put it to the test.
Here is the link to the recipe: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/08/06/the-chocolate-chip-cookie/
Here are the ingredients the recipe calls for:
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 and 1/4 cup (225g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
It follows the traditional cookie dough method by creaming the butter first in your stand mixer (or whichever type you choose). Add in the sugars and combine until fluffy. Next, add in the room temperature egg and vanilla extract.
Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add this to the wet ingredients a little at a time as you mix. Finally, add in the chocolate chips and stir them in well. You proceed to bake them at 350 degrees F for 10-11 minutes and then take them out to cool. They will look like they are not finished, but I’m telling you to let them cool. They will continue to cook and firm up. You don’t want to over-bake these. She suggests using about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough to make each cookie. The recipe claims to yield 2 dozen cookies and I got exactly that when following her portion suggestion.
Final Verdict: 3 out of 3 Spoons!!
The cornstarch really does the trick and makes these so soft and chewy. They melt in your mouth and are better than any store-bought soft batch cookies you can buy!! You seriously, have to try these! My family wouldn’t even let the first batch cool and firm up. They were eating them off of the pan while the cookies were still tender and breaking apart. I had them stay away from the second batch and gave it ten minutes to cool and firm up. They were perfection!!
Click HERE to see the recipe on her website!