Cornstarch Chocolate Chip Cookies

I always love to try new recipes for chocolate chip cookies. Nothing’s better than a gooey, chewy, warm from the oven chocolate chip cookie. So when I stumbled upon this recipe that claims to be the “Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie“, I was intrigued. I thought I had already found the perfect chocolate chip cookie, but you didn’t need to twist my arm to try this new recipe! 😉

These cookies have a surprise secret ingredient that I have never seen in a cookie recipe before-cornstarch! The cornstarch keeps the cookies soft and chewy while the extra dose of vanilla gives it a great taste. These cookies have everything you could want in a cookie… soft, chewy, and bursting with melty chocolate chips!

Cornstarch Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies have everything you could want in a cookie… soft, chewy, and bursting with melty chocolate chips!

Yield: 36 Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Add half of the flour mixture and mix for 15 seconds. Add the remaining flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between them. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until barely golden brown around the edges. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Source: adapted from Apple a Day originally adapted from Food Network Canada

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29 Responses to “Cornstarch Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    overtimecook — June 6, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    These cookies look amazing! I saw that recipe ages ago, and I’ve been meaning to try them- thanks for the reminder!

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    Joy — June 6, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Ohh my cookies always comes out hard and flat, I cant wait to try this one.

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    ChgoJohn — June 6, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    I’ve not baked any cookies in months and I see now why I’ve waited. Everything about these cookies sounds great!

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    Loriezfarmmom — June 6, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    got to try this soon!!

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    Laura — June 6, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    I’ve made a cornstarch chocolate chip cookie before and the difference it makes in the taste is incredible! That was years ago and I no longer have a recipe…until today!

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    evonyflyer — June 6, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    Oh my lovely these look so good. I think I’ll have to try these out this weekend!

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    Villy — June 6, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    Amazing how thick they are!!

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    Spencer Samaroo — June 6, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    I love a good cookie and these look amazing! I would love to try some. I am sure I would love them!

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    thekalechronicles — June 7, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Yes to extra vanilla.

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    Vicki @ WITK — June 7, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    These cookies look great! And so does your manicure :) I love trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes too

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    Beth Michelle — June 8, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    There is nothing I love more than chocolate chip cookies! These look amazing.

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    mydearbakes — June 8, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    Loved your recipe, its very detailed! =)

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    Sandra L. Garth (@sandraleegarth) — June 8, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    I’ve seen cornstarch popping up in baked goods a lot recently. Your cookies are convincing me to give it a try.

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    Alexandra — June 13, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    Made these tonight – I can verify that they are AWESOME!!!! I ran out of reg chocolate chips so I used mini – I like the way the mini look but think they would be better with a larger chunk of chocolate. Next time I’ll check the pantry before I start baking!

    • Christina replied: — June 19th, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

      Yea! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cookies! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out! :)

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    ReadingTeacher — June 15, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    These came out great and were a hit at my recent book club meeting. Mine didn’t come out quite as pretty as yours, but still thick and crisp on the outside but tender on the inside. Thank you! I had been looking for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe.

    • Christina replied: — June 19th, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

      I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed them! 😀

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    DeeDee — June 21, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    These are hands down my favourite cookie recipe, and turn out perfect every time that I follow your instructions EXACTLY. Whenever I get arrogant and presume they need an extra minute, I’m always wrong and end up with a delicious yet crunchy cookie. These are wonderful in taste and texture, and they’ve brought so much tummy joy to anyone quick enough to get their hands on one. Thank you.

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    Mel — June 25, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Just tried this recipe! It’s AMAZING! I used raw sugar and chocolate chunks because that’s what I had in the pantry. My husband and I couldn’t stop eating the dough. Then we baked them and couldn’t stop eating the cookies. So yummy, next time I will be doubling the recipe.

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    Kelsey — November 4, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    I’m so glad you liked these cookies!

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    Angie — December 18, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    Hi! I wanna know if I could replace the chocolate chips with Andes Mint Chocolate? Do I have to adjust the baking time if i want a larger cookie? Thanks! (:

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    Val — January 17, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    These cookies are delicious! I’ve made them a few times now! Mine never come out quite as thick are yours do though. Do you know if using a hand mixer instead of a stand mixer would make a difference in the thickness?

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    Sara — April 30, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    These are wonderful! My family loved them! I froze the dough (in small scoops) and bake them from frozen, adding about 1 minute. They’re super yummy!

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    Mele — August 25, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    This cookie recipe are my all time favorite!:) I have made these many times and everyone that eats them have never enjoyed a chocolate chip more!

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    Aeternus Amor — September 1, 2013 @ 1:42 am

    These are the BEST!
    I love this recipe because if you bake the cookies for exactly 9 minutes
    (regardless of weather they look done,)
    the result is an ooey gooey warm fluffy chocolate chip delight.
    As they cool, they transform into this seemingly average looking treat.
    When you bite into them, you taste
    the goodness of its perfectly textured outside and comforting chewy inside.
    And they stay fresh for a week in an airtight container!!!
    If there are any left after seven days – my fiancé will gladly finish them – but it has yet to happen :)
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! And THANK YOU for sharing the Recipe!

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    Maisa — December 26, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Yes! I made this yesterday and they came out amazing!! I’m eating some this morning and they’re amazingly soft and chewy! Thanks for the awesome recipe, who knew the secret ingredient would be cornstarch? I’m done searching for perfect recipes because I found the one:))

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    CJ — March 18, 2014 @ 11:34 am

    I made these today because I love a thick round cookie. I was a little worried at first because the dough was kind of crumbly but I always refrigerate my dough. Anyway, I went along with it and while they were in the oven I was like “OH MAN, these did not cook, I must of did something wrong” So, at about 10 minutes, I took them out, let them sit for 2 minutes and broke into one and they were delicious, cooked just didn’t spread much.

    Thanks for the recipe.

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