chocolate chip cookies // a recipe


With all this pinterest food-pinning-frenzy, I've got it in my mind that I need to bake the latest and the greatest. But something about the chocolate chip cookie always brings me to a place of laughter, and warmth. So today I have a little recipe for you. It's nothing special. It's not the latest. Or the greatest. In fact it's probably one of the oldest in the book. (Well, my book, at least.) And, honestly, it's quite possibly the simplest of recipes. But that's why I love it. The chocolate chip cookie.
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//2 cups all-purpose flour
//2 tsp corn starch
//1 tsp baking soda
//1/2 tsp salt
//1 bag chocolate chips
//3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
//1 cup brown sugar
//1/4 cup granulated sugar
//1 egg
//2 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium-sized bowl, using a fork, stir flour with corn starch, baking soda, and salt until evenly mixed. Measure out chocolate chips. Place butter in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Then beat in brown and granulated sugars until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Using a spoon, stir in flour mixture and chocolate chips just until evenly mixed.

2. Lightly grease cookie sheet with butter or cooking spray. Scoop out about 1 tbsp dough and place on sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing at least 2 in. apart. 

3. Bake, one sheet at a time, in center of oven until cookies are golden around the edges, from 8 to 10 minutes per sheet. (Press cookies down with a fork halfway through baking.) Remove sheet to a rack and let cookies stand on sheet about 2 minutes. Then remove cookies to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Once cool, cookies will keep well in a covered container at room temperature up to 2 weeks - if they last that long!

Recipe courtesy of fernweh mag!


  1. That looks sooo good. Nomnomnomnom!


  2. yes so...that video is perfect. just ahhh! soo good! :)

  3. those look amazing! and i love the video! :)

  4. such a gorgeous video! I must make these soon :)

  5. gah, cutest video! And the cookies look so delish!

  6. I could just taste the cookies when I saw the dough perfectly placed on the cookie sheet. Ahhhh! Reminds me of the days when I had my neighborhood baking business when I was little. I would make batches and batches of chocolate chip cookies for my customers, hardly having to look at a recipe because I knew it by heart. Love your pictures, and your video was so cute. ;)



  7. i adore that video, alexa :) i will be making these.

  8. This is so wonderful! I love the video :)

  9. This is so beautifully made... love it! :) Great job making it!

  10. they look delicious, lovely video! can't wait to make them haha x
    - Jianine

  11. Love your blog so much, girl! Wonderful post and that video is uh-mazing!! :)

  12. your blog is just... asdfghjkl. amazing. freaking amazing.

    chocolate chip cookies *are* the very best. they're classic. flawless. BAHHH. now I want some cookies. shanks. ;]


  13. we have a 'always go to' chocolate chip recipe,but I may be pinning this :)
    cute video!

  14. yummy! and i love that video. just brilliant :-) i love it, so much!!

  15. Yummy!! And the ideo was über cute!

  16. This looks so good!! Yum, yum! Great pictures! Taking pictures of food is hard, but I think you did it wonderfully. :)
    New follower!!!

  17. cute video!
    btw, we're hosting a painting giveaway on the blog this week - you're invited!

  18. I'm obsessed with your blog. It's the best. Ever.