I have been severely, severely neglecting FoodTV Canada’s Cooking Club. I participated in the very first one, Buffalo Chicken Salad, but since nada. Since I have gotten back from China I have been feeling very in need of doing cooking, baking and general comfort food, so when I saw the chocolate cookie recipe I was in! I even had everything needed in the house. I followed the recipe exactly except for using plain old chocolate chips since I didn’t have anything better.
I really liked this recipe, I am not convinced it is better then my current go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe but it is a little different – lighter I think. the cookies don’t look exactly like the picture on FoodTV’s website as they sunk a bit after cooling but I am not sure how to prevent that. I haven’t ever made any of Anna Olsen’s recipes before because they sound a little too complicated for me as I am a totally novice baker. This recipe did convince me that I can try more of her recipes though. The original recipe is here. I have re-posted it with my (minor) changes below.
[print_this]Chocolate Chip Cookies ala Anna Olsen
(yield: 24 cookies)
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
8 ounces chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cream together butter and sugars. Stir in egg and vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients then stir in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate.
Line a baking sheet with parchment and drop onto it by tablespoons. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.[/print_this]