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The Secret Ingredient for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

You won’t believe me until you’ve tried this recipe for yourself, but I’m telling you I’ve discovered the secret ingredient to the best chocolate chip cookies. I’m talking perfectly tanned bottoms, moist and chewy from top to bottom and the perfect balance of fluff and richness.

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You won’t believe me until you’ve tried this recipe for yourself, but I’m telling you I’ve discovered the secret ingredient to the best chocolate chip cookies. I’m talking perfectly tanned bottoms, moist and chewy from top to bottom and the perfect balance of fluff and richness.

So, want to know just what it is that makes the very best batch of chocolate chip cookies? Well, I’ll give you a hint. It’s not melted butter. And it’s not sour cream, although that’s something I might try because it sounds interesting. Ready for it? Here’s the big secret: Corn syrup. That’s it! That, my friend, is the secret ingredient to the best chocolate chip cookies.

It truly is a magic ingredient that took me years to learn about. Apparently it’s cookie baking’s best kept secret. Oh, and do NOT get it confused with high fructose corn syrup and go running for the hills. Just plain old corn syrup. 0 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoons.

So there you have it. Now go make the best chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever taste! By the way the yield is 3 dozen, so I hope you have friends who like cookies. I mean, I hope you have friends. Who doesn’t love cookies? Especially the best chocolate chip cookies in the universe.

Just a side note, apparently even Martha Stewart doesn’t know about this secret ingredient. If only she did, maybe her recipe would have received 5 stars instead of 4. Boom!

The Secret to Making the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Secret Ingredient for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

You won’t believe me until you’ve tried this recipe for yourself, but I’m telling you I’ve discovered the secret ingredient to the best chocolate chip cookies. I’m talking perfectly tanned bottoms, moist and chewy from top to bottom and the perfect balance of fluff and richness.
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Course: Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Cookies, Pastries, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36 Servings
Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients
 

  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 10 oz dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup pecans optional

Instructions

  • Mix butter and two sugars together. Add corn syrup, egg and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flours, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Add this to the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Add chocolate chips (and pecans if desired).
  • Spoon onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake at 350˚ for 10-12 minutes or until middle is just set. Remove from oven and let cool.
Nutrition Facts
The Secret Ingredient for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
161
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
121
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
82
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
165
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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