Unless you’re a “crispy cookie” type of person, this is the recipe for you. This recipe will make the fluffiest, softest chocolate chip cookies that will stay that way long after you bake. The secret? One unusual ingredient: cornstarch.

What you need (serving size: about 3 dozen)

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


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together until fluffy, the colors should be light. Beat with mixer if necessary
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the mix, and blend
  4. Add in the flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch, and then stir in the chocolate chips as well
  5. Using a spoon, drop a spoonful of dough onto a prepared cookie sheet
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are a light golden brown. Don’t cook longer than 10 minutes, the tops will not brown
  7.  Let cool for about 5 minutes until serving, or eating

And there you have it! If you want your cookies extra soft after baking, to the point of gooey-ness, place a piece of bread on top of them and let sit.

Original recipe can be found here.

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  1. avatar ajgallegos says:

    It’s a good thing that the original recipe website is posted because the ingredients list salt twice and in the directions never mention the “secret ingredient” of cornstarch but says flour twice.

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