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The Perfect Cookie Base

  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert

Description:

The perfect cookie base recipe that you can use time and time again!


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups your favorite candy or chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper, set aside
  2. In medium bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. And add in egg and vanilla and mix for 1 minute until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Turn the mixer to low and add in flour mixture until dough just comes together.
  6. Stir in candy until evenly incorporated.
  7. Using a medium (2- tablespoon) cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet 2- inches apart.
  8. Bake for 8-9 minutes until edges are golden. Make sure not to over-bake.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes, and then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

Notes:

When adapting this recipe feel free to swap out vanilla extract for another flavor for an extra twist!

Keywords:: Cookies, Cookie Recipe, Base Cookie, Cookies and Cups, Cookie Dough

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