Curiosity CookiesSometimes I make recipes because I am curious. In this case, I wondered why the recipe called for cornstarch. Would it affect the taste? Why is cornstarch included?
Plus, I was curious to see how our new Breville would do making cookies. I don't recall ever making cookies in a toaster oven Their recipe intrigued me. Why did they choose this cookie recipe out of all the cookie recipes out there to put in their pamphlet?
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 36 cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 t. pure vanilla extract
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted (I used unsweetened)
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 t. baking soda
2 t. cornstarch
3/4 t. salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Here's what we thought: a little salty, so maybe only 1/2 versus 3/4 t. of salt. Very chocolaty, nice texture, not your typical cookie texture. These are a little cakey -- in a good way. Turns out that the cornstarch is added to make the flour lighter, more like cake flour. We could not detect the taste of the cornstarch. I think they would look pretty if they were dusted with confectioner's sugar. Could be a candidate for our Christmas Eve goody exchange. They are a sturdy but light cookie. Tastes great with a cup of coffee in the morning. I like the smaller size, i.e., 1 T. of dough per cookie. The Breville was a star: baked evenly, heated up quickly, but didn't overheat the kitchen which is nice in the summer.