The last time I made them I decided to experiment a little. I slightly tweaked my recipe and tried making one batch with only white sugar and the other batch with only brown sugar. Just to see the difference. Which one would taste better? Would the texture be different between the two? etc. Any guesses?
Below are the brown sugar cookies.
They have a slight caramel flavor from the brown sugar and are a little darker than the traditional chocolate chip cookie.
Delicious to the 10th power. Especially warm from the oven…look at those melty chips!
Below are the white sugar cookies.
So what did I learn?
This recipe is a real winner whether you use brown or white sugar. The main difference is in the color of the cookie. There is only a slight difference in flavor – the brown sugar version having a hint of a caramel undertone. The texture is the ever so slightly softer in the brown sugar version, but both cookies are dynamite!
I will probably continue to use a combination of the two sugars from now on, mostly for aesthetics. You cannot go wrong with this recipe no matter which version you use. The textures and flavors are spot on. And they stay soft for a week! (maybe even longer, mine didn’t last long enough to tell.)
Try it, try it!
What kind of sugar do you use in your chocolate chip cookies?
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – 2 Ways
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup sugar (or brown sugar for the 2nd way)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
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