Yes, we said the WORST!  Proceed with caution because this recipe will ruin your life – you’ll never be able to enjoy another chocolate chip cookie again!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted and then cooled for at least 5 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature preferred
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  2 cups chocolate chips – half regular semisweet chips and half mini semisweet chips


  1. In a large bowl, stir together melted butter and sugars.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring until combined.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract and maple syrup.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients, stirring until completely combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Cover bowl with clear wrap & allow to chill for at least 30 minutes (important stage of the recipe)!


  • You do not want your butter to be too hot or it may melt the sugar and you’ll have a very runny dough. Best practice would be to cut the butter into about Tablespoon-sized pieces, microwave in 10-second increments (stirring after each) until it is just completely melted, and then allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  • I don’t recommend leaving out the maple syrup, it is critical to the flavor and is what makes these truly the “worst” chocolate chip cookies. In a pinch, honey or even corn syrup or golden syrup will work as a substitute to give you the same texture, but the flavor will not be the same.

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