This blog is supposed to be about cake, I know. So it really doesn’t make any sense that this post is about chocolate chip cookies. It would make sense if it was about chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes, or a 3D cake that was carved to look like a stack of cookies and a glass of milk (hmmmmmm that would be fun to make). But no, this post is just about plain old ordinary but best chocolate chip cookies. Only, the catch is these cookies are anything but plain and ordinary.
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER!
Now I’ve had my fair share of chocolate chip cookies. Owning a bakery I had to do constant market research, which included taste-testing lots of cookies. No one believes me but it really was hard work. I have lost count of the number of recipes claiming to be the best or the perfect or most delicious tasting chocolate chip cookies ever. The truth is, the ideal cookie is all in your mind. It really is! Stay with me on this. Based on your past memories, experiences and taste buds your mind has created what it IMAGINES the perfect chocolate chip cookie to be. Some people want it a little crispy, with lots of butter and brown sugar and loaded with chocolate chips. Others love an airy almost cakey cookie with just a few chips sprinkled here and there. Someone else might like crispy on the outside and chewy and the inside with a mix of milk chocolate and semi-sweet chips. The list of combinations could go on and on.
What does it all mean?
The connection to our favorites goes beyond the taste buds and into our relationships, experiences, and surroundings. Your grandma’s cookies are the best because she’s your grandma, and French macarons always taste better in France. (That’s why I keep telling Tdawg we need to go there!) I hate to break it to you, but there is no universal perfect chocolate chip cookie.
That’s what I thought until I met Brooke.
Brooke is my new neighbor. She’s the kind of neighbor that everyone knows in a few weeks. She’s cute, and funny, and gets involved in things. Can I just say she’s the type of person that you can’t help but like. Brooke is also really great at dropping off random plates of chocolate chip cookies. Now I may no longer run a bakery, but I feel it’s my duty and falls in the line of my expertise, to taste-test all desserts brought to our house. I pulled back the plastic wrap from the slightly warm Chinet plate, selected the cookie with the most chocolate chips (you do this by flipping the cookie over and looking at the bottom) took a bite and thought, “this is the most perfect chocolate chip cookie ever.” Of course all of this was done before my kids got home from school.
Make it & Bake it!
The recipe seemed so easy, I thought after I conned her into giving it to me. I have since attempted to make the same perfect cookie several times. No bueno. I’m still working on it. For some reason I don’t get the flawless balance of buttery, chewy, chocolaty goodness that I experienced during that first bite so long ago. It could have been her unexpected thoughtfulness, or the fact that I had only eaten a bowl of cereal that day, or the pleasure of having something to eat with out doing a thing for it that made the cookies taste so good. I’m not sure what the secret combination was, but that day it created an unforgettable bite. In my attempts to recreate that moment I thought I would share the recipe with you!
Click here for the recipe to the best and easy chocolate chip cookies. Ever.
Leave a comment and let me know your favorite combination for the best chocolate chip cookie.