The Search for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Ii like many things about Cooks Magazine but one of the things I dislike is the constant referring to “the best…” of whatever they are making. On a technical note, I believe it’s probably possible to create “a best” recipe. On the other hand, taste is a highly subjective matter and although you can get X out of Y people to agree a recipe is “the best” I still have a problem claiming there can be “a best” recipe for cookies or pot roast from an individuals point of view.
Please don’t misunderstand me…I love Chris Kimball and his staff because they demystify a lot of what goes on during the cooking process, kind of like an understandable, layman’s version of Harold McGee.
Now having said that I have to say the original recipe for Nestle Toll House chocolate chips is, for my feeble tastes, the best. I’ve tried countless recipes for chocolate chips and finally found my way back to the Original.
At the proper time, our mothers would call aunt Mary and tell her to have us come home for dinner, which we usually did unless aunt Mary had something better to offer.
It follows then, these are the cookies which bring back fond memories of aunt Mary and those days of running away from home.
The second reason is I love chocolate chip cookies. Those with the proper crunch on the outside and gooeyness on the inside. These fit the bill perfectly, gooey factor, crunch factor, and undeniably delicious with a freezing, cold glass of whole, raw milk.
Get the recipe here and see what kind of memories they bring back for you.
How do you like your chocolate chips?