In my house, chocolate chip cookies are the Original Cookie; the cookie to which all other cookies are compared. Don’t get me wrong; we enjoy the occasional oatmeal-toffee diversion or white chocolate-dipped molasses cookie during the holiday season, but when my 5-year-old or my husband asks for a cookie, I know exactly what they mean – a chocolate chip cookie made from the recipe on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse Semisweet Chocolate Chip bag.
I know, I know. There are hundreds, probably thousands of other delicious recipes I could try, and I’ve tried a lot of them, but no other recipe has given me The Taste – that warm, familiar, insanely addictive and oddly comforting taste that only the Tollhouse recipe can produce. Or so I thought.
I recently tried the Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on my friend, Jaime’s Good Eats ‘n Sweet Treats blog, (http://www.goodeatsblog.com/2008/08/best-chocolate-chip-cookies-my-new.html). The result, a shift in the foundation of my family’s palate, a shift of seismic proportions. Houston, we have a new favorite chocolate chip cookie!
The cookies are thick (obviously), chewy (again, obviously) and delicious. I was especially intrigued by Jaime’s instruction on how to form the batter to get a taller cookie.
Give these cookies a try, but also check out the Good Eats blog for a variety of cool recipes and great pictures.