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My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Everyone has their version of “the best chocolate chip cookie ever”, right? Since that is obviously disputable, we’ll just to refer to this as “my favorite chocolate chip cookie”, sound good?

Here are a few reasons that these have become my fav. First, the size. I can usually go through 2 or 3 regular chocolate chip cookies, so it only makes sense to make them bigger and only indulge in one. Using an ice cream scoop, as recommended, turns out a perfect sized cookie that remains chewy with just a bit of crunch. Second, the salt. Sprinkling the tops of these cookies with some kosher salt creates the perfect sweet and salty mix. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Lastly, the chocolate. I always used to grab a bag of tollhouse, until I realized what a difference good chocolate can make. I know there’s even better chocolate than Ghiardelli out there, but if I can’t easily find it in the grocery store, I may not get around to it.

Should you decide to try this recipe, and I highly recommend you do, please follow the directions carefully. There’s a reason why they use a mix of flours, keep the ingredients at room temperature, chill the dough and scoop out large cookies. It’s an art and a science and they make magic!

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Give them a try and let me know what you think!

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