I have a problem.
Ok, ok, stop laughing. I know I have more than just one problem. But one step at a time.
This particular problem is that I haven't found a chocolate chip cookie that I just love and adore. The one that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The one that I turn to in happy times and sad times, for celebrating or consoling. You know, THE chocolate chip cookie.
Oh sure, there are a couple of recipes that I like, one that I'd probably term my favorite of those, but it's not a purist recipe. (It has cinnamon and nutmeg and some oats...good stuff, but it's not just a plain chocolate chip cookie)
My husband has his hands down favorite recipe. Meh-it's ok, but I don't love it. He fell in love with it about 10yrs ago. We've made it countless times since then. Still, it's never hit the spot for me.
I have a handful of recipes that other people love and have made their default recipes (a number of them love my husband's favorite). Most people love the good old back of the bag Nestle Tollhouse recipe. It's alright I guess....but mostly it just makes me think of that Friends episode.
It always comes back to a Friends episode, doesn't it?
So today I begin the quest for my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. One that is "just" a chocolate chip cookie recipe. "Just" meaning no oatmeal, nuts, fancy spices....a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe.
There are three recipes I found to start with. Unfortunately with all the frosting I've made this week I only have enough butter left for one recipe, so instead of a grand cookie day bake-off, I'm settling for one batch of cookies today. Which should be ok considering that I still have the rest of that little cake (and a chocolate one like it now too), and a handful of cupcakes sitting on my counter.
Will it live up to it's name?
I'll let you know.
(also, if you have any suggestions, I'm open to any recipes you recommend!)