Quest for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

This morning after I dropped Gavin off at work (he drove), I went to the grocery store, started another load of laundry, unloaded the dishwasher, puttered around, and made chewy chocolate chip cookies.

I would like to preface this by saying for as long as I can remember I have not been able to make really yummy chocolate chip cookies. In the past the ones I have made have turned rock-hard with in moments of coming out of the oven.

I’ve had The New Best Recipe: All-New Edition with 1,000 Recipes for a while now, and decided to find a cookie recipe there. I came across the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (p. 776-777), and decided to give it a try.

I followed the directions carefully, added the extra yolk, twisted them and remashed them the way the diagram showed. I rotated the trays half way through the baking process.

After the cookies had cooled a little bit (chocolate chips were still a little runny) and they were fantastic. I am a little worried about them turning rock-hard once they finish cooling (or a day or two from now). The experts who wrote the book said that it shouldn’t be a problem, but we’ll see.

UPDATE! I have triumphed! The according to my live-in food critic, my cookies are “exquisite” “most excellent” “really yummy” “fantastic” and “can I have another bite of yours?” They have stayed moist and chewy, they are not little rocks! *happy dance*

<– My live-in food critic savoring the "exquisite cookie" (and glowering at me for taking the picture)

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