A classic, soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie.
One of my dad’s favorite treats as a kid was his mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies. I remember him telling me over and over again how they were the best cookies he’s ever had and no one could make them better than grandma. Over the years, any time we would visit my grandma Margaret, she always had a fresh batch of her cookies waiting for us. I loved opening the tupperware and having the scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies hit my nose. It’s a memory I’ll never forget and one I try to recreate often.
I never did get my grandma’s recipe before she passed away (I’m pretty sure it was the Nestle Tollhouse recipe from the chocolate chip cookie bag), so over the years I’ve tried dozens and dozens of chocolate chip cookies – baking them myself and taste testing at different bakeries across the country – to find my favorite version of this classic cookie. Through all this “research,” I’ve landed on two favorite recipes actually. The first is Jacque Torres’ Chocolate Chip Cookies and the second is this classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie. The recipe for these cookies is simple, fool proof, and utterly scrumptious!
Now, any time my dad comes to visit me, I try to have a batch of these cookies waiting for him. And, according to him, they’re better than his mom’s cookies. He could just be saying that because he’s my dad, but I’d like to believe it’s the truth.
I recommend using semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips and adding a little sea salt on top after they’ve baked.