Chocolate Chip Cookies for Gertie
On August 20, 2015 my friend Gertie emailed me a blog post about the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. The post actually included links for FIVE different chocolate chip cookie recipes, and Gertie was planning to test bake all five.
I wished her good luck on the massive undertaking, saying that I’d tried the NYTimes recipe. And, honestly for all the extra work, I hadn’t found them any better than the cookies I’d been baking since I was kid.
Then I offered to send Gertie my recipe for comparison and proceeded to not follow through for four months.
Unfortunately, I still don’t have the time to devote to typing the recipe up with all my notes. So last night, before the year got completely away on me, I decided to quickly bake a batch to make sure I was still happy with the recipe. Then I completely cheated by sending a photo of it to Gertie.
The following recipe is from my venerable, well-used copy of Cookies for Kids [apparently you can buy a used copy on Amazon].
The inscription speaks volumes. And thus it all began …
[And yep, really dating myself here, Gertie. I hope you appreciate it!! 😀 ].
I suggest you ignore my note about the whole wheat flour unless you like that rustic taste, as I do. Try unbleached? Remember I seriously overpour my vanilla. Also I swapped the semisweet for bittersweet chocolate [of course and always]. For this test batch, I used Mi-Amere, a 58% chocolate from Cacao Barry. Also I omitted the nuts. No one likes nuts in their cookies. And by ‘no one’ I mean me, of course.
So there you go, Gertie! I hope that counts. Merry Christmas.
Now, I seriously hope I don’t get charged with copyright violation from Better Homes and Gardens. 😛
Do you have a favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe?