When Ruth Graves Wakefield mixed bits of semi-sweet chocolate into a vat of cookie dough back in the 1930’s, she unwittingly created what is arguably the most popular recipe of all time – the chocolate chip cookie. By some accounts, it was an accident. Others claim that Wakefield intentionally added the semi-sweet chocolate when she ran out of regular baking chocolate. Whichever version is true, cookie lovers everywhere are thankful.
Since then, professional chefs and home cooks alike have been on a quest to find the Holy Grail of chocolate chip cookie recipes. A quick Google search turned up almost 2,500,000 entries. That’s a lot of cookies, folks! Of course, every chocolate chip cookie aficionado has their own criteria for what makes a cookie “the one”. Some love them thin and crispy, while others seek out the thick and chewy. Most people consider the ultimate chocolate cookie to be somewhere in between – thin and shatteringly crisp on the outside, while soft, gooey and chewy on the inside. I’m an equal opportunity cookie eater. I can definitely appreciate the joys of both the crispy and the chewy. How about you? read more >>