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A Cookie a Day: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

It was a little over a year ago today that I finished a quest that I started when I ate my first Chips Ahoy! as a little kid. OK, "finished" is a strong word. Like The Lord of the Rings, this was one of those quests that honestly feels like it never ends, but at least I made it to the first climax. After months of tweaking, testing, and gorging myself on butter, sugar, and chocolate, I'd arrived at the closest I'd ever come to the platonic ideal of a chocolate cookie. More

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've never been able to get a chocolate chip cookie exactly the way I like. I'm talking chocolate cookies that are barely crisp around the edges with a buttery, toffee-like crunch that transitions into a chewy, moist center that bends like caramel, rich with butter and big pockets of melted chocolate. I made it my goal to test each and every element from ingredients to cooking process, leaving no chocolate chip unturned in my quest for the best. 32 pounds of flour, over 100 individual tests, and 1,536 cookies later, I had my answers. More

Cookie Monster: Oaty Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here's the thing. Sometimes we all make food that looks like crap. It turned an undesirable shade of brown, green, black; it has unsightly lumps; it looks half eaten when whole. Some people—I presume—immediately throw it away. My banana bread has cellulite! they wail, or no one will eat a chicken that looks like it has SARS. I'm not that person. If tastes good, I'll eat it, fried caper boogers be damned. More

6 Chocolate Chip Cookies We Love in Chicago

Chocolate chip cookies are the hamburgers of the dessert world: Every shop seems to have one on the menu, but a truly great version is hard to come by. A lot of this has to do with personal preference: nuts or no nuts, crispy or soft, dunked or dry. But in my arduous research—arduous, I tell you!—I realized that the best chocolate chip cookies are the ones that keep it simple. More

Cook the Book: Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies were worlds away from Chips Ahoy and remarkable different from the classic Toll House version that so many of us find synonymous with chocolate chip cookies. Their incredible depth of flavor might make you pause and think about the ingredients. For a humble chocolate chip cookie that's a pretty incredible feat. More

John McCain Is Older Than Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Would you vote for someone older than your food? As the Things Younger Than McCain blog points out, Cobb salad, Spam and McDonald's were all born after the septuagenarian Republican presidential hopeful. Most baffling on the list is the chocolate-chip cookie. Seriously? Dinos didn't dunk them in milk after watching Eve eat one? When McCain was one, the Toll House Cookie recipe first appeared in Ruth Wakefield's cookbook. Here's a few other food-related items we came up with, all younger than McCain: Cheerios, M&Ms, Ranch dressing, Denny's, In-N-Out Burger and the frappuccino.... More

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