I’m having so much fun reading about everyone’s favorite version of the PB&J that I’ve decided to ask you all about another burning culinary question. Opinion is often just as divided and just as firm on this one: the chocolate chip cookie.
Homemade or commercial? Crisp or chewy? Nuts or no? Do you like a touch of mocha? Or is any flavoring beyond the chips and a touch of vanilla too much? Served with milk? Coffee? Something stronger? Sans liquid?
For my part, I like my chocolate chip cookies chewy and as fresh from the oven as possible. I’m sure it will be no surprise to any of you that I make them for myself. I’m a big fan of nuts – hazel, if I can get them, but walnuts and pecans are also favorites – and I love to play with spices. A touch of coffee or a dash of cinnamon is always welcome to me. Ginger and cloves are also favorites of mine. It’s a matter of mood and what I’ve got on hand in the spice rack when I get inspired to start baking. Depending on what I’ve tossed into the dough this time, what the weather’s like, and my mood at the moment, I’ve been known to down: coffee, tea, juice, or ginger beer with my cookies.
So what about the rest of you? What’s your perfect chocolate chip cookie?