7.18.2014

The “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever"


Yesterday my stepson had a play date and I was very nervous.  And when I am nervous, I either shop or cook.  You might say big whoop, a play date? What’s the big deal and what does that have to do with the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever?  

Well for those of you who know me, you may know that my stepson who is 12, has Autism.  And although he does great in many areas of his life and has so many wonderful gifts and talents to offer, he does struggle with social interaction and making friends.  So inviting a friend over to play is BIG.  


I wish that I could make this easier for him or just make friends for him, but I can’t.  And furthermore, since it’s his mom’s week and the play date was going to be at her house, I wasn’t even going to be able to peek in to see how it’s going.  

SOOO, I did what any self respecting Italian who feels helpless but wants to help would do, I cooked.  But what does one make for a “playdate" for 12 year olds?  I didn’t want to embarrass him by making anything too cute, (scratch cupcakes), or too fancy, (no macaroons).  I settled on something so universally good, anyone of any age would love, the chocolate chip cookie.


I don’t have a go to recipe so I quickly googled “best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever”.  Many people claim to have the best recipe, but I decided to try THIS ONE from Alice over at SAVORY SWEET LIFE.  She has such conviction that her recipe is THE BEST, I just had to try it.  



This is for sure one of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had!  It was so easy and came together in under 30 minutes from start to finish.  I followed her instructions exactly.   I baked the first batch for 12 minutes and they came out perfectly soft and chewy on the inside and slightly crisp around the edges.  The second batch that went in the oven was left in for a little longer because I lost track of the timer.  They were equally delicious but darker all around and crispy.  Both my husband and I thought they tasted a little sweeter and the sea salt taste came through a little more.  Perhaps because they were more caramelized.  We really couldn’t decide which ones we liked better. 


No surprise, the cookies were a hit with the boys!  When I called my stepson to see how the play date went he said he had a great time and wanted to do it again AND... he said “those cookies were DEEE-LICIOUS”!  




7 comments:

  1. those cookies look amazing, I cannot wait to try them!! might make a batch this weekend! thanks for the recipe. So glad your stepson had fun at his play date!

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    1. They are! You should definitely try them, you won’t regret it!

      Michele

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    2. Made them last week for a party and they were a huge hit!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Those look insanely delicious!!! I can tell just from the photos that they were a great batch of cookies. I think you've inspired some baking around here tonight :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. Hi Jackie,

      They are! I made two batches for a party this weekend and every last one was gone. Happy baking.
      Michele

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  3. I love the recipe and the purpose. BAKE the world a better place!

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  4. Sembrano molto buoni! Li preparero' anch' io appena torno dalle vacanze!

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