Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever?

Have you ever had a chocolate chip cookie you thought was the BEST EVER?  I did once.  I was staying at the Ritz Carlton in Lake Las Vegas.  I was with two of my girl friends.  We all agreed.  I think we ate ... well, a lot of them, over the several days we were there.  We knew the pastry chef and asked about the recipe.  He attributed the amazing cookies to the altitude & convection ovens.

As I sit & write this post, the kids are in bed and I am watching a French movie, Jean de Florette.  Maybe more importantly, I have a large glass of whole milk and three large freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

I love chocolate chip cookies.  For some reason, I have always been a Nestle Toll House Cookie girl.  I've never tried a new recipe.  Recently, I've grown a little dis-satisfied with the results.

Having thought about making some cookies for a few days, I decided I'd try a new recipe.  I googled: best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever.  I came up with several blogs / websites but after reading this one from Savory Sweet Life  I thought I'd give it a try.   I love that her recipe is very detailed, even in the amount of time you should mix!  I am also a sea salt fan and love that it is in them.

So: Are they the best EVER??  Well, they are pretty darn good.  They are chewy yet crispy.  Ones that you could easily eat several and then crave them the next day.  But, the BEST?  I don't know.

I've decided sometime in the next two months I'll have a chocolate chip cookie recipe contest.  If you live in the Bay Area & think you have the BEST recipe, leave a comment below.  I'll be sending out an evite with the details in the next two weeks!


  1. I fully agree with you assessment! Great flavor, chewy AND crunchy, and the sea salt is a great touch. But I am not content to say Best! (only because I think it will be fun to try others) I don't know what recipe yet, but I will enter the contest!

  2. I think I have finally found the perfect one for me. I have searched many recipes over the year but, no more! I would be happy to enter them in the contest. April

  3. Love the comments ladies. I'm putting together an evite this week. I'll put you on it! This will be FUN & YUMMY!! I mean, even if it isn't the BEST chocolate chip cookie - I've never had a "bad" one ;) -Laura

  4. Be sure to send the evite to Aunt Mary. She probably has one or two recipes that will knock your socks off. That woman is a pro!