chocolate chip cookies

A few weeks ago, a post over at In Jennie’s Kitchen caught my eye. Jennifer posted about her best chocolate chip cookies, cookies whose development has been in the works for years. I certainly haven’t invested the time to perfect my own chocolate chip cookies, so I thought I’d give hers a try.

chocolate chip cookies

My husband keeps coming home from the store with refrigerated cookie dough, and I really want to break him of that habit. I’d much rather have some homemade dough in our freezer waiting to be baked. Hence, these cookies.

chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip cookies

I followed Jennifer’s recipe to a tee except for the chocolate. Her recipe uses Guittard 55% chocolate discs in place of chocolate chips. Since none of the stores around here carry any chocolate discs, much less Guittard, I used Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate chips. I chose semisweet over bittersweet because…well, just because.

chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip cookies

The verdict? These are delicious chocolate chip cookies. They’re best warm out of the oven, and I have confirmation of that from my taste-testing children. My daughter declared that these were, “not too hot but warm and melty and yummy!” And then she THANKED me. Yes, you heard it. She thanked me for making them. Compliments and politeness all in the same 30 second timespan.

If she keeps that up, the bag of frozen cookie dough balls may not stick around in our freezer very long.

chocolate chip cookies

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14 Responses to “chocolate chip cookies”

  1. 1
    C and C Dish — April 11, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    Yum…I love a good chocolate chip cookie!

  2. 2
    alexandria — April 11, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    Oh my God… I could seriously go for one or two of those right now. Looks delicious! What kind of camera are you using?

  3. 3
    alexandria — April 11, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

    Ah, nevermind. I read your photog section.

  4. 4
    Lazaro — April 11, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    Saw your profile on food buzz. Glad I check out your wonderful blog. Look forward to following you here. Your cookies look great. Cheers!

  5. 5
    merrygourmet — April 11, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

    C&C and Alexandria – Chocolate chip cookies are the best, aren’t they? Glad you found my site!

    Alexandria – I think you found the answer, but let me know if I can answer any other questions.

    Lazaro – Glad you’re here! Welcome!

  6. 6
    Macaroni Mama — April 11, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

    Yes! Homemade chocolate chip cookies-the way to the heart!

  7. 7
    Bob Hollander — April 12, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Michael Pollan (“In Defense of Food”, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”) posits that junk food is okay if you make it yourself, from scratch.

    This article from the NYT is about chocolate chip cookies and the original Toll House cookie recipe:

    I usually use the recipe on a Ghirardelli wrapper I saved, adding macadamia nuts.

    I’ve bought chocolate discs, in bulk from:
    (follow the link under “Chocolates” to “Baking Drops/Coatings”

    Great post.

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    Jamie @ My Baking Addiction — April 12, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    These look great! I am always searching for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. In fact, I may make these tonight!

  9. 9
    merrygourmet — April 12, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

    Bob – Thanks for the tip on where to find the chocolate discs.

    Jamie – Oh, you really should. They’re delicious.

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    SweetFoodie — April 13, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    oh my goodness, i couldn’t be happier to have found your blog! Thanks go out to @jenniferperillo for her RT on your wonderful blog. Your photography is just beautiful, and I can’t wait to bake these perfect-looking chocolate chip cookies. Thanks!

  11. 11
    merrygourmet — April 13, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    SweetFoodie – I’m so glad you found me, too! I love having new readers. 🙂

  12. 12
    Melissa Brown — March 12, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    Do you know why I can’t pin your chocolate chip cookie recipe? I can pin your other recipes.

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