Double Chocolate Chip CookiesI’m not one for calling any recipe “perfect" (unless it has a dramatic sound to it). I think calling any recipe perfect has more to do with an individual’s tastes and preferences. However, my friend Geoff, a novice home cook who loves to make desserts and now has the reputation among the dads of making incredible cakes, brownies and cookies, took “The Perfect Chocolate Chip” and made it better.
The recipe originally comes from a book called Search for the Perfect Chocolate Cookie, the result of a cookie competition in Massachusetts back in 1987 to find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in America. From over 2,600 recipes sent in to the competition, more than 100 are included in this book.
The chocolate chip cookie recipe Geoff decided to share with me was the Grand Prize winner that he adapted because of his son’s allergy to nuts. The original recipe submitted to the contest was first published by the Junior League of Las Vegas in a book called Winning at the Table.
Because Geoff’s son can’t eat nuts, he just substituted more chocolate chips essentially doubling them up. I’m sure this recipe would be great with the nuts, but after enjoying his version at several family events, I can say this is the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever tasted. Here’s the recipe: