Monday, February 24, 2020

Best High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies

What can I say about chocolate chip cookies that hasn't already been said?

I expressed this to my husband once, and then, hoping for an interesting story about him as a cute little boy eating cookies and milk, said Tell me a chocolate chip cookie memory.

He shrugged his shoulders and looked at me as if to respond, how am I supposed to remember something about a cookie I've eaten hundreds of times in my life?

So maybe they are the most common, and possibly the most favorite cookie there is, and maybe all the chocolate chip cookies we've eaten in our lives sort of fade into each other in our cookie memories.  Yes, I think there's a special place in our minds just for cookie memories.

After all, have you ever eaten one so amazing that it stands out in your mind above all others?  We've all eaten way too many unexceptional cookies.  But truly great cookies - those happen rarely.  Happen is the wrong word, though, because a great cookie doesn't just happen.  It's the consummation of of butter, sugar, flour, eggs and chocolate, brought into perfect harmony.  And maybe I'm alone in this preference, but I'd far rather eat a chocolate chip cookie that's cooled off and set up after several hours than one that's warm and gooey just minutes out of the oven.