Today is National Chocolate Chip Day! I’d be hard-pressed to find a treat that isn’t made better with a handful of chocolate chips, but I have to say, my favorite way to eat a chocolate chip is in a cookie!
The chocolate chip cookie was actually created on accident when a baker set out to make chocolate cookies, but realized she was out of baker’s chocolate. Out of necessity, she substituted the baker’s chocolate with a chopped up semi-sweet chocolate bar, expecting it to melt similarly. When the chips of chocolate didn’t melt and instead only softened, the chocolate chip cookie was born!
Most chocolate chip cookie recipes call for the same general ingredients, but playing around with the amounts and combinations can give you slightly different versions of the traditional treat. Adding more flour can up the gooey factor. Increasing the amount of baking soda can give you a more cake-like texture. Chilling the dough can bring out some of the flavors.
If you’re less risky and don’t want to play around with the variables yourself, here are a few of my go-to sources!
When I’m in the mood for a chewy cookie, this recipe by Pinch of Yum is deliciously soft. When I’m looking for a salty spin on the cookie, I like Hot Chocolate Hit’s recipe for a salted chocolate chip cookie. And of course, you can’t go wrong with the traditional Nestle Toll House recipe.
Do me a favor and celebrate today with a warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookie. You deserve it!
Does anyone have any tricks for making the perfect chocolate chip cookie?! I’d love to hear!