Saturday, November 18, 2006

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perhaps one of the favorite treats that are loved by children and adults alike are chocolate chip cookies. As a mom who likes to bake, I know that this particular cookie is the most requested in my family. As the holidays approach I often find myself scrambling to find the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
There are tons of options when it comes to baking these tasty treats and mixing things up is a great way to make the same old cookie a little bit special. Many recipes can be found in baking cook books and you can even consult a seasoned cook in the family for some ideas as well. No matter which recipe you choose you are pretty sure that the chocolate chip cookies will be appreciated.
Now that the World Wide Web is a hub of information for a plethora of topics, I have started searching for new recipes for chocolate chip cookies to add to my collection. The great thing about the Internet is you can find information very quickly and you can print the recipes out as you search. In no time at all, I had a handful of unique chocolate chip cookie recipes to try.
Each year, I create a special cookie gift basket that is filled with decadent chocolate chip cookies for my grandfather. Every arrangement is a little different and I make sure that I do include his particular favorite among the different recipes. His favorite is the Toll House Cookie recipe that has been used for generations.
My grandfather swears that the best chocolate chip cookies are made from this traditional recipe. He does like the others that I present to him but none beat the Toll House recipe in his estimation. This classic has been the foundation for these kinds of treats for many years. No matter how many different approaches I try, I always make sure to have a few dozen Toll House versions in the presentation.
Of course, I do dabble in the occasional lady finger and thumbprint confection but nothing brings smiles as big as my chocolate chip cookies. No matter how many different versions I try I can’t seem to go wrong with this particular treat. I guess that I am so good at baking chocolate chip cookies because they are my personal favorite too.
There are times when baking isn’t an option. Those times call for extreme measures. I like to order chocolate chip cookies online for the last minute gift. They are so well received that I almost get a little jealous.