The one thing I am the most passionate about in life (sadly or sweetly?) is cookies…chocolate chip to be exact. It’s the one thing I am always in search for wherever I am living or traveling. They can be just as disappointing as rewarding, and there really is an art to them depending on the ratio of sugar to butter, amount of salt, type, and even cut of chocolate. Just to get things straight, while I do love ice cream equally, it’s much harder to find a promising cookie. If not for anything, at least CVS and Whole Foods carry Talenti ice cream when you are desperate, but you can’t always count on finding a cookie.
I am always in search of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Austin. One week, I did a taste test with 5 cookies side by side all in one day- actually all in one minute to find the best chocolate chip cookie available in this town (plate below). I have since added a few more as more chef’s have rolled into town. Here is my checklist: I look for a little sweetness and richness in the dough followed by melted chocolate chips that are spread out enough so that chocolate is in every bite– but not the ONLY bite. I want doughiness in the middle and sea salt on top. Plus maybe a little crisp around the edges. I fooled myself with my findings, and I bet you will, too!