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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe vs The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Hey! I know I've been out-of-the-loop for so long, but you have to understand that I've switched careers now.

Anyway, I decided to create a new blogpost because I got my hands on a recipe that promised to be the BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP recipe!

But before I give you the deets on that, I'd like to explain my love for everyone's favorite cookie.

You see, ever since I could remember, I always LOVED these cookies. In fact, some of my earliest childhood memories involve me, my brother, and a huge can of chocolate chip cookies, and a whole lot of ants. Don't ask.

Anyway, on my recent trip back home to Davao, I found some really awesome cookies just lying on the table. I took a bite and it was magic! The cookies were crunchy on the outside and soft and fudgy on the inside. Plus, the chocolate swirled within the cookie. Amazeballs! I was even more amazed when I learned that my youngest brother made them based on an easy-as-pie recipe similar to this:

Now, if you had the patience to actually watch the video, you'd realize that the recipe wasn't very complicated. In fact, it was so simple it was almost fool proof. And the finished product was awesome.

So that piqued my interest in creating the BEST chocolate chip cookie eveeeeer!

So I went to my go-to site for Filipino Cooking ( and searched for an article about chocolate chip cookies. That lead me to the recipe linked in the first part of this post.

This recipe was awesome! It used Brown Butter (for a nutty/toffee-ish flavor), as well as several different techniques (blending white sugar with eggs, whisking brown sugar with butter et al) that I thought would make for an interesting cookie. So I followed the recipe to a tee and this is what I got:

I made Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt, and Chocolate Chip Cookies with Melted Marshmallow Toppings.

Were they good? They were great! Were they the BEST? Probably not. Oddly enough, I still prefer the texture of the first (Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe) better.

Moral of the story? Complicated procedures don't always produce the best finished product. if you are going to try either of the recipes I posted here, try the simpler one first.