Time to get baking!! I have two favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. One I can share with you, one I can't. The one you don't get the recipe for is my husband's cookies. And that is because I don't know it. This man does not cook, but he bakes an unforgettable chocolate chip cookie loaded with chocolate and coconut and sometimes nuts. I think he changes it up as he feels like it, but they are always out-of-this-world good!
One of my favorite recipes for chocolate chip cookies uses browned butter. This is the one I can share with you. If you have never made cookies with browned butter you are truly missing out. It's buttery flavor is amped up and then there's this decadent nuttiness that comes into the mix. Sure, it takes a little more time. These are not cookies that you whip up in ten minutes for the neighborhood kids. Those are great and have a time and place. But browned butter cookies are for when you really want to wow folks with a classic favorite. We're talking rediscovering-chocolate-chip-cookies kind of "wow", here.
This recipe comes from America's Test Kitchen. I absolutely love how scientific they are about developing their recipes. They work out all the chemistry behind the ingredients, they basically use the scientific method as they experiment to find what works the best. As a former electrical engineer and then a home educator, I appreciate this approach. My husband even gifted me a membership to ATK because I geek out over the science of food all the time. So click here for the recipe for The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie which I was able to locate on Food.com. Try it. Trust me, you'll thank me for it.
While you are baking these beauties up, think about who you can share them with. A neighbor, a friend, a pastor, a nurse, a police officer, a librarian...you get the idea...and wish them a Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, too!