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Ian Solecki
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The Practically Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Posted (2013-09-12)

these may or may not all be gone already
these may or may not all be gone already

I don't mean to be arrogant, but that's literally the name of this recipe that has been my family's traditional go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe for as long as I've been alive. It came from some publication, way back in the day, that I don't even know.

For the first time ever, I tried to make them outside my mother's kitchen. I've had some success making them myself previously - in fact I've been bang on previously - but that was using all of the tools and ingredients that she would normally use.

It's been too long since I last had them though, so last night I took matters into my own hands, with fairly positive results! The only noticeable difference is they didn't flatten out as much as they normally would... I ended up with thicker cookies and slightly more cooked bottoms than normal. I'm not yet sure whether that is an oven thing, perhaps the pans were too warm, perhaps the batter itself was too warm.

It was VERY hot inside when I made these and the butter was more than room temperature when I mixed everything, so that may well have been a factor. In any case, I know I nailed the flavour and that's a pretty good feeling!

After all of that, am I going to actually share the recipe with you? No. There are some things you just don't share. I'll tell you that I think one of the keys is ensuring both the butter AND eggs are at room temperature before you start (though maybe not quite as warm as mine were... yay salmonella!)

Besides, if I gave you the recipe, you'd make them, and enjoy them, but then you'd say "but they're not as good as MY mother's chocolate chip cookies!"

It's a scientifically proven fact that nobody's cookies will ever be better than your mothers'. 

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