The endless search for the "best" chocolate-chip cookie is not over but this one is a serious contender. I found it on Serious Eats , just the place to find great recipe comparisons and all other food-related minutiae.
When I saw that they had posted a recipe for "the best" chocolate-chip cookie, I felt the overwhelming inclination to give it try, as I am always looking for the "perfect" cookie. I had the perfect excuse to bake, as the cookies will accompany a gift that Izzy will be presenting to someone tomorrow. I followed the recipe except in one respect. I made slightly smaller cookies so my recipe made 19 cookies instead of the 16 mammoth ones which the original recipe suggested.
The result? This cookie will not disappoint, especially in the realm of texture. Warm from the oven they do have a slight crunch but are soft and chewy inside. The true test will be to see how they taste tomorrow, when they are fully cooled.
Next day notes: The cookie did not maintain its softness which definitely demotes it from being a top-notch cookie. Perhaps I overbaked them though they were certainly not browned...Bake at your own risk!