The perfect chocolate chip cookie

A very good friend visited who I hadn’t seen for a long time. She came bearing cookies her boyfriend baked for us. Can you say marry that man NOW?! (Aside to my friend: he doesn’t have to know you’re marrying him for the cookies…it can be a secret between you, me and my other three readers!) 
Look at how beautiful this cookie is… You know, it was a real chocolate chip cookie. One that tasted as if shortening was an ingredient (I don’t know if it was though). Nabisco’s Chips*Ahoy can’t hold a candle to this man’s cookie skillz. I’m going to have to get that recipe! Actually I know she reads the blog so maybe she can post it in the comments?
Needless to say the little treasures didn’t last long. I took a picture of the last cookie, which was consumed within 1.2 seconds after I took the shot. Hmm, I need to invite this friend and her boyfriend over more often…
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26 Responses to The perfect chocolate chip cookie

  1. Rainbow Warrior June 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    real food does just as much good for children as adults. your superiors should remember that. 🙂

  2. ashley schoolar June 21, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    Chocolate chip cookies are the perfect food! Your daily allowance in circular formation: grain, dairy, chocolate (that is a separate category, right.:) They look fantastic!

  3. Rebekah June 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    oooooo….I am hoping she will share that recipe with us!

    Rebekah @

  4. Our New Beginning June 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand 😉 I like to think a chocolate chip cookie in each hand!

  5. Cindy Tran June 22, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    that looks FANTASTIC, haven't had a homemade choco-chip cookie in a long time

  6. cesar June 22, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    nice post maybe can i have some of choco-chip cookies… keep it up…

  7. Flartus June 22, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    You need to invite them over and offer them to use your kitchen, so you can eat them warm out of the oven. Or…are you having a birthday soon? Cookie dough freezes really well!

  8. Stepshep June 22, 2010 at 1:27 am #

    You tell me of a PERFECT cookie and yet fail to tell me how I can eat it. My computer cannot yet print food from pictures so now I mope.

  9. Milehimama June 22, 2010 at 2:06 am #

    Hi Mrs. Q,
    I wanted to share something with you. My little boy loves to watch old episodes of a show called Emergency! which aired in the 70s. One episode, called The Smoke Eater ( features something I have never, ever seen before. A fruit vending machine! It had apples, oranges, bananas, pears, and something else I couldn't tell what it was.

    Apparently they used to have them (but obviously not anymore.) Wonder if we can bring them back?

  10. Another Josh June 22, 2010 at 2:41 am #

    That cookie looks almost as good as the ones I bake. It must've been pretty tasty, if that's the case.

  11. Mrs. Q June 22, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    The cookie was so, so good. I'm living the good life for sure!

  12. bluets June 22, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    um. a secret between you, her and your other three thousand readers perhaps?

  13. Marissa June 22, 2010 at 4:47 am #

    I need about 10 of those cookies right NOW 🙂 Oh and I would love to see this fruit vending machine Milehimama is speaking of…they need to bring those back ASAP!!

  14. Z. E. Accordino June 22, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    Oooo that looks like what my friend's mom made for the baptism. There is seriously nothing better than real homemade chocolate cookies. (I hope your friend posts that recipe!)

  15. ★WJ June 22, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    it looks so cute and pretty too. ♥

  16. Viki June 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    Was at a meeting the other day, a REAL Cheese Torte…that was So So Very good and a plate of these chocolate chip cookies that looked great. Until you took a bite of one and you could taste that they had come from the local store bakery. You know that taste…they looked oh so perfect, but those cookies they didn't live up to my expectation. Now I'm jonesin for a REAL chocolate chip cookie no preservatives added please. they wont last long enough anyway.

  17. shari June 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    the cookie looks great!! but I too remember the fruit vending machines – I remember seeing it in our hospital when I went to go visit someone (probably was in the 70's)

  18. Mendy June 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    Ummmmmm! A chocolate chip cookie… Simple treats seem to be the most satisfying. Maybe that's why I have so much trouble stopping at just one!

  19. HenrysMom A2MI June 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Shortening?? I hope the non-hydrogenated kind. Or better yet, butter.

  20. A Queens teacher June 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    Actually, they do have fruit vending machines now. One day, I shared the school elevator with a delivery guy who had a huge cooler he was bringing into the building. I kiddingly asked if there was a body in it (to give you a sense of the size). He said, "No, actually, it's fresh fruit to refill the vending machines in the cafeteria." I expressed surprise that we had such a thing, and he told me that it was quite popular, based on how frequently he comes to stock it.

    A few days later, we had a faculty breakfast on a staff development day where no kids were in the building, so we used the students' cafeteria.
    I got a chance to see the machine, though it was from a distance. I meant to take a closer look, but got involved in some conversation, and then had to run to a meeting. From what I could see, it looked like pre-packaged cubed watermelon and cantaloupe, and the like. I'm not sure if there were whole pieces of fruit, though. If I have a chance, I'll try to stop by in the next day or two or three, but if not, it will have to wait until the fall. I hope it will still be there.

  21. Hurdles of Life June 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    my hubbie is a chocolate chip cookie baker too (yes I married him for that reason alone).. sadly I only get them at christmas time when we bake dozens upon dozens!

  22. lorax June 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite food ever and I'm on a constant quest to find the best one. Please please get this man to let you share the recipe on your blog!

  23. Bridget Delaney June 23, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    I love chocolate chip cookies. Fav. from a place when I buy them – Subway – so nice and gooey and just YUM! Made with SHORTENING? YUCK, GROSS! And you're going on about people eating good food? That stuff is DISGUSTING.

  24. Jenni June 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    I have to admit that I totally clicked on the comments section because I was hoping the recipe had been posted. . . 😉

  25. Hilary June 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    I agree with Jenni-I was hoping the recipe had been posted as well. My boyfriend does the baking in the household-he's definitely one to keep around-his oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin bread are to die for!

  26. Mrs. Q July 1, 2010 at 2:19 am #

    So my friend emailed me the recipe. Thanks for your patience!

    (I *KNEW* there was shortening in there!)

    mix together:

    1 c shortening
    1 c packed brown sugar
    1/2 c white sugar

    beat 2 eggs just a little to break the yolks, then add them to the sugar mix

    mix in a 12 oz bag semi-sweet chips

    combine 2 c flour, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp bk soda

    add the dry to the wet

    Bake at 350 for 12-14, or until desired doneness

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