(The OG chocolate chip cookie)
Early renditions of this classic treat simply adapted traditional drop cookie recipes with chopped morsels from semi-sweet chocolate bars. With a crispier, thinner texture, the original Toll House cookie might be more of a distant relative to its modern-day counterparts. As “bigger is better” continues to be the prevailing motto in food trends, more extreme versions of the modest chocolate chip have gone viral. Jumbo cookie cakes, cookie dough milk shots, chocolate chip cookie dough dip, and creations like the infamous chocolate chip walnut cookies at Levain’s Bakery, among others, continuously strive to update the beloved classic.
I personally prefer a more simplistic take on the cookie, but definitely can appreciate the softer, more chewy consistency that’s become more popular over the years. While my favorite homemade recipe for chocolate chip cookies involves browned butter, blonde sugar, and a weird level of attention to detail necessary to have them be juust the right amount of underbaked, a classic ready-to-bake log of Toll House cookie dough still satisfies the cravings in a pinch. Warm, and buttery, complemented by the darker undertones of the melted semi-sweet chocolate, this cookie, as is, probably won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Don’t forget to wash it down with a glass of cold milk to perfect the experience.