Last summer while perusing Pinterest I came across this cookie recipe from the blog For Me, For You. The title and notes in the pins caught my eye – Was this cookie really so good that I’d never want another chocolate chip cookie recipe? Was this really the be-all-end-all recipe for my absolute favorite cookie?
Well, it turns out that this is actually the New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from 2008. The Times did a story in which they interviewed major New York City bakers on what made a great chocolate chip cookie great, then adapted a recipe from Jacques Torres and incorporated all the criteria that those bakers gave. After reading the article and the recipe, and all the notes that Kate Miss included in her blog post, I decided to hunt down the required flours and give it a go.
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