If you frequent food blogs, you have probably stumbled upon discussion of the much hyped New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies. Well…after reading about these little chocolate treasures a few times I decided to put them to the test. I questioned a couple of things about this recipe…mainly the sea salt used to top the cookies. Let me tell ya, I love salt, I love sweet and salt together, BUT I did not like these cookies with the salt on top. After making one batch with salt, I left it off the rest of the cookies. I figured why add it if we do not enjoy it? I also questioned the refrigeration period…seriously a 24 wait?!? Come on now…what possibly occurs during that 24 hours that could not occur in let’s say a 12 hour period? However, I did let the cookie dough sit in the fridge for the 24-36 hour period. Next thing…I did not have any bittersweet chocolate disks or fèves (honestly I had no idea what a fève was) and certainly could not have them shipped in this heat! I used Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa Bittersweet Baking Chips. If you are not familiar with these, they are bigger than a Nestlé chip and my version of a disk! Anyway…these cookies are delicious, try the salt you might love it…me not so much! The cookies are big, chewy and all around superb…just make sure you have a big glass of milk on hand. Now if you have no idea what recipe I am referring to, click here to check it out. Enjoy!

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