Celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Jacques Torres chocolate chip cookies

Today was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in the US, but it doesn’t take a special day for anyone to appreciate this both humble and transcendant treat. There are different chocolate chip cookie camps: some people prefer thin and crisp cookies, while others like theirs to be thick, gooey, and chewy. Some embellish their cookies with additions like rolled oats or nuts, while purists declare their love for the simple, unadorned version.

Whatever type of chocolate chip cookie you fancy, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in the EYB Library, which contains over 670 online recipes for chocolate chip cookies (if you don’t already have a favorite). Interestingly, both Dorie Greenspan and Thomas Keller have more than one recipe near the top of the rankings The recipe I have always turned to is the Mrs. Field’s recipe, although I’ve made my own tweaks over the years. If you want to branch out from your tried-and-true recipe, try one of these highly-regarded cookies:

My best chocolate chip cookies from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
Chocolate chip cookies from Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours by Kim Boyce and Amy Scattergood
Chocolate chip cookies from Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller
Milk chocolate chocolate chip cookies from Baking Bites by Nicole Weston
Chocolate chip cookies from Baked by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito
Chocolate chip cookies
from The New York Times by Jacques Torres (pictured above)

What’s your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe?

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