Homemade chocolate chip cookies are like sex—even when they're not amazing, they're still pretty great. So even though this wasn't my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, I found myself polishing off three or four at a time. This cookie featured bittersweet chocolate, dried fruit and espresso powder. You can check out the recipe at Peggy's blog: Galettista.
We take cookies pretty seriously at our house. We have our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. My husband says it's perfect. (It's the Cooks Illustrated Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with a dusting of kosher salt.) He didn't mind the coffee or the fruit (I used dried cranberries. I didn't have any apricots in the house.), but he objected to the ratio of cookie dough to chocolate. He likes more cookie and less chocolate. I really like chocolate, but I think he's right. These might've been better with less chocolate.
This time around I had a helper in the kitchen. My son isn't a big fan of cooking (yet), but he loves to crack eggs. He's a little messy, but he doesn't mind getting his hand dirty. (kind of like his Mom.) What did you guys think of these cookies? Did they make your favorites list?