Is there anything better than a classic?

Who doesn't L O V E classic chocolate chip cookies?  They're one of my all time favorite cookies.  At one point in my life they were my go-to baking item.  I made them ALL OF THE TIME!!  Like, literally, all of the time.  I knew the recipe like the back of my hand and, whatever the occasion, you could bet that my chocolate chip cookies would be there.  Once, before a women's event at church, I was asked if my cookies were going to be there. 

It's been quite a long time since chocolate chip cookies were a staple in my life, but they are still my favorite cookie.  I have always used the Toll House recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag and was rarely disappointed with it.   Since there are so many recipes on Pinterest for "the best" chocolate chip cookie or a variation from the classic, I thought it would be fun to try a few different recipes and share my thoughts with you.

First up, I found this recipe for Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies on Pinterest a few weeks ago and convinced my daughter, Julia, to make them!

As you can see, they were pretty!  I love a pretty cookie - but let's face it, beauty is only skin deep.   If they can't back themselves up with an out-of-this-world taste, I'm out!  It's gotta look good A N D taste good!!

Luckily, they tasted as good as they looked!  However, they didn't have a strong brown sugar taste even though it called for more brown sugar than the Toll House recipe.

They were perfect for dipping in a glass of cold milk; they kept their shape and didn't crumble; and they had a nice thick, almost cake like, consistency.

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Overall, I'd say we'd give them a 4/5 chocolate-chip-rating! 

Okay, now it's your turn!  If you have a favorite chocolate chip recipe, please share it with me and I'll try it out and rate it on the blog!!