Sometimes I over-think things. Like for instance, are these technically whoopie ‘pies’? They are not your traditional whoopie pie base. Those are more like a cupcake batter, with a cupcake texture. These are actually cookies, so I guess these are more like cookie pies, or sandwiches… but at the end of the day, does it really matter? I don’t think so, let’s be honest. They are delicious, and that is a fact.
What can you do to elevate your chocolate chip cookies? Well, there are several things that I’ve figured out recently to make the PERFECT chocolate chip cookies: One, is topping them with sea salt before baking. The salt really brings out the chocolate. Next, adding cornstarch. This makes the inside super chewy with a slight crisp on the edges. Another big one, is chilling the dough before they bake (so they don’t spread too thin). One more? Using 2 different kinds of chocolate. My picks were semi-sweet & dark. I know, cray-zay.
I made these for one of our close friends, who might have a slight obsession with chocolate chip cookies. He said they were the best he’s ever had, which trust me, is everything. Sometimes the most common & traditional foods, like chocolate chip cookies, are the hardest to perfect. These are absolute perfection.