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In Search of Chocolate Chip Cookie Nirvana 
May 30, 2009 12:46 pm 
Updated: Jun. 15, 2009 8:47 am
I wonder just how many versions of the humble chocolate chip cookie have been invented. It seems each time I cruise the new pictures I end up wanting to try a new cookie recipe, and often it's chocolate chip. I guess I'm still searching for just the right recipe, but at the moment I'm not sure what will make it Just Right, so I keep searching. We've all had Tollhouse cookies. The recipe for the Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie is the same recipe with different baking instructions. The most recent recipe I tried was the Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies. The family loved these, but the softness didn't last as long as I'd have liked. They made great ice cream sandwiches, though. Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies were a new twist. The addition of the crisp rice cereal gave them a nice crunch. I really liked Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. They were a handful and a half! Another that I tried and liked was Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies, but the kids weren't crazy about them. So, I'm still on a quest. The next ones to try are Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies. With a name like that, they've got to be good. Happy baking!

Felix K. has a pretty darn good recipe. The family loved these. I did use m & m mini candies in some as Katie suggested. Delicious!
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie - Decorated by the birthday boy.
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Best Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocola
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May 30, 2009 6:22 pm
hey pam.. I just made felix k´s cookies.. they are the best in my opinion ( I have only made 2 recipes of traditional chocolate chip cookies though LOL). They are chewy just like I like them :) but take them out even though they dont look done.. they finish setting out of the oven (well, you must know that already LOL) hugs!
May 30, 2009 6:27 pm
Oh, I made half of the batch with m&m´s and my family loved those :)
May 30, 2009 8:23 pm
Yum! I think I'll try the m&ms. I have some mini ones left from the cupcake bar I had for the second grade yesterday. Great idea. I may make those tomorrow!
May 31, 2009 2:19 pm
Made them, updated blog. Delicious!
May 31, 2009 5:02 pm
yum :) I will have to see if I can find some mini m&m´s here.. I used the regular ones, still good! I Love your blog pam!
May 31, 2009 5:49 pm
Hi Pam! Have you tried the Betty Crocker recipe? Its the best one I've tried by far. And I've tried a ton of them. I make them often and when I tell people its from Betty Crocker they don't believe me :)
May 31, 2009 8:36 pm
I'll have to try that one this summer, rae (school's out this week!!!). Thanks, Katie! Here they have the mini ones in the baking aisle near the morsels.
Jun. 1, 2009 8:44 pm
I actually made the Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip cookies today with chocolate pudding mix (I've made them before with vanilla as well)! I always add the baking powder and extra vanilla as suggested. I made them with chocolate chips and M&Ms. They're one of my favourites.
Jun. 4, 2009 4:57 pm
You are so right! Just when you think that you've found 'the one', the greatest chocolate chip cookie recipe; you come across another that looks amazing!! I have to try Felix's recipe, especially since you are saying that they were really good! They may just turn out to be my new favorite!!!
Jun. 15, 2009 8:47 am
I favor the Giant Cookie Pizza recipe and I have made M&M and chocolate chip cookies with that recipe, but I prefer actually making the cookie pizza with it. I usually decorate with store bought rich chocolate icing and homemade buttercream for the mall cookie taste. I have also melted milk chocolate chips and spread the chocolate across the cookie before and you can leave that as is, or you can add M&M's, coconut, nut, white chocolate chips, white/peanut butter drizzle, etc.
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I have three teenage sons who are picky eaters (especially the middle one). I try to cook things that they might enjoy trying, but they're not always willing to try new things. My husband started out a picky eater when we met back in 1986, but he's gotten much better and is willing to try ALMOST anything I make. In my spare time I teach second grade. I have introduced my students to cooking and/or new foods over the years.
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I've made some pretty cool cakes for my boys' birthdays. They include a firetruck, baseball, football, and Pokeball. I've also used shaped pans to decorate everything from Barney and Elmo, Power Ranger, Jeff Gordon's #24 racecar, football helmet, a dog and dog house, a monkey, a giant cupcake, and a penguin. Some recent cakes have been a pizza, chef's hat, and Topsy-Turvy (Mad Hatter Cake.) The last one didn't collapse - that was a real triumph! One of my best triumphs has been teaching my boys to cook. They'll never go hungry.
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The first time I cooked a turkey I relied on my thermometer to tell when it was done. It wasn't.
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