Haven't seen a thread about these little slices of deliciousness here. So: what is your favorite recipe? Do you like your cookies light and cakey? Crunchy? Chewy?
Alton Brown did a show a ways back about the science behind making cookies, and in particular how to take the classic Tollhouse recipe and tweak it to emphasize certain traits in the end product. I've always been a fan of moist, chewy cookies, and his recipe from that show for The Chewy is far and above the best I've had.
2 sticks melted unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugar. Add in eggs, milk, and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and slowly incorporate them in the mix. Add chocolate chips. Chill the dough. Scoop out and bake at 375 until delicious (his recipe calls for 14 minutes, I find they only need 10).