How do you find your groove in an unfamiliar kitchen? Even with most boxes unpacked, it is hard to get into cooking when you move in to a new place or visit somewhere. But there is one sure way to know that where we are is home: bake chocolate chip cookies.
Every family has their own recipe. Here is mine. It is adapted from the back of a generic bag of chocolate chips from my college days. It amazes me that the discount brand of chocolate chips was the most successful at discovering the best combination of fat, sugar, and chocolate. And yet, it is this recipe that is truly delicious.
I have made this recipe on many occasions: when I spent a summer in Bolivia during my college years, when my family moved to Australia, when we bought our first home, any time I crave them. It never fails to make where we are a familiar and friendly place. I think the recipe is truly the best chocolate chip cookie recipe out there.