Chocolate chip cookies have been the bane of my existence. I have been trying to find a recipe that works for years, now. No matter how I'd experiment and try, they'd generally turn out flat and hard. The taste was there, but not the consistency.
I was trolling AllRecipes and found one with well over 6000 votes and a 4.5 star rating, so I figured that I might as well give it a go. Worst case scenario is another botched batch and the search continues.
Well, needless to say, I don't need to look for a new recipe.
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
I used the recipe as is, for the most part. I calculated half portions for it because I didn't want to be baking all day (it yielded 4.5 dozen cookies even though I set it to yield 3 dozen) and I doubled the vanilla the recipe called for and I used milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. It doesn't taste like pudding, it doesn't taste like vanilla. It tastes like AWESOME.
Seriously, I've never had a better tasting cookie.
Here are a couple of pictures: