I consider myself a pretty extreme loyalist when it comes to some maybe not so important things. To other things, not so much. (IE: diets, learning the piano, the few jobs I had in high school, high school... you get the idea.) The little things I do choose to be loyal to though, boy do I! One of the things that I've been extremely faithful to all my life, is my chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have been using said recipe (it's safe to say everyday) since the day I could say "cookie" (which apparently was my first word...so yes I could probably bake cookies while in a coma). Anyway, when I saw these cookies on Pinterest paired with the words "New York Times' Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe", I was a teensy bit skeptical. Much to my dismay, I gave them a try anyway. I may have felt a twinge of guilt every time I had to double-check a measurement, but the guilt wore off once I tasted the dough. (And then a different type of guilt ensued..)
Anyway, this is basically just a really long-winded way of saying that I agree with NY Best Times' decision, these cookies are all types of unreal. I'm giving you permission to cheat on your favorite cookie recipe and give these a try, you won't regret it. (If you think I'm being overly dramatic about all of this, you don't love cookies as much as I do.) Also, don't think you're too good for bread or cake flour. Nobody is.
recipe found here