When I first came across the recipe for these chocolate chip cookies I just couldn't want to try them. They're advertised as being the best ever. That's a lot to live up to if I do say so myself, and while I do agree that they were delicious, they were not the best ever. For me anyway.
I had issues. Clearly I had too many on the cookie sheet, and too much in each cookie. I also felt like the batter was a bit too warm. No problem, nothing a little less batter and a fridge can't fix.
Second tray in the oven was much much better. I noticed while the first pan was in the oven that I needed to decrease the amount I was putting on each sheet so I took some off before they went in the oven.
By the third try I felt like I had figured it out, but they just don't look as delicious as what I was expecting. The picture from the blog I got the recipe from makes the cookies look like the soft and chewy mr. cristies cookies. I was expecting this:
(Photo courtesy of the blog Apple A Day)
And I got this:
Again, it's not that my cookies were bad, they just weren't what I was expecting. I have too high of expectations sometimes. None the less, these will all get eaten... That's an expectation I know I can count on.