What, you might ask, does this have to do with a blog for the Coffee Pot Bakery Cafe? I believe that there are certain things that we serve in the bakery that do the same thing in creating good feelings and memories. One of these is our Chocolate Chip Cookie. It is one of the simplest of recipes, but many people bake chocolate chip cookies and don't do them well. Back in the day when I was competing in the bakery division at the Montana Winter Fair, I would always make chocolate chip cookies for one of my entries. I usually would win a second or third place ribbon, but never a first until I tried a new recipe.
On the sad occasion of my father in law's funeral, many people brought cookies and other treats. I had a chocolate chip cookie that was the best that I had ever had. I left a note on the plate, because I didn't know who had brought the cookies, and asked that they call me with the recipe if they were willing to share it. A few days later,one of my friends called to give me the recipe with an apologetic caveat that,"it's just a chocolate chip cookie. It's nothing special." I pressed her and she said, "well, I do always add a tablespoon of honey to the dough." Bingo! When I began to make that particular recipe with the honey, I began to win first place ribbons. I'm not sure of the food chemistry, but the honey seems to keep the dough softer and adds just that extra touch of sweetness.
Try our Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.
- Jennie Lockie