My tips for making the best of the best chocolate chip cookies are to always, always, always use real butter (did I mention always?) and to be sure it’s room temperature when you use it. Margarine doesn’t taste or cook the same. Second, always use more vanilla than you think you should. I always add an extra teaspoon or two. Vanilla brings out the flavor of chocolate and splurge: Use the real stuff.
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