I have a volatile relationship with cookies. On principle, I don’t believe cookies are any sort of kitchen therapy – the batter making is fine, but the chilling of the dough, the constant watch on the oven, and hanging around the kitchen until you’ve baked every tray… this is firmly against my rule in the kitchen. But like in most things in life, we are always breaking our own rules and principles (remember when you said you would never wear something like that? But then it came into fashion?).
Now, just because I don’t particularly enjoy making cookies, does not mean I don’t love the cookie – no no. Quite far from it. One of my favourite comfort foods is in fact, a very good chocolate chip cookie. It is therapy, just not kitchen therapy! It must be chewy, with a slight crunch to bite into, chocolate chips just slightly melted, and a smattering of sea salt. It’s all very essential. A bad cookie can make a bad day.
But, woes have a way of creeping in at odd times, and I was forced to attend to my craving for choco chip cookies (in all fairness, I was having a very bad week!). So, this is the recipe that I allow myself to indulge in every once in a while when the craving is bad, options are none and there’s no other way out but to head into the kitchen! Let’s call this one less kitchen therapy and more eating therapy!