They burn easily. They harden after 2 minutes. They're only good fresh out of the oven. They can be too thin and crunchy. Too buttery tasting. They're not reliable or consistent. You have to microwave them to be soft again. Uh, I don't have to microwave a cupcake to make it soft- it just stays that way. The hell is the deal Mr. Cookie!?
Hate is generally stemmed from ignorance. If you don't understand- learn. I found an interesting discussion on cookies from Joy the Baker. One of the key variables I learned about cookies is butter matters- creamed vs melted. Creamed creates thin and buttery while melted creates chewy and fluffy.
So last night, after extensive research, I decided to declare War on the Cookie and conquer my nemesis. Put on your war paint!!!!
The battle plan of choice is from Alton Brown.
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips