Monday, July 19, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever wonder how chocolate chip cookies came to be? They seem to me to be one of the greatest inventions of civilization. And they were invented by a woman. Ruth Wakefield wanted to make chocolate drop cookies (who's even heard of those) and did not have enough chocolate. And lo, she broke a candy bar into chunks and thus created that end to which all existence strives: the chocolate chip cookie. Have you had a warm one lately?

And let us record for posterity that a chocolate chip cookie is best appreciated followed by a glass of milk. Real milk, not soy milk, not reconstituted milk, not fat free milk, but milk with fat the way god intended it. Cold. Ideally while you are wearing a soft sweater, but soft slippers will suffice.