The New York Times has a great article up on the Quest for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie.
All this crossbreeding begs the question: Has anyone trumped Mrs. Wakefield? To find out, a journey began that included stops at some of New York City’s best bakeries as well as conversations with some doyens of baking. The result was a recipe for a consummate cookie, if you will: one built upon decades of acquired knowledge, experience and secrets; one that, quite frankly, would have Mrs. Wakefield worshipping at its altar.
The keys? Resting the dough for a couple days, great ingredients, competent technique and making sure to add a bit of salt. If you want to try it at home (I know we will), the Times has an adapted recipe available.