This is the time of year, where after months of nonstop heat and humidity, I can’t wait for the air to get a little cooler so I can turn on my oven. I’m one of those rare birds who loves to bake as much as I love to cook (it seems most people prefer one over the other), and the first tease of fall has me itching to bake cookies. Pronto. Specifically, I’ve just decided that I’m craving chocolate chip cookies this week so I thought I should consider trying out a new recipe. Over the weekend I was baking chocolate cheesecake for a dear friend’s birthday. Apparently today it’s onto cookies! Don’t judge. In case anyone else has the baking itch, I’ve rounded up 15 of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes. Several of them actaully even claim to be the best! As always, I made a good faith effort to include a few vegan, gluten-free and paleo options here, too. And if you want to know what I keep on hand for impromptu baking sessions, you can consult my handy list of baking pantry essentials.
1. Milk bar’s salted chocolate chip cookies [above]