The chocolate chip cookie has long been a perennial favorite of kids and adults alike. As the burned roofs of our mouths can attest, there are few things more irresistible than a fresh batch, just out of the oven. They're far more delicious than they should be, given how easy they are to make - pair them with a cool glass of milk and you've got a winning combination that nobody can turn down. Of course, as with anything, cookies have undergone a bit of a renaissance in the past several years. They're no longer limited to the basic toppings and shapes. Here are just a few of the many things people have been doing with those delightful little confections recently.
Perhaps the most fiendish development has been in the form of dipping cookies in chocolate - as though they needed to be even more difficult to resist. Not unlike chocolate strawberries, people have been coating them in a variety of different toppings, so whether you prefer white or dark chocolate, chopped almonds or chocolate chips, you're sure to find something that suits your tastes. Pretty much any cookie works with this, too, so feel free to mix things up and make a batch of oatmeal cookies.
These delightful confectionery treats have also gotten smaller, as anyone who's set foot in a Mrs. Fields Cookies location will agree. Nowadays, you can buy a small crate that's practically overflowing with delicious cookies. This is a great option if you're planning on throwing a party. It'll ensure that each of your guests can find something they like, and you'll be less likely to run out of them.
In some cases, cookies have gotten bigger! Have you ever had the pleasure of laying your eyes on cookie bouquets? They are certainly a sight to behold, and you can be sure that they'll be a huge hit with the kids. Pick up one of these cakes (or cookies?) if your little one has got a birthday coming up - chances are, their friends will adore you for it. It'll be a nice change of pace from the seemingly endless stream of white and and chocolate cakes that other parents will be serving.
What's your favorite type of cookie? Have you got a secret recipe passed down from your grandmother?