The (very worthwhile) hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie has yielded thousands of cookie recipes. The next time you bake a batch, try out this simple tip: instead of chocolate chips or chunks, chop up a baking bar for more flavorful and better-looking cookies.
Leslie Beslie offers this tip on her blog, saying that the chopped chocolate will be more evenly distributed in the cookie, and adding all the little slivers makes the cookies look amazing. (That's her cookies photo up above.) She suggests using a good quality semi-sweet chocolate bar.
Serious Eats did a taste test pitting chips, chunks, and chopped bits against each other and scientifically concluded the same thing.
Chopping up bars is an extra step, but one that you'll appreciate when it comes time to dig into those cookies.
Check out Leslie's post for more cookie perfection tips.
Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie [Leslie Beslie]