Friday Fun…Crispy or Soft on the Inside?

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Friday Fun…Crispy or Soft on the Inside?


There are many desserts I can pass up but I rarely miss accepting a GOOD homemade chocolate chip cookie. 



Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day so let’s have some fun. By the way, did you know that the chocolate chip cookie was voted America’s favorite cookie?


I’m a bit picky about my cookies, though. If I'm going to eat all the calories (and sugar) I want it to be worth it. My mother made the best “Original Toll House Cookies” which she kept in a real cookie jar!


To make good chocolate chip cookies, you have to use the best chocolate chips (of course)  I like Ghirardelli Bittersweet but have also used Nestles in a pinch.


Some say to stir the batter and other recipes suggest using a mixer. Some include chopped pecans…others don’t. Like many things, it’s a matter of personal preference. 

One year, Larry and I got a bee in our bonnets and tried to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. As a result, we tried 7 recipes in as many days. The results were mixed. 


If you’d like to try some different chocolate chip cookie recipes, here are 7 to try!


Did you know that the chocolate chip cookie is the official cookie of the state of Massachusetts?!  You can learn more fun facts here. 


(Full disclosure…there are always at least 2 bags of chocolate chips in my pantry!)



And for the baking impaired, I’ve included a video of how to make a chocolate chip cookie. 




So for some Friday Fun…how do you like your chocolate chip cookie…soft and chewy? Crispy and crunchy? Crispy on the outside and soft inside???




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Comments (27)

Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Kathy!!! I did not know that.

Did you know that the chocolate chip cookie is the official cookie of the state of Massachusetts?!

Aug 04, 2023 06:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Sham Reddy CRS i need to see what the cookie for Texas is

Aug 04, 2023 08:15 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I think everyone should make a batch the way the feel is best. Then...send a dozen to me. I will judge and let everyone know who I chose. Good plan?

Aug 04, 2023 06:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty only you! LOL!!!! Maybe an ActiveRain challenge you’d enter!!

Aug 04, 2023 08:22 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

You must have attracted many noses with your cookie marathon! Wish that cookie smell could be bottled!

Aug 04, 2023 06:16 AM
Kathy Streib

faye schubert we always give away a lot of what we bake but it's really hard to give away chocolate chip cookies!

Aug 04, 2023 04:42 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

As far as chocolate chips are concerned Kathy, we have a bag always in our pantry too!

Aug 04, 2023 06:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it's a staple, like having flour and sugar!!!  A must have!

Aug 04, 2023 04:42 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Good morning, Kathy.
Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie?  I know I do. I used to bake when Max was alive. Now that I don't have him or an office to take them to, I do not! 

Aug 04, 2023 07:56 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams If I didn't have anyone to give it to...even neighbors and family, I doubt I'd bake. Welllll maybe I'd bake and freeze some. 

Aug 04, 2023 04:44 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yummy post, Kathy! 🍪 I prefer warm cookies that are crispy outside and soft and gooey inside, especially right after baking.

Toll house cookies on the shelf at the store never appealed to me as they were hard discs that needed milk to soften and disintegrate.

Aug 04, 2023 08:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I grew up with homemade everything and still today, I'm not a big fan of store-bought cookies (or cakes). And I like mine the same way you do. 

Aug 04, 2023 04:45 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and now I wish I had a chocolate chip cookie to drunk in my coffee this morning.  LOL

Aug 04, 2023 08:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I was so tempted to make some today but decided that I'll wait until next week. We have Raffe's birthday cake tomorrow so that's enough sugar. 

Aug 04, 2023 04:46 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy it is not even close for me.  They need to be soft and chewy.

Aug 04, 2023 08:46 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto That's the way a good friend of mine likes hers. I like them crispy on the outside and soft inside. 

Aug 04, 2023 04:47 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Dog gone it Kathy.  I started this post satisfied with my morning tea.  Now I can think of nothing else but suggested treat to go with it.  lol   Hopefully I can fight my way thru the craving in it will save me a trip to the store and most likely a few thousand calories.  m

Aug 04, 2023 08:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho I was craving them while writing this post!!!  And...I have everything in my pantry and fridge to make several batches. 

Aug 04, 2023 05:00 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

I like any cookie with nuts, same as a brownie. I also like them crispy outside but soft inside with those nuts providing the inside crunch.

Aug 04, 2023 09:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 that's exactly how Larry likes his cookies. I am going to have to make some soon!!!

Aug 04, 2023 05:01 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

AJ's Fine Foods here in Phoenix makes the best chocolate cookies!  I don't splurge often but when I do I know where to go.  And if I make cookies, yup, they will be chocolate chip cookies for sure Kathy!

Aug 04, 2023 10:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Arizona When I'm out and buying a cookie (rarely) I often go for a good oatmeal raisin cookie! Maybe it's because I never make them myself. 

Aug 04, 2023 05:08 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

I don't bake Kathy and I'm not all that particular.  I'll eat them pretty much any way, although I do like the Tate's, which are crispy but I also like the chewy ones.

Aug 04, 2023 12:09 PM
Kathy Streib

Elyse Berman, PA Have you been to Two Fat Cookies in Delray??? My favorite place!!!!

Aug 04, 2023 05:12 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Seven batches of cookies in a week? Sounds very expensive! I know you didn't eat them all so I'm sure the recipients of those cookies were very appreciative!

There are so many chocolate chip cookies out there and I find that many times they can be disappointing. Much like you, I don't want to waste the sugar intake on something I'm not really enjoying.

I prefer a thin and crisp chocolate chip cookie, but I have been surprised by some really good soft ones too.

Aug 04, 2023 12:52 PM
Kathy Streib

Sharon Tara I don't know what we were thinking!!! We gave away a lot to our neighbors and friends and of course we did eat our fair share. I like crispy on the outside and soft inside. 

Aug 04, 2023 05:13 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I now need to get some Chocolate Chip cookies ...YUM. 

I like mine with Ghirardelli Bittersweet chips and chopped pecans with a crispy outside and a warm and soft inside. Happy Friday!

Aug 04, 2023 02:23 PM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® you just described the perfect chocolate chip cookie for me!

Aug 04, 2023 05:14 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

When my son was younger I used to bake cookies and brownies every week.  These days, I do not eat cookies.  Rare if I do. But, I remember how much I liked them, most especially, chocolate chip cookies. 

For me, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. 


Aug 04, 2023 04:45 PM
Kathy Streib

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist These days, I have a good piece of chocolate at night after dinner. If there's a special occasion (like a birthday) I'll indulge. 

Aug 04, 2023 05:17 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I like my cookies soft and chewy, but I definitely won't turn down a crispy one.

Aug 04, 2023 04:49 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat I am not known for turning down a good homemade cookie!!!!

Aug 04, 2023 05:17 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I don't bake as a matter of choice, but I prefer ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookies, warm from the oven. There is no telling how many people have run out to get their chocolate cookie fix from reading your post. :)

Aug 05, 2023 12:59 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Well, darn, I missed National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day - guess I’ll have to make up for lost time and eat a bunch.

7 cookie recipes in as many days sounds like lots of fun eating.


Aug 07, 2023 12:50 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

OK, now I want to go bake some but I think I could do it out on our driveway. Soooo hot.

Aug 11, 2023 08:41 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I grew up eating chocolate chip cookies made from the Nestles Toll House yellow bag. I like them the best when they are just out of the oven and the chips are still soft. I also love eating the raw, chipped filled, dough!

Aug 29, 2023 03:59 PM