Where can one get really good chocolate chip cookies
around Boston? With nuts, walnut or peacan.
I certainly haven't compared cookie stores, but I have gone out of my way for Boston Chipyard cookies. Get them still warm if you can. I'd recommend their sugar cookies, though the other ones would be fine too. I think they use high butter content, since their texture and appearance matches the Jeffrey Steingarten's reconstructed "original" toll house recipe (before they skimped on the butter). That's a startling amount of butter, I might say, but it's good!!
There is NOTHING better than homemade! Use real butter, and real vanilla, none of that phony stuff. Here's a recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups flour
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Combine milk with baking soda and salt and add to creamed mixture. Blend in the flour. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by heaping teaspoon onto cookie sheets that have been greased or lined with foil. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to racks to cool.
Makes approxiamtely 4-5 dozen