chocolate chip cookies
Sure, it's not *actually* a competition, BUT YOU STILL WANT TO WIN.
When I'm feeling lonely in Brooklyn, I can buy a brick of Velveeta and a can of Rotel and be transported back to my grandma’s South Texas kitchen.
The Pret A Manger chocolate chunk cookie has no sprinkling of Himalayan pink salt, no unexpected twist. The bare elements are enough.
A Reddit user met a guy by the name of Mango who has a rather unique way of guaranteeing that he'll never lose this prized cookie recipe.
This recipe by Ruby Tandoh swaps in good olive oil to give chocolate chip cookies the richness they deserve, but with a barely there bittersweet, vegetal note that plays very well with dark chocolate and sea salt.
These chocolate chip cookies, courtesy of the amazing Alicia Kennedy at La Pirata, might be vegan, but they are not health food. They're chock-full of fat and flavor, just as any decent baked good should.