Whenever I bake homemade cookies, I think back to one time when my younger sister accidentally added too much butter and the cookies were spoiled. At the time, I was more hangry than Cookie Monster while waiting for a fresh batch, but now I look back at this memory and smile. Homemade cookies allow room in the recipe for more than just a secret ingredient; they also allow for a nostalgia that make the cookies taste better than anything else.
For as long as I can remember, I have always been a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. I have tried all different homemade recipes, different cookie dough brands, and traveled to different bakeries. However, Toll House slice and bake cookies are still my favorite. By favorite, I mean they taste the best, but do the pre-prepared cookies take away something else?
The Final Product
Technology has taken the authenticity from homemade chocolate chip cookies by manufacturing them into pre-made, ready to bake packages. Yes, this certainly makes baking cookies easier, being that the cookies always taste delicious, but this also takes away a more important aspect—the baking experience in both making and giving people fresh cookies.
I don't know about you, but going to the supermarket to buy the ingredients, measuring everything just right, having a flour/dance party in my kitchen, and waiting by the oven were the rich chocolate chips to my childhood cookies, and no pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough can ever take that away.