In the name of research, I felt it was my duty to investigate an outrageous cookie claim made by Bon Appetit magazine. The editors described their Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies as “insane” and even said the recipe “ruins every other chocolate chip cookie recipe.”
For real? If Bon Appetit was to be believed, their ruinous recipe would kick Mrs. Fields to the street, along with Toll House and the $250 Neiman Marcus urban legend chocolate chip cookie. Could one recipe live up to such bold cookie swagger? There was only one way to find out.