Last night I went to a chocolate chip cookie bake-off party, where about 15 guests brought homemade C.C.C.s that everyone sampled and voted on. The competing entries were pretty much variations on the theme of awesome. (I'm not a good cook and the FDA has told me to stop trying, but I did bring a gallon of milk.)
It was a lighthearted, lively affair thanks to the fun-loving hosts, who floated a large metallic Cookie Monster balloon above the cookie table and awarded custom-made keepsake tote bags to the top three vote-getters.
I asked the woman who baked the winning cookie, which was indeed quite excellent, how she did it. She told me she found her recipe by Googling "best chocolate chip cookie."