To make the perfect batch of chocolate chip cookies I start by gathering together my tools: mixer, measuring cups, recipe, spatula, etc.
With the help of eager participants we mix all of the ingredients together to just the right consistency. At this point it is important to eat way too much cookie dough and feel slightly lightheaded.
I use a cookie scoop to measure out equal amounts of dough for each cookie and try not to overcrowd the baking sheets.
I always pull the cookies from the oven a little early so that they can finish cooking on the cookie sheet without burning. Voila! Perfect chocolate chip cookies!