I have an exciting update to my last post, but I have to give a little back-story first. A couple of weeks ago I hatched a plan to dedicate a post to my mom on Mother’s Day in lieu of a card this year. About a week before Mother’s Day, I saw that America’s Test Kitchen was holding a contest to make their “Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies,” and blog about the experience. Moms and chocolate chip cookies go hand in hand. The two are so intertwined in my mind it was clear that I should combine the two projects. I made the cookies (once for the post, twice just because they were awesome), wrote my post, and sent it to my mom and ATK on Mother’s Day.
On Thursday, May 12, I received a call from someone (a real person!) at ATK telling me I was a finalist! I don’t know which is more exciting, being a finalist, or someone from America’s Test Kitchen calling me personally. I won a year’s subscription to the Cook’s Illustrated website (which will extend my current one, yay!), and for the ultimate cherry on top, arrangements are being made for the contestants to tour The Test Kitchen! **swoon**
You can check out the results (and links to the other great submissions) here at: America’s Test Kitchen’s blog.
And so, in July, yours truly will be an honored (and by this I mean the honor is all mine) guest touring behind the scenes of the Emmy award winning show on PBS, home of the esteemed editors of Cook’s Illustrated, and producer of my favorite sit-and-read-for-hours-before-jumping-up-from-my-cozy-chair-and-heading-to-the-kitchen-for-my-latest-cooking-adventure cookbooks. I am Ecstatic, pleased as punch, and all that jazz. I cannot wait to share the adventure with you come July!
In the meantime, I may have to make those cookies a few more times…coughs discreetly…just to confirm the results of course.
Here’s the recipe again-just in case you want to, you know, confirm my results: Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies