1.) This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, and it never fails to get rave reviews.
2.) The ratio of chips/nuts to batter is very high, meaning if you don't like a lot of goodies in your cookies, you may want to ratchet back on the add-ins.
3.) Chopping your own chocolate is a must. SO much better than chocolate chips.
4.) I replace four to eight ounces of the bittersweet chocolate with semi-sweet. The all-bittersweet was too bitter for my tastes.
5.) I go with the full amount of salt. The bit of saltiness gives the cookies major depth.
6.) Yes, they bake up kind flat. They're not at all puffy and cakey. If flat chocolate chips cookies are a problem for you, this may not be the recipe for you.
All in all, a great cookie. Want the recipe? Go to Kait's Plate.
PS...Yes, one day I will post my Tuesdays with Dorie recipe on a Tuesday. But not today.