Did you know that May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie day? It’s true!
Well, that’s definitely a celebration I can get behind. In fact my friend, Megan and I had a a great time today and might have to make this holiday a yearly tradition.
First, we started with a nice hike in the local foothills. We wanted to be able to reward ourselves with cookies afterwards and not feel guilty.
Then came the fun part! Chocolate chip cookies! We decided today would be a great day for a taste test. So we picked up cookies from 4 different places to enjoy.
Who would win the battle royale?
These are all local Boulder establishments on Pearl Street with the exception of my homemade cookie. But, how did they fair?
I’m a bit biased, but it’s hard to beat homemade. These had both white and semi-sweet chocolate chips and just the right amount of butter. They were crispy on the outside and still slightly gooey on the inside – a tough combo to beat.
My second favorite was the Woody Creek Bakery cookie. They were actually giving away free cookies today and sparked the whole cookie celebration. These cookies had a good ratio of chocolate to batter and were nice and soft.
Third place went to the Trident cookie. This is a big cookie and a great splurge. The chocolate ratio is really high so if you are a chocolate fan, this would be your winner. Although there is a bit of a spice with this cookie that tastes a bit like ginger so it’s not for the traditionalist.
Finally, the Illegal Pete’s cookie. Coming in last place for this competition is not an insult. It was still a delicious cookie and I would happily eat this cookie anytime.
I guess the real winners were the taste testers. Megan, thank you for the great idea of celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! It was a super fun adventure.