because I finally managed to make a proper chocolate chip cookie in Paris!! it's only taken almost 2 years. i used this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. i can identify two keys to the success: finally finding the french versions of american ingredients (like which flour is milled to the same size as american 'all purpose' and which sugar is like granulated sugar) and secondly, beating the hell out of the butter/sugar/egg mixture. i have to do this by hand so i always skimped on the airiness the recipes demand but lately i've found i can get that wonderful lightness after i add the egg. i'm going to have some wicked arm muscles!
in short: i'm thrilled i have real cookies and i seem to have misplaced monday.
if anyone finds it, please do let me know.