There are some foods that are infinitely debatable in their perfection, like the hamburger, the martini, and
the chocolate chip cookie.

My perfect chocolate chip cookie is crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle, with just the right amount of sweetness from the chips and a toasty molasses flavor from the brown sugar. But the most important—and elusive—requirement is fresh-from-the-oven meltiness. I rarely find a cookie that embodies more than one of these characteristics, let alone all of them. But then I flew Midwest Airlines. When I booked my ticket I thought I was just getting a cheap fare; who knew I would also find killer cookies a mile high? Luckily for me I had a connecting flight, which meant that I got not two but four warm, fresh-baked cookies. And yes, I ate them all.

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