Inspired in part by my new favourite Hagen Daaz ice cream (Mayan Chocolate), in part by the cookie exchange that was coming up (The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap), and in part by my constant desire to make the perfect cookie (I am a perfectionist, what can I say?!) – I came up with this recipe – after about 10 different attempts.

I wanted a cookie that would be chewy, but not cakey. Flavourful, but not greasy. Soft, even after it cooled. Crisp on the outside. Chocolate chip, but not boring.