Ode to Chocolate Chip Cookie: Possibly the Beginning of a PhD Thesis?

Tonight I am especially pleased with myself. “Why is that, Collin?” you might say. Well I’ll tell you. I am doing one of my favorite things in the world: eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk.

Since it’s hard for me to explain what Chocolate Chip Cookie means to me, I’ll try to describe my experience the best way I know how – awesomely. The day I began to love Chocolate Chip Cookie was a spiritual experience. In fact, one might say that Chocolate Chip Cookie is a lot like Jesus. This is my testimony:

I can still remember the first time I really let the love of Chocolate Chip Cookie into my life. I was in high school, and I had certainly eaten my share of cookies. And a lot of them were good cookies; I mean, we had a great time, you know… I remember this one cookie……….. anyway, that’s not the point. The point is that I was jaded… like so many people these days, I had turned away, chasing after store bought substitutes that would never be able to fill the Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-shaped void that was inside me.

People had told me before about how awesome Chocolate Chip Cookie was… but I didn’t believe. I thought, “Maybe that’s good for them, but that stuff’s just not for me.” But you know, you can hear a lot about Chocolate Chip Cookie your whole life, but it takes an experience with the real thing to change you for good…..

Alright, so you get the point. I think one thing that is really comforting about these cookies tonight is that they make me feel more at home. When I was a senior in high school, I have fond memories of baking 2-3 (sometimes 4) Schwan’s chocolate chip cookies every night before bed and then watching Golden Girls with my mom (shout out to mom, woohoo!). Then when Candice and I lived in Ada, we loved baking cookies with people we love at our house late at night. And in Waco, I’m pretty sure Matt Fulmer had his share of cookies when for one reason or another we ended up spending every night together for about three weeks. And here we are in Cambridge, baking the same cookies :)… some things never change, and they really shouldn’t change.

On top of all this, I was able to find some really good chocolate chips at one of the bigger supermarkets (good chocolate chips are hard to come by). And I’m having my cookies tonight with a brand new milk that I’ve never tried before; it is heavenly. Just to give you an idea… 2% milk means it has 2% milkfat (or that it’s only 2% good). Whole milk in the US has 3.3% milkfat, and in the UK is has 4%. However, I was able to find fresh, non-pasteurized, organic milk with 5.4% awesomeness. “BAM!” ladies and gentlemen, we just kicked it up a notch.


  1. Omy... this cookie business is out of control!

  2. I do not really like milk. And the idea of 5% freaks me out. But I DO like chocolate chip cookies and in fact, last night I noted that I had enough ingredients to make a 1/2 batch of nestle tollhouse cookies (with mini chips cause that's what I had)and thus I did so. Reminding myself that baking and cooking are a good way for me to relieve stress.

    And then I ate two while watching a movie. It was delightful!

    Glad you found something to remind you of home.

  3. Wow. I'm pretty sure I cackled (a term my grandmother coined in the Kuhl Family) several times. I, like you, am a lover of the whole milk, but I was unaware of the % facts! I guess I could switch over to strictly half-and half (with the assumption is that it is a true 50%?). But alas Hannah would look at me funny all over again.

    I think the way you love Cookies, is the way I love cinnamon rolls... if you would ever get a chance to taste my grandmothers home made cinnamon rolls you'd be converted and a whole new experience would flood your mouth/soul. :)

    Chris (Hannah is out, or she would have contributed)

  4. 1 question: Is it possible to mail cinnamon rolls?

  5. This made me laugh out loud a couple of times! Absolutely hilarious and totally Collin Bullard! I'm glad we were able to share chocolate cookies and so much more. You are great friends...some of the best in fact!

  6. 1 answer: 1. no unfortunately they haven't invented the star-trek transporter yet... man I can't wait for the day!
    But if you ever want a killer recipe for cinnamon rolls just let me know.

    Kuhl's (well Hannah could care less about the transporter, so that part is all me. But the rest is her too)

  7. I guess in my life there was never a time when I did not know the love of the chocolate chip cookie... :)

    Although, I can imagine the wonderful feeling of home induced by a nice warm cookie and what amounts to a glass of half and half. Have you ever tried it on cereal?

    Anyway, I hope you all are having a wonderful time!


  8. I'm pretty sure they sell similar milk like that in the US (pasteurized of course), it's called half & half. Enjoy!

  9. that reminded me of the beginning of "The Catcher in the Rye" the writing that is not the cookies.


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