When I saw this recipe for chocolate chip cookies labeled “perfect” and “ultimate” I was a little skeptical. Those are bold words. Could this really be the ideal cookie? A flawless cookie unlike any other? Well, maybe. The recipe does call for sea salt, which I am currently obsessed with. And Saveur claims that after the recipe appeared in the New York Times in 2008, there was “an explosion of baking across the internet.” It’s true, there is no shortage of hits when searching for “chocolate chip cookies David Leite”. If you read the Times article, you’ll find that David Leite, the author of the recipe, certainly did his research. He left no crumb of dough in the cookie-baking world unturned. It seems the only way to find out if the recipe is truly what Smitten Kitchen calls the “consummate chocolate chip cookie” recipe is to try it. I suggest you do so immediately. Don’t forget to have milk or red wine on hand for an ultimate first taste.