Making cookies isn’t rocket science, but if you’re looking to make the highest quality cookies, then there are certain steps you want to make sure you follow. If you’re trying to mix cold ingredients (butter and eggs), you’re doing it wrong. And if you’re using crappy chocolate chips, you’re doing it wrong. Check out some advice for making the ultimate chocolate chip cookie from Chow:

And since everyone has their own taste, use this guide to make the best cookie for your taste.