NOTE: While David's recipe for chocolate chunk cookies remains a secret, this adaptation is very close to the original.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet at least three inches apart. Bake until slightly brown, approximately 10-12 minutes. Let cool.
Chef David Liederman learned his art in the finest culinary institutes in France. He had a particular fondness for cookies and other baked goods, with a goal to open up shop in New York City. In his travels, he visited some of the boutique cookie stores along the West Coast. He was impressed by the quality of fresh baked cookies these stores produced, and decided to bring this concept back to New York.
David opened his first shop in the heart of Manhattan. The smell of fresh baked cookies wafted for blocks and the store quickly gained popularity as a premium retail cookie shop. His cookies gained popularity because they were all natural, with no preservatives. He used pure vanilla, butter, Swiss chocolate and a host of other wholesome ingredients, which won him awards such as the NY Newsday Award for the Best Chocolate Chunk Cookie. During the years that followed, Chef Liederman had opened 250 cookie shops across the country and around the world. Business was booming until increased operating costs forced many of the stores to shut down.
To save the brand, David sold the company to Fairfield Gourmet Foods Corp, located in New Jersey. The company made the David's Cookies brand gain popularity once again by introducing their cookie dough to the food service and co-branding industries and carrying other gourmet product lines such as brownies, cakes and tarts. With the advent of the Internet, the brand gained enough steam to re-enter the retail sector with their online store, DavidsCookies.com. It survived into the millennium as the place to find David's original recipes, with sales slowly increasing over time. In 2008, the company expanded their Internet division and brought on a marketing team to grow that part of the business. In a matter of months, the David's Cookies brand of mini-cheesecakes was voted as one of Good Housekeeping Magazine's 10 Best Mail-order Goodies for Giving (or Serving). Today, Internet sales make for the most consumer revenue the Fairfield Gourmet brings in. They have since expanded into the corporate gifting realm as the next step in expanding the David's Cookies brand.
A Note From The Editor@MoreRecipes.com, I'd like to thank David's Cookies for sharing one of their recipes with us, and allowing MoreRecipes.com to use their wonderful photography. You can visit their online store by clicking on any of the images on this web page. Please be sure to bookmark their website when you do. When it comes to finding that special gift that everyone will love, their cookies and cookie dough selections are the gift everyone will enjoy!Source: David's Cookies