that the freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies from this afternoon are already chewy in that not-desirable way. If they were more than four hours old, I might call them stale, but that seems like a strange word to use for practically brand new cookies.
On the other hand, the fact that I'm still eating them despite the Nestle cookie dough recall due to E Coli contamination suggests that perhaps a dim bulb like me deserves stale cookies.
In my defense, I didn't know about the recall till I'd already baked them and eaten three. Having eaten three, why bother stopping?
Stale, E Coli laden cookies anyone? Yumm...