One of my favorite things to cook in France is chocolate chip cookies. For all of the talent they have with pastries, they have not yet properly mastered the chocolate chip cookie. Since David Lebowitz's move to France, brownies have broken onto the scene, but REAL chocolate chip cookies still aren't that popular.
Of course, cooking in another country does not come with out it's difficulties. While most things are easily translated finer points can still be difficult to work out. I used a modified version of the Nestle Tollhouse Cookie recipe which is easily found online (the one modification is to use half the amount of butter that they suggest. Yup, half.)
Here is my international version that I've created (alright, done a lot of internet conversions for). If you don't have a scale, and for general American recipes, I recommend bringing some measuring cups and table/teaspoons with you abroad.
Bake in the oven for 8 minutes at 375F, 190C or gas mark 5.
EAT YUMMY COOKIES!