Friday, July 20, 2012

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies



Last week I had a slight cookie craving so I went ahead and pulled up this recipe from the back of a bag of chocolate chips. Maybe because growing up my mother would make this recipe,but I find that these are some of my favorite chocolate chip cookies ever. They come out of the oven tasting just as you would imagine your 100 year old grandmother's would. There is just something wholesome about them that I like. Also I have to say, semi-sweet chocolate chips is the way to go. I never understood why people like milk chocolate as it doesn't have the same flavor. Also I do find a difference in taste between Toll house chocolate chips and the "store brand" versions - so its worth the extra dollar or two in my opinion. While some people aren't a fan of walnuts, I think they add a certain special something to the mix. These cookies come out perfect every time - just looking at the picture makes me want to head back to the kitchen and dig out the ingredients....



Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.