Chocolate Chip Cookies

Charity's Kitchen BannerIt’s my very first blog post here at Charity’s Kitchen, I’m super excited! I’m looking forward to sharing a lot of fun and delicious recipes with you.

Cookies are great for many occasions they are especially great for gifts. I thought a cookie recipe would be a great start so I am going to share a simple recipe with you.

I have come across many chocolate chip cookie recipes but my favorite is the Original Nestle Toll House recipe which I am going to share with you today. The reason I love this recipe is because for one it’s very simple and it’s not too sweet. Also, this basic cookie dough is great and easy to us with more than just chocolate chips. You can create your own cookie by adding in m&m’s or a variety of different morsels like white chocolate, mints and even shredded coconut.

Printable Version: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (the original recipe calls for 2 1/4 cups, I prefer them fluffier so I add a little more)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter,softened
  • 3/4 granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375°

Step 1.)  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

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Step 2.) Beat the softened butter, sugars and vanilla in a large mixing. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. I use a rubber scraper to scrape the dough around the bowl so ensure all ingredients are mixed properly.

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Step 3.) Stir in morsels, I find using a wooden spoon to be the most helpful for this step. I separated a portion of the dough from this batch to make basic chocolate chip and mint chocolate chip cookies.

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Step 4.) Drop rounded spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets or baking sheets aligned with parchment paper, I prefer using parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes. I prefer softer cookies so I bake them for 9 minutes. Be sure to allow them to cool on the baking sheet for at least two minutes, they will also continue to cook for at least a minute on the cookie sheet after they are removed from the oven. You cantransfer them to wire racks after two minutes to cool completely.

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Finished product. Depending on the size of cookies you are making the yield may vary. From this batch I was able to make 5 dozen chocolate chip and 2 dozen chocolate chip mint.

Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chip Mint

Chocolate Chip Mint

I hope you found this recipe easy. Be sure to let me know how your’s turn out!

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