Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Treats: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Remember the Friends episode where Phoebe asks Monica and Chandler what they would like for an engagement gift and all Monica wants is Phoebe's grandmother's famous chocolate chip cookie recipe? But when Phoebe goes into the burned apartment, she realizes the recipe is destroyed and Monica, Phoebe and Ross try different recipes to see if they can recreate the original one? All to finally figure out, it was just the Nestle Tollhouse recipe?!
Well, friends, I'm not sharing anything real new with you today either...its just the famous
Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
with a few minor details I tweek
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional...I omit)
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in medium mixing bowl.
*Add in a little extra flour, just a little*
Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in large mixing bowl until creamy.
*Now, add in a little extra vanilla...just a splash*
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Stir in morsels (and nuts).
*Refrigerate dough over night or for a couple hours*
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, just until golden brown.
*Bake only one sheet at a time*
Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes.
Transfer to wire racks to completely cool.
I find my little details make chewier, softer cookies, which we love in this household, especially with a cold glass of milk!
*Newlywed Note: Be sure to save some of these treats in two little baggies; one for when hubby gets home and smells the delicious smell coming from the oven, and one for his lunch the next day. Trust me, he'll thank you!

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