Saturday, December 27, 2008

Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies

During the holidays, I watched a lot of cooking shows on TV because I wanted to learn something new about holiday desserts. I'm not a good baker whatsoever, so I figured I should start learning about how to bake cookies first. And after several shows, some of the cookies they were making were a little elaborate for me. So my husband told me, "why don't you just make chocolate chip cookies?" So this is the original TOLL HOUSE® recipe, which is tried and true and if you follow the directions exactly, you will always have perfect chocolate chip cookies.

INGREDIENTS (makes a butt load of 60)

  • 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.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, I used pecans that I lightly toasted

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.

Get a glass of milk and enjoy!

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