to Cookie Monster!
I have baked too many batches of chocolate chip cookies to count! My husband and I tried to figure it out, we are guessing around 21,000, give or take a few. Yes, that many cookies. 99% of the time I use the Toll House recipe. I can make them in my sleep. I haven’t had to look at the recipe for 20 years. I’ve been baking them since I was 11 years old. I made them in jr. high, high school, and then in college, where I met my husband.
My friends always ask how my cookies always turn out so thick, not flat, and remain so soft…so I decided to share how I make them, step by step. I do a few different things ~ I add extra flour (1/4 cup more), and bake them at 350 degrees F. I mix everything by hand. I use ONE large bowl. I only use real butter softened at room temperature and always use fresh baking soda. Once you add the dry ingredients, it’s important NOT TO OVER MIX!
Click here for the Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
Prefect Chocolate Chip Cookies Every Time
(Toll House recipe slightly adapted):
2 sticks of Salted Butter/Softened at room temperature = 1 cup
3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar – press brown sugar down when measuring
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 cups of All-Purpose Flour (Do Not Sift)
1 teaspoon Baking Soda (Make sure it’s fresh– old baking soda can cause flat cookies)
1 teaspoon Salt
12 oz package of Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until they are smooth/creamy. Next, add eggs and vanilla. Blend well, until smooth/creamy. Now add flour, then salt and baking soda on top – mix until all the dry ingredients are just blended – Do Not Over Mix! Last, add chocolate chips. Fold the chocolate chips into the dough, until just blended. Do not over mix the chocolate chips with the dough. Place heaping round tablespoons of dough on a ungreased cookie sheet, approximately one inch apart. I use The Pampered Chef’s Medium size scooper for the dough, it’s the perfect size and I never have to touch the dough ~ love that! Place cookies in the oven on middle rack and bake for 9-11 minutes, depending on your oven. Bake until cookies turn a light golden brown. Remove, place cookies on rack to cool. Recipe makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies. ENJOY!
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