Saturday, August 22, 2009

the best chocolate chip cookies (ever)

Last night hubs and I were looking for a quiet activity to do at home and he suggested baking cookies! Great idea, I was immediately sold. I did a quick google search and clicked on the first recipe I saw, which happened to be the Original NESTLE Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies. I was blown away by the raving reviews!

We had all the ingredients at home so we got right to work.

Oh my, the cookies were absolutely heavenly! So easy and completely foolproof. I love chewy cookies so I ate them while still warm from the oven. For the leftover ones, I plan to use the microwave. I controlled myself and had 4 cookies. I think hubs had, like, 10. Granted, they are pretty small. I commented to the hubs that if we had make them bigger and thicker, they would be like one of those fancy gourmet cookies from the bakeries.

The only thing I would really change about the recipe is the amount of granulated sugar. The cookies were a bit too sweet for my taste. I suggest cutting the sugar in half.

The recipe made a lot of dough so we rolled up some in saran wrap and put in the freezer. Next time when the mood strikes again, we can just slice and bake. :)

This is definitely the only cookie recipe I will use from now on. I can already think of several variations.

Original NESTLE Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies:

- 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 Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

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.

6 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the Friends episode when Phoebe was looking for her grandma's famous "Tollhouse" (in French accent) cookie recipe. Turns out the woman had just stolen the Nestle one.

    I'm not much of a cookie person (yes, I know I'm weird). I only really like oatmeal raisin! But this picture looks yummy :)

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  2. P.S. Congrats to your hubs for completing his semester!

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  3. These definitely turned out better than I expected. Finally found a use for that giant chunk of almond bark Joyce had sitting around in the cupboard for all these years. If not for the damn diet, we would've baked up the whole batch!

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  4. :) I remember that Friends episode! LOL... I remember Monica made about 30 different recipes before the "Doh! its tollhouse" line at the very end of the show.

    They are good cookies!

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  5. I am always ready for a good cookie:)

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  6. YUM!! I love chocolate chip cookies!! Love them. I'll have to try this recipe out.

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