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13 02 2010

Image from the Nestle Tollhouse website (where else?)

Nope, not a computer error you’re seeing there. It stands for the all-time, best dessert ever. They warmed your kitchen on a cold night. They made a broken arm, or a broken heart, feel a little bit better. What?

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies.

If you’re reading this, honey, all I want for Valentine’s Day is a plate of gooey chocolate chip cookies with a frosty glass of milk.

How long has it been since you’ve had these, fresh from the oven? Too long for me, for sure! Somehow, packaged crumbly versions bought from the store are just never the same.

So, if it’s been too long for you too, then turn on that oven to 375, and get to mixin’. If you are being silly, and trying to watch that figure in anticipation of the large heart-shaped box arriving tomorrow, then try this trick: buy the mini-version of chips, and only use half the bag. No one will even notice, and you’ll eat half the chocolate. Sinful. But sometimes necessary.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cupsAll purpose flour (or plain flour)
  • tsp Baking soda 
  • tsp Salt 
  • 1 cup Butter (softened (or shortening))
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar 
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar (packed)
  • tsp Vanilla extract 
  • 2 large Eggs 
  • 2 cups Semi sweet chocolate morsels

Preparation steps

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  • Stir in the chocolate morsels and the chopped nuts. Drop by rounded spoonful onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool.

Need some more creative recipes and ideas for your cookie jar? Betty Crocker has recipes you can make with their cookie mixes!

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13 06 2010
A Little Family Bragging « Sweet Iced Tea

[…] class room mother, ready with cupcakes on birthdays and chaperoning all our field trips, we had hot chocolate chip cookies and milk after school each day, always ate supper together at the table, and played card games at […]

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