Thursday, August 13, 2015

Recipes That Rock | Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you were an avid Friends watcher like me (I may or may not own the entire series on DVD...and a fancy collector's display case), you remember the episode where Monica was working tirelessly to figure out Phoebe's grandmother's top-secret chocolate chip cookie recipe by deconstructing the last cookie from a frozen batch.  At the end of the episode, Phoebe remembers her grandmother told her the recipe came from her French great-great grandmother, named "Nestley Toulouse."

Words don't do it justice, so I hope you enjoyed this short, pixely video with Spanish subtitles!

Anyway, it's no wonder that Monica thought Phoebe's grandmother's cookies were so scrumptious.  Have you ever followed the recipe on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip bag?  It rocks!  I've been following this recipe for a few years now, and it does NOT disappoint!  The original recipe calls for nuts, but I omit those.  Give this recipe a try!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • One 12 oz bag Milk Chocolate or Semi-sweet morsels
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in large bowl until creamy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  6. Stir in morsels.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Tip: If you forget to remove the butter from the fridge ahead of time to let it soften, just place it on top of the oven as it preheats.  Works just fine!

I love my cookie scoop!

Max's first taste of mommy's cookies.  He thinks they're so yummy that he threw a tantrum when Mommy said he couldn't have any more.
Do you have a favorite cookie recipe?  Is it an old family recipe or one you found on your own?

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