Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

So my family really doesn't have "family" recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Every once in awhile when I eat something totally delicious at my Grandma's house, then I'll write the recipe down (but shame on me, I usually misplace the recipe or just don't use it....I know, I know, I need to treasure those Grandma recipes because one day she won't be around which means those recipes might not be around either!) Anyways...one "family" recipe that has been passed down is the wonderful Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, which goes like this:

1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks, 1/2 pound) butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated [white] sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1 cup chopped nuts


COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl. 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 in preheated 375-degree [Fahrenheit] oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: PREPARE dough as above. Spread into greased 15"x10" jelly-roll pan. Bake in preheated 375-degree [Fahrenheit] oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (>5,200 feet): INCREASE flour to 2 1/2 cups; add 2 teaspoonfuls water with flour; reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookies for 17 to 19 minutes.

One way to make this recipe easier is to use a Hamilton Beach®Mixer or a Hamilton Beach

®Stand Mixer...both of these products will make your life so much easier when mixing together all the ingredients to make these yummy, yummy chocolate chip cookies. These wonderful mixers are the Ford Tough mixers of life...you can mix up to nine dozen cookies at once! That is great when cooking for the holidays! It features a stainless steel locking bowl, more power, more control, quieter operation an d my favorite...a two piece pourer and splatter shield....you can pour into the mixer as it is going and it won't splatter on you! Genius, I say, genius! The Eclectrics® Mixercan be bought in one of these fabulous colors: Sugar (white), Ultra Marine, Apple, Pineapple, Sterling and Licore...I think I'd either chose an apple or a sterling one! These are definitely a must have for any kitchen counter...especially a counter belonging to someone who is thinking about making my world famous Chocolate Chip Cookies!




1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

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