UCWbL Treat Wednesday: Round 2

Sorry for the delay, dear readers! Everybody here at the UCWbL has been super busy: between writing, reading, and moving, last Wednesday just so happened to be treatless. I decided to move the recipe for James’ cookies until this week, just to space out the recipes.

So, today, we’ll be looking at a recipe for chocolate chip cookies! While this is the recipe you find on the back of the Tollhouse chocolate chip bag, I have to say that these really took the cake. My family always ignores putting nuts in, but now I see the appeal: these cookies were chewy and had the perfect mix of chocolate and crunch in every bite. There really isn’t anything like homemade cookies.

James N’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients that you will need:

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (two sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12 oz. package) Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Start by setting your butter out on the counter at least two hours before you plan on making the cookies. This will ensure that your butter is softened and perfect for blending.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees [or 350 degrees, if you’re making pan cookies]. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl, use a handmixer to beat the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla together. Beat until the mixture is creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. After the flour mixture is incorporated, use a wooden spoon to fold in the morsels and the chopped nuts.

From here, you have several options. If you’re making drop cookies:drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Cook for 9-11 minutes, cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet, and then remove to wire racks to continue cooling. If you’re making pan cookies: Grease your pan of choice, and evenly spread the dough into the pan. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown. Cool the baking dish on a wire rack.

(Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe)

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