Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my family's favorites.  I only make them once or twice a year as we tend to eat way too many of them at one time!

I don't have any "secret family recipe."  I use the recipe on the back of the Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet bag.  I know, now you are wondering why I am even putting this out in the great blogosphere.  I love SOFT cookies... and here is the trick...


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour PLUS 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12 oz pkg) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts, optional 


1.  Preheat oven to 375 F.

2.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small mixing bowl.

3.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer 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 (and nuts). 

7.  Drop by well-rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.

8.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

9.  Enjoy!

Ellen's simplified directions: 

1.  Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla until creamy in a large mixing bowl.

2.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.

3.  Measure and add dry ingredients slowly into butter mixture until it is all combined.  (This is much easier using a stand mixer.)

4.  Stir in morsels and nuts (if you are using them).

5.  Use a mellon-baller to scoop out dough.  Bake at 375 F for 9-10 minutes.

6.  Enjoy!

Note:  Your cookies may not become light brown on the top.  If the bottom of the cookie is light brown, they should be cooked.  If, by any chance your cookies do get hard, place a piece of white bread into the container and seal.  The moisture from the bread will soften the cookies.

Cook's Family Recipe Book.  Author/Chef: Ellen C.



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  1. Thanks for the info about keeping the cookies soft. One of my kiddos just loves soft chocolate chip cookies, so I will have to keep this is mind for the next time we bake. :-)

    Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Many blessings,

  2. I always enjoy variations on recipes. This sounds like a nice soft cookie--thanks for sharing.

  3. Everybody loves a good chocolate chip cookie, don't they?! Thanks for sharing yours at Cookbook Sundays :-)

  4. I love your scripture section think I will start from the begging and use it as part of my daily study.Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. Welcome Comeca! Loved poking around you blog today!

  5. I love, love chocolate chip cookies. My absolute favorite, thanks for sharing. Might have to make a batch tomorrow. lol

  6. Chocolate chips are my favorite and I do have to be careful because they can trigger a migraine for me..

  7. I love chocolate chip cookies and milk,they sound great,Thank you for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

  8. Classic cookies that are always my family's favorite, too. Thanks fr sharing!

  9. Chocolate chip cookies are my family's favorite, too! I've adapted my recipe by using gluten-free flour and adding a scoop of whey powder for extra protein. Makes me feel a little less guilty ;) Visiting from HHH Deb @

  10. Yum!!! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from the HHH!

  11. I just don't think that you can go wrong with chocolate chip cookies ;-)

  12. You're like me - I prefer less crunchy cookies. Thanks so much for sharing your tips to keep them that way.

  13. I know what I'm doing today!! thanks!!

  14. Those cookies look great and I plan to give them a try once I am off my diet off course !:) New follower via the wednesday hop, and I thought it was strange that I ran across your title since I almost used the exact same one for my last post. I am adding you to my follow circle. If you care to check out my site it's

    take care

  15. I love when chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy. I don't think I've really made a good batch from scratch, though...

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!

  16. I love chocolate chip cookies (I guess most everyone does!), and your recipe sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  17. Your cookies look delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe and tips with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  18. YUM! What's better than a chocolate chip cookie warm out of the oven??? I can't think of anything either. :)

    P.S. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to join my new blog hop each Friday. It opens tonight if you're interested in sharing inspiration and meeting some new friends.

  19. delish. Thank you for joining in the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Big Hugs!

  20. Nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie, yum.

  21. I loce chocolate chip cookies but only when they are still warm!

  22. Ellen,
    These are great cookie's and it is a great recipe. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. I really love your blog and am a new fan.
    Can you please follow me back? (:

  24. new follower! thank you so much for linking to foodie friday! these are my fave! Not Your Ordinary Agent
    Not Your Ordinary Recipes

  25. I'd like to invite you to share some of your lovely recipes @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party
    going on now-Sunday!

  26. Yummy. Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

  27. Looks delicious! Pat

  28. don't need another recipe..this is as good as it gets!

  29. Thanks so much for linking up this weekend @ CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party..Have a wonderful week!

  30. I love soft cookies! They are the best :)

    Thanks for linking up at Twisted Thursday!

  31. Thanks for linking up to Show Your Stuff, Your invited to come back this week:


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