Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I do not know anyone that doesn’t like a good Chocolate Chip Cookie.  When you eat them, it puts a big smile on your face.  When you give them away, you get lots of smiles.  These are a classic recipe and i like mine soft in the middle but crunchy on the outside, the secret to that is to refrigerate the dough for at least an hour ahead of time or overnight.   If you haven’t tried that, do it, you will be surprised how that makes a huge difference.

If you are looking to make someone happy go to your kitchen and make a batch!  Put them in a little basket and give them away.  But remember to save yourself one.

Next week it is Halloween – crazy how times flies.  Here is a my Pinterest Halloween board and i have been pinning lots of fun recipes and lots of fun decorating ideas.  My favorite are the little ghosts hanging from the chandelier! Check it out!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 60 cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (optional).

Roll the dough into two 15 inch logs and cover it with plastic or wax paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

When you are ready to bake preheat the oven to 375. Cut into ½ inch thick slices and place onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Note: May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

Adapted From: Nestle Toll House

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9 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. 1

    Katarina — October 23, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies with a glass of cold milk and I’m in heaven :) Next time I will refrigerate the batter before baking, thanks for the tip!

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    Anita@Hungry Couple — October 24, 2012 @ 3:57 am

    Wow, those look amazing. Mr. Hungry Couple would be a very happy man if he woke up to a batch of these!

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    deeba — October 24, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    Yum YUM YUM … nothing beats the comfort of a chocolate chip cookie. I just finished baking a batch and found yours in my inbox! NICE!! The lads already chomped one and booked some for his snack box tomorrow.

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    Katerina — October 25, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    All time classic cookies! i love them with my mug of hot chocolate!

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    Vijitha — October 25, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Hello Ewa,
    Chocolate chip cookies are always so comforting. I make them often and yours looks so yum!

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    Asmita — October 25, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    The best comfort food, ever!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — October 26, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    You always make delicious looking cookies. You guessed right – my kids love love love chocolate chip cookies and I’m going to try your version next time. It’s one of few kinds that I enjoy making at home (for kids and me!) considering I don’t bake much.

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    michele@hellolovelyinc — October 26, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    one of my favorite things to bake, and the dough always disappears fast!

    i just ate my favorite one at eric kayser in paris. and need to go to the ends of the internet in search of a recipe. it had a nutty flavor as if the walnuts were ground before being added.

    smiles to you, ewa.

    michele

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — October 27, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    That’s just how I like them, crunchy outside and gooey middle.

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