Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies: the American Staple. I make these cookies at least once a month. They are always gone in two days. They are quick. They are easy. Nothing can make me quite as happy as a warm chocolate chip cookie freshly baked and gooey on the inside. It is what makes my soul sing. My heart dance.

I adapted this recipe from the Nestle Toll House recipe: Nestle Recipe Or as Phoebe from FRIENDS would say,”Nesele Tolouse.”

Ingredients

2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 sticks of salted butter softened
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup of white granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar (please do yourself a favor and buy the organic brown sugar. It is more expensive, but your cookies will be so soft. You will never regret it. Having said that, I was plum out. I had to use my backup brown sugar the day I made these. Therefore, I was sad).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. If you have a convection oven, like me, preheat to 350 degrees on convect bake.

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Combine both sugars and butter in a bowl. Beat on medium speed for one minute. Scrape sides. Add vanilla. Beat again for one minute. Add both eggs, one at a time. Beat the first egg for thirty seconds. Then add the second egg and beat for thirty seconds more.

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At this point, I change my attachments on my kitchenaid mixer to install the paddle accessory. If you do not have this, continue to beat with handmixer on low. I do not sift my dry ingredients. I find it a complete waste of time and extra tools to wash. I add my salt and baking soda. And I beat at medium speed for thirty seconds. I then add flour one cup at a time and beat on low speed until completely combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

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Place very large heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake for nine minutes. You might need to add a minute or two. Check after nine minutes. Cookies should be slightly brown. They should not deflate when touched in the middle. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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And then, bask in the glory of the delicious scent wafting through your house. The aromas have the effect of calming children and making them putty in your hands. Wait for five minutes and then indulge in your heart’s desire.

17 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Wait 5 minutes?!?!? If I am lucky I will have dough left to bake a cookie. I am a sucker and eat the dough. Those look amazing!!

    • Ha! What you do not see is the spoonful of cookie dough each member of the family has at the table in the kitchen. I love cookie dough! I figure we always have about six less cookies than we could have after accounting for the missing dough!

      You are such a good baker! I love your cookies. And I am also craving Jen S.’s tiny little Swedish cookies. YUM!

      Thanks for reading and replying. Have a wonderful weekend!

      Jenni

    • Do you have chocolate chips in Ireland? Hmmm… If not, I would just break up a couple of chocolate candy bars and add them in.

      I love Friends! I have now started watching it with my children. I hope you have been well. Thank you for reading and commenting. It is always appreciated!

      Have a great weekend!

      Jenni

      • We have chocolate chip cookies but we don’t have the nestle ones! We do not have Peanut Butter M&Ms though just peanuts ones and the chocolate ones and I love the Peanut Butter ones!

      • This is sad, but I do not think I ever had the peanut butter ones. I love the plain. Plus, how could they ever compete with Reese’s Pieces? Those are my favorite. A certain alien agrees with me. ; )

  2. Those cookies look absolutely perfect! Very impressive. So evenly browned! Could it be your convection oven cooks more evenly than my propane? or you have a special cookie sheet? Or most obvious answer – you are a much better baker. I agree, cookie dough is the best.

    • Thanks Auntie M! I wish I could say that is true, but it just years of baking them. My friend made these the other night and sent me pictures. Hers looked better than mine! She does not have a convect oven. I think the secret is in the extra flour and flattening them.

      Thanks for commenting! I hope you have a happy day!

      Jenni

    • Thank you Sayaka. I am actually a horrible baker. However, I can whip up cookies. It has taken me years of practice. Don’t ask me to bake a cake! I still get nervous!

      Have a great night!

      Jenni

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  4. We normally have biscuits here rather than cookies but the supermarkets and larger bakers sell them. Chocolate chip is great but I prefer white chocolate chip for some reason. A bag of 6 of them will be lucky to see out the day, even if I buy them in the evening.

    • I like both types of chocolate. They are both my enemies! I am with you. I would rather skip dinner and eat chocolate! I could not live in a world without chocolate chip cookies!

      I hope you have a beautiful day! Thank you for commenting!

      Jenni

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