Truth be told, baking isn’t my thing. While I love cooking, baking has always been a bit of a chore for me. The preciseness of it all often proves to be challenging, but after a friend posted the most amazing picture of chocolate chip cookies he just baked, I couldn’t resist firing up the old mixer once I got the recipe he was using.
Other than omitting nuts because of an allergy in the house (and I hate nuts in cookies) and using mini chocolate chips instead of the normal sized morsels, I followed this easy recipe step-by-step.
What makes these cookies so good? They have that perfect, soft interior and crispy edges, which to me makes for the ideal chocolate chip cookie. Try this recipe out and find out for yourself.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (Optional. If omitting, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. of all-purpose flour.)
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. 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 morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.