I was craving some chocolate chip cookies, so I decided to try out a chocolate chip cookie tip my friend Stephanie had given me: when making the Nestle® Toll House® cookie recipe, just use HALF the butter. If you do that, you’ll get a thicker, chewier cookie, which is really good! In addition to just using half the butter, I also left out the nuts and made them a jumbo size, so my baking time is a few minutes longer. I love the way the cookies turned out…so thick and chocolatey! If you want to make regular-size cookies, just follow the instructions for these Toll House® cookies, using half the butter (the baking time might be slightly less, too). For the jumbo ones like I made, here’s what I did…
JUMBO CHOCOLATE CHIPPERS (adapted from the Nestle® Toll House® recipe)
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 measuring cup for scooping the dough
Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl; set aside. In large mixer bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add in flour mixture to the egg/sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls (using a 1/4 measuring cup) onto ungreased baking sheets. Because these are bigger cookies, you’ll just want to bake 6 at a time on each cookie sheet, with 2-3 inches between each cookie.
Bake for 13 to 14 minutes or until lightly golden brown (don’t overbake or they’ll be too dry). Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. This makes about 16-20 jumbo size cookies…it made 16 for me, but…I ate some of the dough…you know how hard it is to resist doing that! 🙂
It’s also hard to resist eating these cookies after they come out of the oven… 🙂
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