Chocolate Chip Cookies

A few years ago, after a day of blueberry picking with Grace and Angela, Grace shared her blueberry cobbler recipe with me. That recipe is now a favorite among several people in my family. I think baking with friends is very important because you can share--not only recipes--but also ideas on how to bake or anything, really.

Sophia and Amber came over for a night of cookie baking.

We used the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the semi-sweet Toll House chocolate chip bag. The cookies came out really great, and most importantly, we had a good time.

Prep time: 20 minutes Bake time: 7-9 minutes per sheet of cookies Difficulty Level: Easy

*I pretty much always half this recipe. Lucy likes to take some cookie dough, shape it, and put it in freezer bags. That way, if she just wants to bake one or two cookies, they're already prepared.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Author: Nestle Toll House
Serves: 5 dozen cookies
Recipe- Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (also found on the back of the Toll House chocolate chips bag)
Ingredients
  • 2 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels (chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl.
  2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts.
  4. Drop into round balls, about a tablespoon, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown (more or less time depending on your oven!)