Friday, June 27, 2008

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Unless you have been living in a cave you have heard that there are about 1,000 fires in California right now caused by lightening. Napa Valley is just that, a valley. Smoke from these fires has been sitting like a thick layer above us for the last 5 days. It's nasty.

That aside, I babysat my sister's 3 precious kids today so we stayed inside and baked. Among the fresh fruit crisp you saw earlier, we made classic chocolate chip cookies. As you can see, my nephew Spencer hated them.

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks, 1/2 pound) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated [white] sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl. 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.

BAKE in preheated 375-degree [Fahrenheit] oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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