Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everybody loves a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie. It’s the perfect cookie to go with a glass of milk and fresh cookies smell wonderful.  There are hundreds of recipes for chocolate chip cookies, depending on what you like and what you are looking for.  Some are for crispy cookies, some are for soft.  Some use chunk chocolate, some use white chocolate.  Many people love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and others like them made with rice flour.  All are good but we are going to concentrate on the most popular recipe, the Toll House chocolate chip cookie.

There actually was a Toll House Inn, operated in Massachusetts in the 1930 as an inn by the Wakefields.  Ruth Wakefield fooled around in the kitchen and created a drop cookie using chopped up pieces of Nestles chocolate.  Eventually a Boston newspaper spread the news about these wonderful cookies, Nestle printed the recipe on the back of their chocolate chip packages and today we all enjoy the fruits of Mrs. Wakefield’s kitchen experiment.

Ingredients

  • 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 brought to room temperature
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

toll house chocolate cookie recipe

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