Not just any chocolate chip cookie will do. No, they must be quality chocolate chip cookies. While bakery chocolate chip cookies can sometimes fit the bill, grocery store brands do not make the cut. Sorry, but I'm not wasting my calorie budget on packaged chocolate chip cookies. Blame it on Mom. My taste buds were trained on the traditional Toll House cookie recipe that Mom always made. They were buttery, crisp on the edges, chewy in the middle and filled with chocolate chips and walnuts. Mmmmm....
recipe for Tried and True Chocolate Chip Cookies at Pie in the Sky's lovely blog. Those cookies called to me and I wasn't going to rest until I made them, I actually adapted the recipe a bit, and I'm telling you these are wonderful cookies. I know because I ate too many of them!
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted From Pie in the Sky
(Makes 3 dozen cookies)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup, unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
Cream together the sugars and butter. Beat in the egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. Stir to combine. Using a small scoop, drop batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
|Scoop onto Ungreased Baking Sheets|
Bake one pan at a time at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 1-3 minutes then remove to a rack to cool.
|The Baked Cookies|
You can get the printable recipe for my version of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies by clicking the link.
The result is pure heaven.