Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every time my friend Katrina comes over I end up making chocolate chip cookies. Why? Because that greedy heffa asks for them EVERY TIME.

JaySpice: Hey girl. How you doing.
Katrina: I'm good....would be better if I had some chocolate chip cookies to eat....
Jayspice: ........greedy heffa.......

You guessed it. She came over today. We were supposed to have the kiddies make Easter baskets today but plans changed because her daughter's grandmother wanted to see her. So we got the stuff to go in the baskets, came back to my place and split it. Cookies were mentioned and cookies were made.

I always make the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe.

Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 5 dozen (60) cookies (I got around 50)
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
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1. PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
2. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. 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.
3. BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Dough all ready for scooping

A small ice cream scoop make the cookies uniform in size which makes for even baking

All ready for the oven!

My little timer is a cookie saver! I have burnt many a cookie before he came into my life.

Cookies cooling...two missing...greedy heffa got to them....

END VERDICT - 4 1/2 stars

I rarely fug up these cookies. The key to making these cookies is making sure your flour is sifted and your baking ingredients are at room temperature.


If you don't want to use all the cookie dough, you can freeze what is leftover. You can place the leftover cookie dough in some parchment or wax paper and roll it into a log and place it into the freezer. When you are ready for some fresh baked cookies you can pull the log out and slice off however many you want.

You can also do what I did. I scooped out the cookie dough on a baking sheet and placed it the freezer for 30 minutes or until they are firm.

Then you just put them in a Ziploc bag. You may have to wait a minute before taking them off the cookie sheet. They tend to stick a little bit.

Now you just take them out the bag and bake! Until next time.....

Happy Smacking!

1 comment:

MLH said...

OOH Jay! That's a great idea for the leftover cookie dough! I'm going to try that next time I make some cookies.