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Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the classic Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe that I first learned to bake cookies with as a child.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip, cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Author Sara Maniez, LifesLittleSweets.com, Inspired by the Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) chocolate morsels, I used Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375.

  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. Using a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside.

  4. Using a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, both sugars, and vanilla extract.

  5. Add one egg at a time, beat well after adding each.

  6. Add in flour mixture 1/4 cup at a time.

  7. Add in chocolate morsels and nuts, if desired.

  8. Using a cookie scoop or rounded tablespoon, drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Put remaining dough in the refrigerator while cookies are baking.

  9. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

  10. Allow to cool on sheets for about 2 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.