Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is another "classic" cookie, just like Snickerdoodles.  I had always been very partial to Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies but I have to say that these give those a run for their money.  You can play with these and have many variations. I also made these with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries and they were awesome!  Throwing in some M & M's is another idea.  The combinations just go on and on.  Bottom line here is that this is a very good basic cookie that you can build upon or  just keep as a chocolate chip.  This is definitely my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Courtesy of Better Crocker.....

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (I omitted these)
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix sugars, butter and egg in large bowl.  Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff).  Stir in nuts (if using) and chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft).  Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.  Cool on wire rack.

13 comments:

Coleen said...

Nothing quite as addictive as a hot chocolate chip cookie!!!

Jenn said...

Simple and perfect, what's not to love??

Pam said...

They look perfectly delicious!

Catherine said...

Dear Debbie, I just love a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie!! Blessings, Catherine xo

Joanne said...

You can't go wrong with a good CCC. you just can't. Love these!

Reeni said...

These look so soft and melt-in-your mouth delicious! Love them with white chocolate and cranberries!

teresa said...

oh man, i wish i could grab a handful, these look so good!

My Inner Chick said...

--Debbie,
Chocoate Chip Cookies are my favorite cookie in the entire WORLD.

I shall try to make these & savor every. single. one.

Thank you. Xx

Zesty Cook said...

This post title got my attention because I am a bit of a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur! My favorite until now is Tollhouse, but I will definitely give these a try next time!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Warm, homemade cookies, especially with the chocolate chips still a little bit melted is just like a big hug.

The Blonde Duck said...

You can never go wrong with classic cookies!

Bartender Certification said...

This really makes me hungry! It looks so yummy and delicious! I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my Food Handler Certification.

Miss Ralphie said...

These were wonderful. I have truly found my new favorite cookie recipe! When he first tried them, my husband 'eloquently' said "These are good as f***!!!!" lol Not the most wholesome of statements I grant you, but true nonetheless!