Monday, September 8, 2008

In search of the perfect chocolate chip cookie...

Chocolate chip cookies. They are, pretty much, the holy grail of recipes. Who doesn't love a chocolate chip cookie? And how many versions of them are there out there?

There is, of course, always the classic Nestle Toll House recipe - one can never really go wrong with it. But there are hundreds more recipes to be had. I'm willing to try some of those out. This is not the first I've posted on this blog and it probably won't be the last!

The most recent recipe I tried was for Ghiradelli Chocolate Chip cookies. It was, of course, from the back of the Ghiradelli Chocolate chip bag. This recipe is definitely a keeper. The cookies come out a little crispier than chewy but are still divine and on my list of recipes to keep around!

Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cup(s) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup(s) butter or margarine, at room temperature
3/4 cup(s) sugar
3/4 cup(s) brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon(s) vanilla
2 1/4 cup(s) unsifted flour
1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1 cup(s) walnuts, or pecans, chopped

Heat oven to 375ºF. Stir flour with baking soda and salt; set aside. In large mixer bowl, cream butter with sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375ºF for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown


Joelen said...

If only calories and fat never affected my waistline! I love chocolate chip cookies and I'm saving this to try, especially witht the upcoming holidays!

Anonymous said...

Looks great. Isn't the only difference between this recipe and the Nestle one the addition of one more tsp Vanilla?? ha ha. I love how similar so many recipes are.

That Girl said...

I've actually made the ghiradelli boxed mix cookies. I wonder how they compare with the recipe.

Cooking and the City said...

Robin your choc chip cookies look delicious! some of the best recipes are found on the backs of packets :-)