Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Kelli H. on January 13, 2012

This is the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.
You really don’t need another chocolate chip cookie recipe if you have this one.
It just doesn’t get better than this.
Go ahead, try out the other recipes.
Try making them healthier (ha!)
Try adding fancy browned butter.
Try allllll the other recipes.
Trust me when I say I know from personal experience.
You’ll come back for this one.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe by Betty Crocker’s Cookbook
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. 
2. Beat sugars and vanilla in a large bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and egg. Beat again and scrape down the side of the bowl if necessary. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda, and salt until just combined. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips with a spoon.
3. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. 
4. Bake 8-12 minutes or until light brown. Cool for 1 minutes on sheet; remove cookies to wire rack.
Happy Friday!
I hope you have a great weekend!
Do you have a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe you use?
Whenever I make chocolate chip cookies, I’m always reminded of that FRIENDS episode where Monica is trying to recreate Phoebe’s grandmothers (?) recipe. Monica makes tons of batches, and then it’s revealed it’s Nestle Tollhouse’s recipe. haha! I love it!

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Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking January 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I love this! Sometimes the classic recipes without substitues, special instructions, or different flavors are the this one!

Next time I make cookies..I WILL make these!

Normally, I use my grandma’s cookie recipe, but it looks quite similar to this one!


Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers January 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Oh my gosh – I am such a cookie monster. I think I’d polish off the dough before it ever hit the cookie sheet.


Made in Sonoma January 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm

It’s def. hard not to nibble on the dough…


kathleen @ the daily crumb January 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

mmmm. there is nothing better than a good, ole fashioned, simple chocolate chip cookie. my mom has a recipe i’ve been eating for 27 years… pretty sure it’s the back of the tollhouse bag! delicious nonetheless 🙂


Kristine @ Running on Hungry January 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Wait the Friends episode is the FIRST thing I thought of when I read your post. “It’s Nest-ley Tollll-huse” “NESTLE TOLLHOUSE!?” Amazing.

Also those cookies look delicious and I need to make them this weekend!


Made in Sonoma January 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Yay! I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks of Friends.


Kathryn @ Flopoodle January 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I mean, who can beat Betty Crocker??? I’m envisioning 50’s housewives in aprons and a house that smells of freshly baked cookies!! Mmmm. Happy Friday!


Made in Sonoma January 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

haha, reminds me of Mad Men.


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