Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are a lot of versions of Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Mine started with the original Tollhouse recipe that got changed by a mistake, and then later brought in some ideas from other recipes.

Author: mike
Ingredients
  • 350 grams flour (2.25+ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbs Corn Starch
  • 225 grams Butter (1 cup) softened
  • 200 grams granulated sugar (1 cup)
  • 250 grams packed brown sugar (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 400 grams Chocolate (whatever type you want) Coarsely Chopped
  • 1 cup chopped nuts Optional
Instructions
Prepare
  1. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt and corn starch in small bowl.

  2. 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.

  3. Gradually beat in flour mixture. 

  4.  Stir in morsels and nuts. 

Get Ready to Bake - choose one based on how patient you are
  1. In a hurry?  

    1.  Drop by rounded tablespoon 2-3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  2. Want a better result?  Are your cookies spreading out too much?

    1.  Drop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Now pick up each one and roll it into a nice ball - doesn't have to be perfect.  

    2.  Now place into the refrigerator for about 2 hours so they are all a consistent temperature.

    3.  When 2 or more hours have passed (or you loose your patience, transfer from the refrigerator to new baking sheets and bake at normal temperature and length of time.

  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.
Recipe Notes

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE VARIATION: PREPARE dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies. * May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

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