Original Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (but you probably can use any type)
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
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.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Stir in morsels and nuts.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
PAN COOKIE VARIATION: 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 waxed 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.
High Altitude Baking (5,200 feet):
Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups.
Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.
One reviewer said: "I use Splenda in place of sugar - even the chocolate chips dont seem to affect sugar levels too much. The taste w/ the sugar substitute is good - the cookies are a little powdery, but still good." (good idea)