Friday, September 12, 2008


I'm a huge fan of traditions. One of my favorite from my childhood is my mom making cookies on the first day of school. Every year I'd look forward to walking through the door on an Autumn afternoon being enticed by the smell of goodness coming from the oven. Well, now that I officially have a small family of my own (a.k.a Robby), I wanted to make sure that I didn't neglect this nostalgic tradition. Robby prefers dough, so on his first day of school, he came to good ole' fashioned chocolate chip cookie dough.

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.) chocolate chips
  • 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.
* recipe courtesy Nestle (haven't found a better one yet)


lyn. said...

It made my heart happy to know that there is at least one other person in the world that prefers cookie dough to the cookies... LOL

Adam and Ady said...

I love your blog! I also like dough more than cookies. I have another chocolate chip cookie recipe that is amazing. I have so many good dessert recipes and whenever I have to make something and am willing to make something more challenging...everyone always just wants me to make cookies. I don't get it. But they are really good if you want to try it.

Panda Queen said...

Well... my mom makes pretty amazing cookies. ( :

D. Manning said...

funny that you haven't found one better than nestle, me neither...

Fernando said...

What about the Neiman Marcus recipe? I'm a big fan of those.

I generally nix the coffee powder or I substitue cocoa powder instead.

Katie, Jeremy, & Reese said...

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