Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you just need chocolate chip cookies. Bad. And, you need a simple recipe that is conveniently located on the bag of the chocolate chips... There are so many cliché things I could say here. "Don't fix it if it ain't broke." "Why reinvent the wheel?" In this case, the wheel was fine-tuned with whole wheat flour. Have your cookie and eat it too! I'm going to stop before this gets worse.

"Healthier" Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (226 grams)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

-Preheat oven to 375° F.
-Combine flours, 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 15 (depending on cookie size) minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Adapted from the Nestle Toll House.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't checked the blog in weeks, but today I sat down at the computer with my just out of the oven chocolate chip cookie in hand and find that you are thinking the same thing. Creepy. But delicious.