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Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

My gal pal and one of my favorite foodie’s and Chef, Frankie Poe Harvey from The Elegant Gourmet, has asked me to be featured on her incredible blog. I am thrilled and honored that she has asked little ol’ me. Not only is Frankie a talented and incredible Chef and TV celebrity, but she has a huge heart. When I was suffering from terrible migraines, Frankie would send me sweet supportive notes and then she sent me an incredible care package with grits, I was so touched by my dear friend, nothing says, ” I hope you feel better” better than food. I have been blogging for a little over 11 months.

I really can’t believe that a year has flown by. I have been cooking and baking since I could reach the kitchen counter, maybe earlier helping my Mom, Grandma’s and Great Grandma’s in the kitchen. My family is from the south and food and cooking is a really big deal. We would talk about what we were going to make and everyone would have a say in the matter and what would go with each dish and who was coming for dinner. It was like that every day.

Everyone had their specialty. I had my vegetarian phase and everyone went along with it as I created dishes and used all of my family members as guinea pigs, some delicious, some tasted like wood chips, but no one ever complained, every one was so supportive of every one’s creations. I was so inspired one day when I read a fellow blogger describing her pain because of a tragic event that had occurred in her life, her husband had a heart attack at a very young age.

I was heart broken reading her post. I cried and cried. She described how her husband just loved Peanut Butter Pie. Suddenly, hundreds of fellow bloggers started sending photos and notes of their rendition of Peanut Butter Pies for Mikey with a sweet note and story. I get chocked up even now thinking about it. I wanted to be a part of this amazing group of food bloggers. I was welcomed with love and support unlike anything I had ever seen before. I was overwhelmed. I was blogging about something that I absolutely love and I was supported by thousands. I never would have met Frankie Poe Harvey had it not been for my food blog.

I love simple and delicious home made food with no fuss. I really have a difficult time saying no to sweets and potatoes, I really may have to go to Potatoes Anonymous. My game day staple would be anything chicken or pasta. Nothing says love like a gorgeous bowl of pasta or pie or chocolate chip cookies.

I do have one kitchen quirk, my kitchen must be clean before I can bake or cook. I just can’t concentrate in a messy kitchen. I love growing Basil, Oregano, Tarragon and Mint and Tomatoes. I can not grow a sunflower to save my life, I grow hundreds of flowers in my garden, but this one stumps me, WHY?? I can’t live without my Kitchen Aid, I am in love with it, Especially when Baking!! Yes, I have used my Kitchen Aid for one of my favorite recipes: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie.

This really is the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie. It is so important to use very good quality chocolate chips. I have been making chocolate chip cookies for over 40 years, now I understand why kids are so crazy about cookie dough ice cream, one taste of this cookie dough and I could hear angels singing. Taking a bite into a warm chocolate chip cookie is the ultimate dessert for me, warm chocolate chips, vanilla, pecans and brown sugar perfection! I made a double batch to bring to Cape Cod for eight delightful Girl Scouts, let me tell you, these cookies were a smashing hit!!

 
In a large mixing bowl, cream sugars and butter.
Keep mixing on medium speed until creamy.
Add your best Vanilla, I love Penzey’s Spices Pure Vanilla Extract Double- Strength.
Add 2 large eggs to creamed sugars and butter.
Beat at low speed until eggs are incorporated.
This looks perfect.
Cookie dough looks firm but creamy.
In a separate bowl,sift flour with baking soda and salt, gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture.
Best cookie dough, what a dream!
So happy that I have made 4 dozen, these babies go quick when there are ten kids!!
Add a good quality chocolate such as Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips!
Gently mix in chocolate chips.
I added chopped pecans, why? Because I love pecans in chocolate chip cookies!
This cookie dough would be perfect in ice cream too!!
Smile for the camera you hunk of burning love cookie dough, come to Mama!!
Drop by tablespoon on un-greased cookie sheet.
I didn’t photograph it here, but I used a Silpat, makes a light golden brown cookie, you won’t have to worry about burning edges.

 

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 
4 dozen cookies
 
Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
Yield: 24 cookies

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever!

Ingredients

  • 11 1/2 ounces Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups unsifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Stir flour with baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy and lightened in color.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time.
  5. Mix on low speed until incorporated.
  6. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture.
  7. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  8. Drop by tablespoon onto un-greased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Note: The 11 1/2 ounces of Bittersweet Chocolate Chips can be substituted with any variety of chip flavor (i.e.- Milk Chocolate Chips, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, etc.)

Nutrition Information

Yield

24 cookies

Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 280Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 37mgSodium 175mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 3g

This recipe is adapted from GHIRADELLI CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE…

 

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Del's cooking twist

Monday 3rd of February 2014

Oh my god! This cookie is to die for!! You should share the link in the comments of my Giant cookie party so I can add it to the selection. It looks so yummy! https://www.delscookingtwist.com/fr/2014/02/02/giant-cookie-party-with-a-twist/

nettie

Wednesday 13th of May 2015

Thank you Del! Nettie

t

Monday 9th of December 2013

So this is EXACTLY the same as Nestle Toll House recipe, all of it !!!! lol. There is nothing extra special about these cookies, just buy a bag of toll house and there is the recipe that is on here, saying you use high quality chips does not make a recipe yours.

nettiemoore11

Monday 9th of December 2013

Dear t,

I actually did not get the recipe from Tollhouse, but these are just wonderful cookies just the same. I used the Ghiradelli recipe, if it is the same as Tollhouse, than okay. I had no idea, but thanks for making that clear. I do love the Ghiradelli chip, it is wonderful!

Nettie

Courtney

Saturday 7th of December 2013

This is the same as the one my husband makes! It is so yummy! If you want that thick really soft cookie that looks amazing use an ice cream scoop to put it out. They are all the same size and stay really soft and yummy!!!!

nettiemoore11

Sunday 8th of December 2013

I have to try that Courtney, the cookies always get gobbled up so quickly!

sue

Saturday 7th of December 2013

It's the Toll house recipe only with different choc chips....

nettiemoore11

Saturday 7th of December 2013

Sue, I adapted this recipe from The Ghiradelli Recipe, they are to blame! LOL!! Nettie

Gail Bettencourt

Friday 6th of December 2013

I have to try these cookies. They sound yummy. I haven't used and extracts, herbs, or spices but Penzey's for about 15 years. They have the best.

nettiemoore11

Friday 6th of December 2013

I agree, I love Penzey's! Enjoy the cookies! Nettie

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