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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies, by , is from The Ardis Jerden Desiderata Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Colby Jerden
Added: Sunday, November 26, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks, 1/2 pound) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated [white] sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups Chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE in preheated 375 [Fahrenheit] oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: PREPARE dough as above. Spread into greased 15"x10" jelly-roll pan. Bake in preheated 375 [Fahrenheit] oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (>5,200 feet): INCREASE flour to 2 1/2 cups; add 2 teaspoonfuls water with flour; reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake at 375 Fahrenheit, bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
40-50
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20-30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Grandma always had a jar full of cookies, usually chocolate chip, which were very delicious!

 

 

 

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