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Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Updated on February 13, 2013

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I love chocolate in any shape or form but definatly in cookies. From cooked cookies to the cookie dough! Chocolate chip cookie dough is my fav but of coarse I eat them cooked too! In any shape or form as long as they are good. I find myself with no will power when it comes to picking up biscuits at the store due to the fact that I can not pass up the cookie dough sitting not too far from them. Of coarse my kids are the same way. If I don't see them (or try not to look) my kids will always point the cookie dough out to me. I am just a glutton for punishment I guess. It wouldn't be so bad if I could just get them to the oven to cook but 9 times out of ten only about 1/2 the dough gets cooked. This is why I like to make chocolate chip cookies that have a twist because this way I do not eat the dough and 100% of them get to the oven for a great treat after dinner!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie on Wikipedia

A chocolate chip cookie is a drop cookie that originated in the United States and features chocolate chips as its distinguishing ingredient. The traditional recipe combines a dough composed of butter and both brown and white sugar with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Variations include recipes with other types of chocolate or additional ingredients, such as nuts or oatmeal.

History

It is agreed that the chocolate chip cookie was accidentally developed by Ruth Wakefield in 1934. She owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts, a very popular restaurant in the 1930s. The restaurant's popularity was not just due to its home-cooked style meals; her policy was to give diners a whole extra helping of their entrées to take home with them and a serving of her homemade cookies for dessert. Her cookbook, Toll House Tried and True Recipes, was published in 1936 by M. Barrows & Company, New York, and included the recipe "Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie", for what have since been widely called Toll House cookies.

Wakefield is said to have been making chocolate cookies, and, on running out of regular baker's chocolate, so she substituted for it broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate from Nestlé, thinking that it would melt and mix into the batter. It clearly did not, and the chocolate chip cookie was born. Wakefield sold the recipe to Nestlé in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate chips. Every bag of Nestlé chocolate chips sold in North America has a variation (butter vs. margarine is now a stated option) of her original recipe printed on the back.

During WWII, GIs from Massachusetts who were stationed overseas shared the cookies they received in care packages from back home, with soldiers from other parts of the U.S. Soon, hundreds of GIs were writing home asking their families to send them some Toll House Cookies, and Wakefield was soon inundated with letters from around the country asking for her recipe. Thus began the nation-wide craze for the chocolate chip cookie.

Toll House employees' account

A different history of the cookie derives from George Boucher, who was at one time head chef at the Toll House Inn, and his daughter, Carol Cavanagh, who also worked there. Contradicting Nestlé's claim that Wakefield put chunks of chocolate into cookie dough hoping they would melt, the daughter stated that the owner, already an accomplished chef and author of a cookbook, knew enough about the properties of chocolate to realize it would not melt and mix into the batter while baking. Boucher said that the vibrations from a large Hobart electric mixer dislodged bars of Nestlé's chocolate stored on the shelf above the mixer so they fell into the sugar cookie dough it was mixing, then broke them up and mixed the pieces into it. He claimed to have overcome Wakefield's impulse to discard the dough as too badly ruined to waste effort baking them, leading to the discovery of the popular combination.

Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/8 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 large cookie sheets with vegetable shortening.

Cream the butter and sugars together in a large bowl. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually blend into the batter. Stir in the chopped macadamia nuts and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown. Remove from the oven, and transfer the cookies to cooling racks.

thanks to Bev

Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuff on Amazon

Original NESTLî TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

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.) NESTLî TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

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 wax 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.

FOR 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.

Chocolate Chip Meringue Drops

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)

2 egg whites

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and set aside.

In large metal or glass bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar while continuing to beat until they hold stiff peaks. Mix in the vanilla and cocoa on low speed, then fold in chocolate chips by hand. Drop small mounds of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart.

Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Turn off oven, and leave the cookies in the oven for 2 more hours, or until centers are dry. Remove from pan and store in an airtight container.

Thanks to S.N. Noble

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      Qmarpat 2 years ago from Northern,California

      These are really yummy looking cookies!!

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      MintySea 4 years ago

      I need chocolate chips on my list this week :-)

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      A true classic. Imagine life without chocolate chip cookies?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That is one scrumptious Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe thank you very much I really enjoyed it

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      The Goblins Den 6 years ago

      Chocolate chip cookies are great when made just right. As for me, I prefer them without nuts and just slightly undercooked (so they stay chewy). Awesome.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I love chocolate chip cookies too! Yum!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Good lens . Don't forget to visit my site Chocolate oatmeal cookies

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      Carol Goss 7 years ago

      yummy, Love them. lens rolling to my chocolate day lens :)

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      Laraine Sims 7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Well here I am again. This time I AM going to try one of your recipes. The Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies look good. I have never had any success with these before but this recipe is a little different. The secret may be, "leave 2 hrs. in oven after turning off the heat." 5*s and fav.

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      Fatih LM 7 years ago

      Wow! What a cool lens that Jolene Youtube video..to funny!!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I'll have to try the two recipes you posted here. I love chocolate chips cookies :)

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