Well chocolate chip cookies are my ALL TIME FAVORITE and I have searched literally high and low for the BEST recipe out there. Believe it or not, I have even PAID for recipes that didn't turn out "just right" Well I decided to go back to a classic and guess what? IT'S THE BEST! It's the original Nestle Toll House recipe. You've gotta try these, they are addicting. If your feeling especially sinful, serve them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!!!
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened (Instead of this I use 1 cup of the butter flavored Crisco, tastes much better)
3/4 c. sugar
3-4 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12 oz. pkg) Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 c. chopped nuts, optional (I always use walnuts, when I want nuts in mine)
1.Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2.Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
2.Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl, until creamy.
3.Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
4.Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts
5.Drop by rounded spoonfuls on baking sheets.
6.Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown
7. Move onto racks to cool, or serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.