Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft & Crisp the Prefect Combo

Well another weekend has come and gone meaning it's Monday, Garfield's most hated day of the week. This also means I baked up some cookies for the guys at the fire station to munch on after training. This week's cookie de jour is chocolate chip cookies. I have been baking this recipe for a few years now and they turn out wonderful every time. They are soft in the middle and crisp on the edges meaning they melt in your mouth and are very easy to pull together. I like to add a little extra ingredient that adds a touch of buzz and enhances the flavor of the chocolate. So whip out your measuring cups and get baking and soon you will be eating dare I say it the best chocolate chip cookies.

Who Knew?

That classic American Chocolate Chip Cookie found in every school lunch room...
well it's creation was a complete accident.

Back in the 1930's an innkeeper named Ruth Graves Wakefield was making cookies for her guests when she ran out of baker's chocolate. She decided to use a gift she had received from Andrew Nestle - a bar of semisweet chocolate instead. When the chopped up chocolate bar didn't melt like the baker's chocolate the Chocolate Chip Cookie was born. It turned out the cookies were delicious and in exchange for a lifetime supply of Nestle chocolate Ruth sold her recipe to Andrew Nestle. Can anyone guess the name of her inn? The Toll House Inn. And so the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe was born and has been printed on every bag of Nestle chocolate chips sold since. Who Knew? Well now you do. So bake up some of these beauties, grab your kids and have a a little history lesson served with a ice cold glass of milk.

p.s. you may want to make a double batch becuase these won't last long!

Here's How the Chocolate Chip Cookies Went Down...

Easy, Tasty and Quick Chocolate Chip Cookies from CookingwiththeBirds.com

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Ingredients

  • 3 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 1 1/4 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 Packet of Instant Coffee
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
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The Process

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl sift together the 1st three ingredients.

Step 2

In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 3

Whisk the eggs, vanilla and instant coffee together in a small bowl. Add this to the butter-sugar mixture and mix to combine. Add in the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Mix in the chocolate chips and your ready to bake!

Step 4

Cover your baking sheet in parchment paper or lightly grease it. Drop the dough on the baking sheet in heaping tablespoons or use a cookie scoop.

Step 5

Bake 8-10 minutes until they are starting to turn brown on the edges. Take out and let cool on the baking sheet for a minute or two then move to a cooling rack.

Step 6

Eat one for a taste test then spend the rest of the afternoon fighting the urge to eat the rest of batch...

 

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