Thursday, June 10, 2010

Classic Cookies

There's a reason why Monica strives to identify the mystery behind Phoebe's grandmother's cookie recipe for days during an episode of Friends: they are heavenly! Lucky for us, the secret is revealed at the end of the show. The seemingly obscure recipe is the genius handiwork of none other than Nestle Tollhouse, so it is on the back of the yellow chocolate-chip bag that we all know and love.

I am not saying that the convenience of the slice-and-bake variety aren't handy and pretty good, but there is something about a chocolate chip cookie made from scratch that is just, well, delicious.

So, if you have an hour to invest in creating a classic, this is the recipe to choose.

Try not to eat 5 dozen cookie's worth of uncooked dough in one sitting!


  1. I have a recipe for the most amazingly simple chocolate chip cookies. I used to work in a bakery and when I quit I took this recipe with me because it's so so amazing. Plus since you don't use eggs, you can eat the dough! I put it below. Trust me cousin, AMAZING!

    Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
    1 Cup of butter
    ½ cup of packed brown sugar
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    2 cups of flour
    1 teaspoon of baking soda
    1 teaspoon of salt
    1 ¾ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

    -Melt the butter till it is soft but do not melt completely.
    -Mix butter, brown sugar and vanilla with electric mixer.
    -Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
    -Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix on low speed.
    -With a spoon, mix the chocolate chips into the dough. Do NOT use electric mixer for this.
    -Roll 4 ounces of dough into balls, then use the cookie cutter to shape them into correct
    -Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

  2. That sounds delicious! I'll have to try them after I finish eating the 60 cookies I just made- so probably tomorrow.

  3. Hey, I just came across your blog from Bloggy Moms! I am now a follower! I love this cookie recipe. I actually just did a post on chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars that were so yummy and so easy! Can't wait to give this recipe a try!

  4. Great! Also try Alex's recipe for chocolate chip shortbread cookies- they're awesome. I'm definitely going to check out your chocolate chip cheesecake bars!

  5. I sure will try this recipe soon! I just need to get some chocolate chips first =)! I am going to take pics as I go through the recipe and will post about it on my blog! I will give a link back to your page as well as thank Alex for this recipe!


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