My very first blog post on Encouraging Treats was about baking chocolate chip cookies and being unemployed. Eight years later (on April 24, to be exact), I baked cookies using the same recipe from Nestle… and guess what? I am currently unemployed! Haha.
I have been praying about this transition in my life for a few years now and the time has finally come for me to close this chapter. Baking the cookies was a simple celebration for me as I remembered God’s faithfulness in both my 7+ years of work in the corporate world and 8 years of blogging. I can share more about these two things in my future posts. But for now, here’s a guide on how to bake chocolate chip cookies.
This recipe is very friendly to first-time bakers and is also a handy one for those who have been baking for a long time. I tweaked Nestle’s recipe a bit to make the cookie more chewy (Sugar Ratio: 1 cup brown + 1/2 cup white). But you can also stick to the original recipe, if you want. :)
Warning! As you can see in the recipe and the video below, aside from the generous amount of sugar, this contains 1 cup of butter too! Haha. But, I guess every now and then, we can sneak in some sweetness and delicious fat in our lives. This treat is best served with a cold glass of milk or with hot / iced coffee! Enjoy! :)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (by Nestle Toll House)
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt (I used 1/2 tsp. only)
- 1 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup white sugar (I used 1/2 cup)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (I used 1 cup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used 1/2 tsp. only)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups chocolate chips (I used dark and semi-sweet)
- 1 cup chopped unsalted nuts
- Preheat oven to 375° F
- Sift and stir flour, baking soda and fine salt in small bowl.
- Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.
- Add eggs to the sugar and butter mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Gradually beat in flour mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
- Drop onto a baking sheet/pan lined with baking paper or baking mat.
- Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
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