After carefully measuring my ingredients (not a drop too much of anything) and ensuring that the butter was soft, but not too soft, I was confident in my abilities. The result? Flat, no-profile chocolate chip cookies. Delicious, but flat.
I came across THIS article, declaring that the head of Nestle’s test kitchen suggested using half the amount of butter called for in the original Toll House recipe. Now, I know what you’re thinking how in the world will half the butter result in a better cookie? That defies logic. Less calories, better cookie? I couldn’t believe it either, until I actually tried it and got these.Yep, chocolate chip cookie perfection- better than the original Toll House recipe. Nice and round and soft, but not cakey. Amazing.
What you’ll need:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups (1 12-oz package) chocolate chips
What you’ll do:
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. In a large mixer bowl, beat together butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Add your eggs one at a time to the butter/sugar mixture, beating well after each egg.
- Slowly add in your flour mixture, beating until fully combined, and then stir in your chocolate chips.
- NOW, DON’T SKIP THIS STEP- Chill the dough in your refrigerator for at least one hour. By cooling the dough, the cookies will not flatten out during baking. Less butter also helps with this.
- While the dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, prepare your cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
- Remove the dough from the fridge, and drop by rounded spoonfuls or with a cookie scoop onto your sheet. A cookie scoop gives you nice, round cookies like the ones you see here.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. They may look underdone, but they’ll darken up nicely while they cool. Transfer to wire racks after a few minutes to let them cool completely. Don’t forget to indulge and have at least one while they’re still warm. Makes approx. 3.5 dozen.
I’m telling you, try this today or add it to your weekend “to do” list. And pin it so you won’t forget! Enjoy!
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