Cedar has been really interested in cooking & baking lately, specifically when we make cookies or pancakes, & every time we make cookies I google a cookie recipe. I don't have a "go-to" recipe for pretty much anything, google is my cooking best friend, I find recipes that I love & I save them & others I never, ever make again. Since he has been so into it though, I've decided to start testing/tasting/reviewing the different recipes we use for  cookies & letting you know how they go! Lately we have been making only chocolate chip cookies, but we're open to branch into different cookies :) First up is the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the Tollhouse Chocolate Chip package.

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (i like to use sea salt)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups nestle tollhouse chocolate chips

1// Preheat oven to 375 f.
2// Combine flour, baking soda, & salt - set aside. 
3// Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar & vanilla in a mixer until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Once combined, add in flour mixture & chocolate chips & beat together. *TIP* grating the butter makes it soften & easier to beat in if you don't have time or forget (like me, every time) to soften butter beforehand!
4// bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. 

These cookies were so easy to make & Cedar loved being apart of the action, however they weren't my favorite. Maybe it's just me, but every time I make the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies they come out totally flat & it always disappoints me! The cookie dough was totally delicious & lets be honest, that's 1/2 the reason I make cookies, haha, but the baked cookies just aren't a favorite of mine. What do you think? What are your favorite cookies to make? I would love to try some new recipes! 

1 comment

  1. Here's my go to:

    Cream together:
    1 and 1/3 cubes butter
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2/3 cup packed brown sugar

    Then add:
    1 egg
    2/3 tsp vanilla
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    2 cups flour
    chocolate chips

    Bake @ 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (I strongly suggest 8. The cookies usually still look raw when you take them out at that point, but after a few minutes of cooling they harden and become the perfect chewy cookie.)

    Let me know if you try it and what you think!