Thursday, April 05, 2007

DUN DUN the first chocolate chip cookie!

Ok... I will say it. I Confess. I....Angie....Am a COOKIEHOLIC.
So i was watching an amazing movies i've watched like 10x over Stranger Than Fiction... And there is a baker in it who makes Will Ferrel chocolate chip cookies because he's never had a cookie that wasn't store bought before.
So i realized...I have made cookies before. Sugar cookies and gingerbread and such during the holidays. Most of my cookies are from a pre mix! But I have never, i repeat NEVER made the classic. Chocolate Chip cookies from scratch. Sure i've made the cut it off a loaf or just set the pre moulded out. But come on. Is it really the same? Does it have the same love?...well im sure it does have the same love cause you still took some time to make something special. So here we go. I looked up the most classic recipe I've heard of. The NESTLE TOLLHOUSE chocolate chip cookie...FROM SCRATCH!
You can thanks Phoebe Buffet for that one.

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon 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 (12-oz. pkg.)
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Directions: PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. I was so excited makin these that I didn't take any pictures of any of the mixture with the flower and chips or even a presentation shot! MY BAD!

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

I even made a big cookie i just patted down and shaped with the dough that was left after 2 sheets of cookies.

These were a little bumpy but MAN they were YUMMY! My girlfriend Holly and I made them together and ate them with milk during the scene from Stranger Than Fiction. Sometimes, its just fun to be a kid.