We try to not eat excessive sugar or carbs on our homestead. The kids are aware of how much is too much, not totally banned, but yet limited in how much bread/sweets, etc. in respect for their healthy minds and bodies. But sometimes, we need to give ’em a little grandparent-style spoiling in addition to the contrasting responsible parenting!
Here’s us, taking a totally unnecessary, yet memory-making Cookie Break. My late Nanny made the BEST. I do now, too! I asked my Mom what recipe she used. It’s the Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookie on their Very Best Baking site. I had NO idea! < I have it linked there, and will repost the recipe here, with full credit to the original on the NESTLÉ site. Please visit the site for their additional tips, if desired:
- 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-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 1 cup chopped nuts (Optional. If omitting, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. of all-purpose flour.)
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.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.