December 20, 2010

Cookie Week 2010- Cookie #1



It's that time of year again, you know, the most wonderful time of the year?! Which means it's time to do some major baking! Every year growing up my mom made the BEST cookies. And so many different kinds, it was amazing! She still makes all of our favorites, and since she's got those kind covered I going to try all new recipes this year!
Look online for grocery coupons and bake up a bunch!
This is the first year in my new kitchen and the first year using my cusinart mixer (which is HEAVEN by the way). I'm taking on 5-7 different kinds and none of them are too fancy.
Since there are more cookie kinds then days of the week until Christmas, I will be posting twice on some days. Check back often to see all my treats!

To kick off cookie week, I will began with the ever popular and ever so great Nestle chocolate chip cookies. You can find the recipe and the back of ANY chocolate chips bag, but here it is anyway:

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
1 cup chopped nuts

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.


I don't use nuts in mine, but I'm sure it is super yummy with them too!


Alicia xoxxo said...

Yummm.....looks so good! I wish I could reach through my computer and have one! I love choc cookies, without nuts!

I don't know how to unlink this blog stuff said...

ahh your making me hungry for cookies! It is grocery store day...maybe I will have to pick up some supplies!

Ruthie {Look Learn Love} said...

yum yum yum! I can't wait till I get a mixer - I don't think I would ever stop baking :)

Nini said...

I just bumped into your blog and it's gorgeous!
very much like it.
Although I'm not a mom now.. ;D
xoxo Nini
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Flashes of Style said...

Oh they turned out great! And they look so yummy <3

Jorien said...

Those cookies look delicious!! They make me hungry!

Xx Jorien

Fashion Cappuccino said...

OMG! They look so delicious! I love cookies of any kind!! xoxoxoo

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

oh these do look quite lovely, and i am jealous of your mixer!!

Lo said...

these look great!

Unknown said...

yum! i need to bake some cookies SOON. this week i hope.


Emma said...

Thanks for the recipes ! I see you have a Kitchen aid Mixer. I have one as well and Love it. Mine is pink lol. I am kind of a dork.