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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Say it with me, "Nes-lay Tool-hoose." Just like Mama Buffet's secret recipe, the best way to make chocolate chip cookies is on the back of the Nestle morsels' bag. And who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? Gooey, chocolatey, and they're really straight forward to make. I love how these are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside! The dough is also great to freeze, so you can make fresh cookies whenever you please (pardon the rhyme).

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup toasted pecans, optional

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375 F*.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
3. With a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla until well blended.
4. Slowly beat in the flour mixture, until thoroughly combined.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips and/or nuts.
6. Drop on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.

*I actually realized I did mine wrong (or maybe I should say different). I baked them for 18-20 minutes on 350 F. A happy accident indeed! I highly recommend doing this, as it gave the cookies the perfect level of crunch.

Happy Baking!

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