Cookies like what Mom should have made
There is no substitute for chocolate-chip cookies,
warm out of the oven, washed down with cold milk.
This is Mom's recipe, and Mom's Mom's recipe.
This is also Nestlae's\fP "Toll House" recipe,
and the Joy of Cooking "Chocolate-Chip Drop Cookies" recipe,
etc, which is no coincidence. This is the default recipe.
This is not Mrs. Field's recipe. If you want Mrs. Field's, use a
shopping mall; if you want simple, elegant, timeless chocolate-chip cookies,
use this recipe.
Ingredients(12 big cookies)
- 1 cup+2 Tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 6 Tbsp white sugar
- 6 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 6 oz Nestle's chocolate chips
Preheat oven to
Sift flour, salt, baking soda together in a small bowl.
In another bowl, mix butter with two sugars, vanilla and egg until smooth.
gradually mix dry stuff in with butter mixture. Mix in chocolate chips.
Put blobs of dough on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at
Important: double all proportions above (always make 2 x as much of
these as the recipe calls for).
Let's face it: small is beautiful, but big cookies are better than
small ones. All the printed recipes call for teeny cookies, dropped by
teaspoonsful onto cookie sheets (yield 50).
My "blobs of dough" are golf-ball sized,
which makes healthy 3-4 inch cookies.
I invariably make these on the spur of the moment,
and so usually nuke the butter in a microwave to soften it up.
I also occasionally cheat and soften up the butter/sugar mixture a tad
in the oven.
Try adding walnuts, macadamias, white chocolate, orange peel,
butterscotch chips, or mint!all these are welcome variations.
But keep it simple.
easy to moderate.
measure the ingredients.
Mike Hawley, ucbvax!dagobah!mike
The Droid Works, San Rafael, California
Recipe last modified: 12 Jan 85
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From: mike@pixar (Mike Hawley)
Subject: RECIPE: Traditinal chocolate-chip cookies
Date: 11 Apr 86 05:31:03 GMT
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