Big & Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 Eggland's Best Eggs
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into balls. Flatten each ball to 3/4-inch thickness (2-1/2-in. diameter), smoothing edges as necessary. Place in an airtight container, separating layers with waxed or parchment paper; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
- To bake, place dough portions 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 400°.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown (centers will be light). Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 2 dozen.
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Oh dear what a big mess! I certainly must have done something wrong. They were flatter than a pancake and did not take 10 minutes to bake..because they turned very dark within 6-7 minutes. It's the very first time time a Taste of Home recipe disappointed me. I try a new recipe at least once a week. Could there be a mistake in this recipe?
These are one of my favorite chocolate chips cookies! I love big, soft, chewy cookies and these definitely fit the bill! I usually leave out the nuts, as I don't care for them in my cookies.
I agree that this is an excellent recipe! I've started my own little bakery business and these are the chocolate chip cookies I offer. I've frozen the dough balls with great results and I just put them on the cookie sheet, frozen, and bake them slightly longer. I like them a little softer, too! Great recipe with or without the nuts!
This has become my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have made it several times and it is always a hit with many people asking for the recipe. I understand some people would prefer a recipe that you don't need to refrigerate overnight, but for the best results, this is it! To those that had problems with the recipe I have a few suggestions (although I am sure that they are all quality and experienced bakers, sometimes in our experience we may overlook something that is needed). First of all, I would not substitute margarine or any spread for the butter. I have found this to be very important to get the right consistency. Also, make sure your butter is softened to room temperature and not bordering on melted. My kitchen does not have air conditioning (it can be a real trial in during canning!), so my butter can tend to get a bit too soft if I'm not careful. If the dough is still too stick to roll, I wouldn't hesitate to add a little bit of flour, just a smidge at a time. You could also pop the dough in the fridge for a bit to help it set up if needed. This recipe is well worth repeating to get the best results! Also, I have found that the dough balls can be frozen with great success. I line my container with wax paper and keep the balls from touching, but they freeze and keep very nicely for when you only need a few or are short on time. When I am ready to bake them, I simply remove them from the freezer, place them on a lined cookie sheet, let them thaw in the fridge for half an hour or so, and then let them sit at room temperature for the half hour stated in the recipe. Then simply proceed to bake according to directions. A little side note on baking time: Keep in mind that 1/4 cup of dough is much larger than your regular cookie dough ball. If the balls are large enough, the baking time is on target. I like mine a little gooey in the middle, so I keep an eye on the cookies and typically take them out around the 8 or 9 minute mark. All in all, this is the best recipe I have found for chocolate chip cookies. Please don't be afraid to try it!
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