LI Christmas – Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, as I end this week of Christmas cookies, no list of cookie recipes would be complete without Santa’s favorite cookie, the chocolate chip. I can’t recall when I heard that Santa loves chocolate chip cookies, but we’ll roll with that story.

  • 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 Chips

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Mix the 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 drop rounded tablespoon of cookie dough 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.

Move a couple of the finished pieces to a small white china plate and place on the coffee table for a jolly fat man to eat… don’t forget the customary glass of milk.