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Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
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I don't think that the Nestle company won't mind my putting their Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on my web site as it seems to be a staple of most households - it's all over the web on recipe sites everywhere, so why am I putting it on mine as well? I know where to find it in a hurry! Gone are the days when I can comfortably read the fine print on the back of the chocolate chip package, so I'll just keep track of it here. :-)

Note: the original recipe calls for butter - I don't recommend using margarine for anything, but particularly not for cookies. Use real vanilla, not imitation extract. And, the size of the eggs is important - use large, not medium or extra-large. I used to leave the nuts out, but I've grown to prefer these cookies with chopped pecans.

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-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts
 
Heat oven to 375. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large 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 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.