"Texas Style Chocolate Chip Cookies"
Blue Ribbon Recipe
Wow! This truly is the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you use a cookie scoop and keep all the cookies the same size, they turn out very professional looking. Serve these cookies and people will think you bought them at a local bakery. This cookie is a basic, delicious chocolate chip cookie. Buttery, tender, and melt in your mouth awesomeness. In the Test Kitchen, we used the Madagascar bourbon vanilla and added M&M's - yum, oh yum! This recipe makes a ton of cookie dough. It's a great recipe if you're serving a crowd or for a bake sale. The Test Kitchen
6 call-purpose flour
1 1/2 tspbaking powder
1 1/2 tspsalt
1 lbunsalted butter, room temperature
2 cdark brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cgranulated sugar
24 ozpure semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cnuts, chopped (your choice, walnuts or pecans)
2 Tbsppure vanilla extract (I use Mexican vanilla or Madagascar bourbon vanilla)
How to Make "Texas Style Chocolate Chip Cookies"
- Carefully add the flour mixture beating slowly to avoid splattering all around you. This makes a lot of dough, and you don't want to over beat, or spill it all out. Add as much as you can at once, scrape the sides and bottom periodically to ensure that you get all of it in there from the sides and the bottom. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER MIX, HOWEVER, BECAUSE TOO MUCH MIXING MAKES FOR TOUGH COOKIES.
- These cookies will not only make you everyone's favorite for the day (if not for a lifetime) but also make fancy, schmancy gifts... if you are successful in achieving uniformity; these will not only taste and smell out of this world, they will easily look very professional, and make an impressive and delightsome gift!
- BTW, This recipe can be bent to accomodate individual creativity. Try them with M&Ms, with or without nuts, white or chocolate chips and dried fruit, white chocolate chips, coconut & macadamia nuts, chopped Rolos, chopped Snickers or almost any quality candy bar (not Nerds, etc.!), peanut butter cups, etc., etc., etc. Have fun!