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the chocolate chip cookie

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Recipe by
Amy Alusa
Chico, CA

Rumor has it that this is Mrs. Field's recipe. Rumors always abound, but I would not at all be surprised if this was it. These are the best of the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten or made.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For the chocolate chip cookie

  • 1 lb
    butter, soft but not too soft
  • 2 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3
  • 2 Tbsp
    real vanilla extract (not imitation-i use mexican vanilla )
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 6 c
    all purpose flour
  • 24 oz
    real semi-sweet chocolate chips or pieces
  • 2 c
    walnuts or pecans, chopped

How To Make the chocolate chip cookie

  • 1
    Cream butter and sugars. Add vanilla, eggs, chips and nuts. In a separate bowl, blend thoroughly the flour, salt and baking soda with a sifter or a whisk. Add dry ingedients to the wet ingredients. If you have a Kitchenaid, use it. This is alot of dough. Mix just until all is combined. Do not over mix as it makes the cookies tough.
  • 2
    Scoop out balls of dough using an ice cream scoop. These cookies are supposed to be BIG. However, I have used mini chips or mini m&ms, etc. and made them small with no problem.
  • 3
    Make your balls of dough uniform in size and spaced at least 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. I use light colored, air-cushioned cookie sheets. If you don't have access to them, I suggest that you line the darker sheets with foil-the shiny side down, and dull side up.
  • 4
    Bake medium to large sized cookies for 10 minutes (or 12 minutes if they are absolutely huge). Cool cookies on sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool on a cooling rack. Store in a plastic bag or air tight container.
  • 5
    This dough is very versatile. I've useed all kinds of combinations of chips,nuts,coconut, m&ms and have used chopped up candy bars as well. They all work out wonderfully!

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