I am posting after a long time. This week my son turned 17. Every year for the past 6 -7 years he has asked for these chocolate chip cookies for his birthday. Always a hit!
This has been adapted from the famous Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have been using this recipe for about 15 years now. It is an easy to bake cookie, so do try it and let me know how it turns out.
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C)
Sift flour, baking soda and salt
Beat till fluffy and creamy, butter and the two sugars.
Slowly add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Add the flour mixture and mix until combined well.
Add the chocolate chips and nuts and mix.
Drop a tablespoon each on a cookie sheet/pan and bake for 9-10 minutes. Cool and store in airtight container.
I use a small ice cream scoop to get uniform-size cookies.
If you like your cookies crisp, add more granulated sugar than the brown sugar and vice versa if you want them chewier. Play around to find what you like.
I have substituted 1/2 of all-purpose flour with whole wheat at times and it has worked.
Remember to always use unsalted butter for baking.