Cold Weather = Baking!

The cold weather has finally arrived, so that means it’s baking time!!

As I’ve said before, I love baking! Why? It’s one of the few things that I’m really good at, so there’s that.

The first time I ever baked was when I was eight, I made chocolate chip cookies. I don’t remember how they came out, but I guess they were good because I’ve loved baking ever since then.

Anyway, as I was saying, the cold weather has arrived, so I did some baking today. And what did I bake? You guessed it, chocolate chip cookies!!

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I used Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies, as my recipe, that’s my “go to” recipe, when it comes to making these cookies. Recipe to follow.

Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 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 Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Instructions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE 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 nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon 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.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.

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I do not own this recipe.

With this recipe, they always come out great!

I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies. They are one of my favorite types of cookies, but not my absolute favorite. That honor goes to homemade chocolate hobnobs – which I’ll have to make sometime and share the recipe with you all.

That’s all for today, have you done any baking lately? I’d love to know.

Peace and Blessings…..

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