Monday, November 17, 2008

Mark's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are my husband's favorite.

First let me say he is a CHOCOHOLIC!

Second, this picture would have more chocolate chips in it if HE wouldn't have devoured the second bag that I had saved for this recipe. On another note, hopefully you won't burn your cookies the way I did. My oven seems to be getting about 50 degrees hotter than it is set for and when you walk away and forget to check often this is the result you will get.


These started out as the Nestle Toll House recipe but my husband has always cut the butter in half. Why? I'm not sure since he was raised on butter, the real thing - and the more the better. I also have recently begun adding flax seed to many of my recipes and this is one that it works (undetected to my husband & children) but you can leave it out if you choose.

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 sticks butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
2 (12oz.) bags milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 tbsp. flax seed
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

In small bowl, mix flour, soda & salt and set aside.
In large bowl, cream butter, sugars, flax seed and vanilla till creamy.
Add eggs and beat well.
Gradually add in the flour mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Place on greased cookie sheets.
I use about 1 heaping tbsp. and then bake at 375 for 9-11 min.

This recipe makes 6-8 dozen and can be cut in half to make smaller amounts or if you don't want to bake them all now then scoop them into balls and place on greased tray and then place tray in freezer for a short while. Once frozen, place balls in freezer container and store in freezer till you have the urge for homemade cookies. Then remove from freezer and bake.
You may have to adjust the time a little since starting out frozen.

1 comment:

ellysmom said...

"Where's the NUTS in these cookies?"