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Pampered Chef: Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe

  1. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    My son is requesting chocolate chip cookies. I've been on the hunt for the perfect cookie (not too flat, not too soft that it breaks taking it off the pan, not too gooey, not too chewy, but not crispy either.) I know, it's a tall order. I've been testing different recipes each time.

    So...what's your favorite recipe? :D
    Oct 7, 2009
  2. elizabethfox

    elizabethfox Advanced Member Gold Member

    I use the recipe on the back of the nestle toll house chocolate chip bag. They are perfect everytime.
    Oct 7, 2009
  3. Maragib

    Maragib Member

    I found that parchment on our new cookie sheets make the best cookies - I also use the Nestle's but add more flour so they are "puffier". I am sad to say this but I do not like baking cookies on our stones. - love them for cakes and brownies and all sorts of other things but since I have tried the metal sheet pans and especially the new cookie sheet - I have fallen in love with those! Just made the best batch of cookies thanks to the parchment and cookie sheet, thanks to Nestle too.
    Oct 7, 2009
  4. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

    Ditto on the Nestle recipe, I usually bake them on stones, guess I need to make a batch of cookies (for the sake of experiment) and try out the new cookie sheet... ;)
    Oct 8, 2009
  5. nikked

    nikked Senior Member Gold Member

    love, Love, LOVE :love: the recipe that uses pudding mix in the batter. Love the flexibility in changing up the flavor. SO GOOD. I'm attaching two copies...one is doubled. I got these from this site, don't know who originally posted them, but THANKS to whoever did. :love:

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    Oct 8, 2009
  6. Shell Northway

    Shell Northway Member

    Here is the secret that my Grandmother pass on to me, and they turn out awesome. First of all use the 1 tsp of salt, dont skimp. Use Butter Flavored Crisco and Sift your dry ingredients. She always used the Toll-House recipe. She used the metal cookie sheets, but I use the stone and they turn out just like Grandma's.
  7. Fabulous Cake Mix Cookies
    1 box yellow cake mix
    1 stick softened butter
    2 eggs
    1 12 oz pkg chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
    1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

    Preheat to 350

    Cream butter and eggs in mixing bowl. Add cake mix and combine thoroughly. Add the chips and nuts and combine again. Use small scoop to drop onto cookie sheet. Bake until bottom is brown, about 10-12 minutes.
    Oct 8, 2009
  8. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    Chef Ann posted this recipe, and it's my family's favorite.
    Oct 8, 2009
  9. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

    I second (or third?) the Nestle tollhouse recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. I've been using it for about 20 years and on stoneware for about 10 of them! LOVE them!
    Oct 8, 2009
  10. tmseiling

    tmseiling Novice Member

    My Mom makes the best cookies, uses the Toll house recipe and whips her butter till it's light and fluffy
    Oct 8, 2009
  11. patty42240

    patty42240 Member

    I love the cake mix cookies! My daughter and I make them all the time, just dont use a butter cake recipe. They are so easy to make! My brother is a truck driver and he often requests those cookies to take over the road with him.
    Oct 8, 2009
  12. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

    Tollhouse package and I use butter flavored Crisco.

    Amanda, why didn't you invite me over to help out with the recipe testing????????? ;-)
    Oct 9, 2009
  13. PamperedchefDaly

    PamperedchefDaly Member Gold Member

    The Tollhouse recipe is great in the large bar pan, too. Instead of making individual cookies, spread the dough out in the pan. Bake 20 minutes. When cool, cut into squares like brownies. Except I call them Blondies.:)
  14. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    You guys are always welcome to come by! So many recipes, so little time! ;) And I'm going to gain a ton of weight on this hunt for the perfect recipe. lol

    Well, I made the recipe on the bag of Nestle's Toll House choc. chips, but I used margarine...definitely need to do butter or butter flavored crisco next time to see if that's better because these weren't my favorite.

    A question I tend to have is how long to cream the butter and sugars. Sometimes I wonder if I'm doing it too long, or not long enough. Some recipes have you add the vanilla then, some have you do it later. Some have you sift flour, some don't. Some add one egg at a time, others both together.

    I have another recipe that's pretty good, where you melt the butter. They have great flavor, but the texture of them isn't the best all the time. They are kind of thick. They don't spread much when they bake. But the flavor is great.

    My all-time favorite flavor cookie is the one I grew up with, but when I make it they spread too much and are pretty flat. They taste wonderful and are soft and chewy, but they break easily. It's a Toll House oatmeal, nut, and choc. chip cookie recipe...I need to see if it's the one on the bag or if the recipe I use is altered.
    Oct 9, 2009
  15. ShellBeach

    ShellBeach Veteran Member

    My mom's recipe substituted 1/2 the butter for Crisco from the Nestle's recipe. It makes the texture of the cookies so much better...they don't flatten out and feel so greasy. I cringe when I scoop the Crisco out, but hey....choc chip cookies are not health food.
    Oct 9, 2009
  16. zmom58

    zmom58 Member

    Ditto to the last post. My mom had a cleaning lady who would make cookies for us. She always used half butter (not margarine) and half Crisco. Since then, I have omitted the vanilla and put a few less tablespoons of flour (when I double the recipe). And when I double the recipe I only use the 2 cups or 1 bag to my recipe. In other words, when I make the recipe as directed on the bag I would only use half the bag of Choc. chips. Still delicious and chocolately!!
    Try the half butter/half Crisco...you will love it!! Perfect!
    Oct 11, 2009
  17. AmyDare

    AmyDare Member

    I do the tollhouse recipe also, and LOVE the way they turn out on the stones. I actually took a picture to show how different the bottoms come out on stone vs cookie sheet. The ones done on the stone were the same color/texture on the bottom as they were on the top.

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    Oct 11, 2009
  18. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

    I made chocolate chip cookies this weekend (the cheater kind in a tube, didn't have a lot of time) and I made half on the new cookie sheet and half on a stone and then my DH and I taste tested for difference, not much! The ones on the cookie sheet were a tad bit crispier then the stone ones, other than that, we didn't see a whole lot of difference. Both cleaned up easily...
    Oct 12, 2009
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