About 9 years ago, I experimented a bit with modifying package cookie recipes to make them better. I started with the classic Nestlé® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, which we all know is very good without modification. But with a few tweaks, they’re even better.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt (I usually only add it for consistency if I’m using unsalted butter)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Nestlé® Toll House® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts are all good choices)
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. (And please ignore the chocolate bloom on our chocolate chips.)
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto buttered baking sheets (I really like these specific stainless steel baking sheets).
Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Enjoy with your favorite beverage!