Plate of Cookies

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.

Plate of Cookies

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)

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

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.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients in Bowls

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Creaming Ingredients

Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Mixing Dough

Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. (And please ignore the chocolate bloom on our chocolate chips.)

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Folding Dough

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto buttered baking sheets (I really like these specific stainless steel baking sheets).

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Cooling Cookies

Enjoy with your favorite beverage!

Plate of Cookies