About 9 years ago, I experimented a bit with modifying package cookie recipes to make them better. I started with the classic NestlÃ©Â® Toll HouseÂ® Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, which we all know is very good without modification. But withÂ aÂ 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.) NestlÃ©Â® Toll HouseÂ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts are all good choices)
Preheat oven to 375Â°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 chipsÂ and nuts. (And please ignore the chocolate bloom on our chocolate chips.)
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto buttered baking sheetsÂ (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!