Friday, March 19, 2010

Taste Buds: Nestle Cookies Modified


I made five batches of chocolate chip cookies today. There it is like a confessional this blog, I already feel better. So the reason I made five batches was because I wanted to see which chocolate chip recipe was the best. Modifications, small tweeks and all I have to stand by the recipe my family has always used, a recipe that won HANDS DOWN in the taste test. It is Nestle’s original cookie recipe. However with that being said there are two modifications that I use that I think make them better. The first is to substitute half of the butter with Crisco and the second is to chill the batter and keep it cold while you are cooking. My mom found that replacing the butter with Crisco allows the cookies to become a bit more airy and then I found that keeping the dough cool allows for the outside of the cookie to be crisp while the inside stays a bit chewy. YUM, try this one out.

2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups nestle chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


paul peggy zeus said...

mmm How I'd love a fresh out of the oven, warm chocolate chip cookie right now. They are the best and I haven't had one since I made a batch for Grandpa Howard!

lilmansworld said...

that does sound delicious! My turn to make something sweet!

Cheryl said...

this is really good..!

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