A few months back, Josh brought home an impulse buy of a large tub of tollhouse cookie cookie dough to keep in the freezer. We enjoyed a few freshly baked cookies a few too many times and were hooked. We thought about buying more, but realized it would be more fun to make our own cookie dough. It was very easy and the results were great.
We dug through the many cookbooks we have and found a recipe that looked good...and a little easy.
We went with Martha Stewart's Cookies cookbook. Hey, you can't argue with the expert.
And she was right. The chocolate chip cookies we made were delicious. While it may be a traditional recipe, you can't mess with perfection.
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature *or margarine for parve cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips/milk chocolate chips *or parve chocolate chips
preheat oven to 350 degrees
combine butter and both sugars in electric mixer until the texture is light and fluffy
add salt, vanilla, eggs, baking soda, and flour
and mix well
fold in chocolate chips before baking
Instead of making a whole batch, we froze the dough for future use. This way, when we wanted a cookie, we could make a few at a time. Freshly made cookies always taste better than store bought ones, and only making a few helped with portion control. Not a bad plan at all.
I have to admit, we have been eating a lot of cookies lately, (and not taking photos...oops!) but they are delicious and we only eat a few at one time. Hopefully this tub will last us a long time! If not, I have a feeling we will be making more soon.