Friday, February 8, 2013

Mama Maltagliati's Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are my favorite chocolate chip cookies. EVER. I have so many great memories of making these with my mom, and finally being old enough to be left alone in the kitchen and making them myself. I won't lie there have been many occasions where I've made them just to eat the dough (I'm a rebel like that) and then only bake what's left out of guilt.


Ingredients:
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened (do not substitute)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12-ounce package milk chocolate chocolate chips (my favorite are Nestle, I haven't liked how they've turned out as much with other brands).
  • 1 6-ounce package mini chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Directions: 
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt… set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, sugars, and vanilla; beat until creamy
  • Beat in eggs
  • Gradually add flour mixture; mix well
  • Stir in chips and nuts
  • Drop rounded level measuring tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets (I usually line my cookie sheets with parchment paper, no stick and super easy clean up)
  • Bake 9 minutes