TJ's chocolate chip cookies

I like cooking with my kids, and for whatever reason baking seems the most fun.  Maybe because there's lots of ingredients for them to add and stir in, but nothing that has to be done over the stove.  Or maybe because the end results are things they get super excited about. 

I've always been a Tollhouse cookie person - the tried and true basic recipe on the package of chocolate chips.  Well this time I bought a package of chocolate chips at Trader Joes.  I assumed the recipe was basically the same as the Tollhouse one - I don't have a package of those to compare to.  I think it's very similar - but there must be something slightly different, because these cookies were.... perfect.  They were amazing. 

No photos were taken, the cookies were devoured too fast. 

Trader Joes' Chocolate Chip Cookies - copied exactly from the package:

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
½ cup granulated white sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 package Trader Joes semi-sweet choc chips
1 cup nuts, optional
Preheat oven to 375.  Combine flour, salt and baking soda in bowl and set aside.  Combine brown sugar, white sugar, softened butter and vanilla and beat until creamy.  Add eggs and beat.  Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Drop by rounded teasponfulls onto non-greased cookie sheets.  Bake 8 – 10 mins.  Yields approx. 2 doz cookies.
We left out the nuts, because we're purists, and nuts get in the way of the chocolate. 
And actually - now that I'm reading this - I think I didn't quite follow the recipe.  It calls for 1 cup of butter, which I think would be 2 sticks.  But I'm pretty sure I only used 1 stick.  So maybe that was the difference.  Now we'll need to try it again and see if they turn out different. 
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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

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