With literally hundreds of chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, its super hard trying to figure out: Which one is best for me!
With some research glancing through various recipe books, online recipes, and those favored “heirloom” recipes handed down generation to generation; I put together this one.
This recipe is low-fat (half the butter), and more of a chunky, drop cookie- verses a cookie that ends up flat, dry and brittle after baking them. Not to mention, DELICIOUS!
Personally, I love to cook-mainly baking. I love my cookie to have lots of nuts, and not too sweet. Additionally, I’m watching my weight, so finding a delicious cookie recipe where fat calories can be cut back, is the one for me.
My husband, on the other hand, loves all sweets-especially chocolate chip cookies. So, a compromise had to reached. Half the dough is loaded with white and semi-sweet (real) chocolate chips, and my half has only scant amounts of chocolate chips added.
Here the recipe I came up with:
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1-cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt-(If you use salted butter…don’t add the salt)
- 2 tsps vanilla (real-not imitation)
- 2 eggs-large
- 2 1/4 cups flour (I use organic flour from Walmart)
- 1 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts (chopped not minced)
- 1 cup of white chocolate chips
- 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix (cream together) in bowl-butter, sugars and vanilla for about 3 minutes or until thoroughly mixed.
Add eggs (I break eggs in a small bowl, then add to mix to avoid broken shells in the dough.)
In another bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda together.
Add to creamed mixture slowly with mixer on slow speed.
Add chocolate chips and nuts with mixer still on slow speed, or hand mix them in.
I use a heaping teaspoon for each cookie and place on ungreased cookie sheet (Add some parchment paper on the cookie sheet, if you have some available.)
Bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350@ oven. Place on middle rack in oven—not bottom.
Remove from oven when golden brown on top.
Once removed from oven, wait a a couple of minutes, and with a spatula (metal is best),
move to metal rack to cool.
**Cookies will be warm, so this is your time to enjoy a special treat; A couple of cookies with a scoop of all-
natural vanilla ice cream placed on top!**
Remember: For less fat and calories, just cut back on the amount of chocolate chips.
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