Cookies for the Cousins

We had some special visitors out here on the farm yesterday. Special visitors all the way from Pennsylvania!

That’s right..some of the cousins decided they needed a road trip out here to Kansas to visit some family, and we just happened to be some of the lucky recipients of a quick visit.  It’s not real often that we see each other, and when we do, it’s never long enough. But I love every chance we have and it’s always filled with a lot of laughter…and homemade ice cream, 🙂

You guessed it! This means we had homemade ice cream yesterday when they came to visit! Of course we needed something to go along with the ice cream, so I whipped up a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies.  You can never go wrong with homemade icecream AND homemade chocolate chip cookies!!!

I alternate between a few different recipes when it comes to making Chocolate Chip Cookies, but my go-to is the one on the back of the Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip bag.

I love the fact that with this recipe, I don’t have to search for it. I pull out the bag because it’s contents are obviously one of my ingredients, and voila, I have my recipe right there with them!!

When they come out of the oven, they have a crispy golden outside, while the inside is still soft and gooey.  It’s pretty much a no-fail recipe, but then again, when it comes to Chocolate Chip cookies…you always come out a winner!!

I think it’s fair to say that everyone enjoyed the Ice cream- Chocolate Chip combo yesterday. The leftovers were VERY few!!  It was a perfect snack to share with our special guests! I’m so glad they got to stop in, and can’t wait until the next time we see each other!!!


Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 large eggs

2 cups (12 oz. Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

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. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks.

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