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. ย 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, ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ย You canย 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. ย 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!! ย 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!!!

Recipe:

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. ย Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. ย 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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