Drop Cookies The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

posted by DawnO 07-14-102 7:16 AM

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

1 1/2 cps. butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cps. granulated sugar
1 1/4 cps. packed brown sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla
2 eggs
4 cps. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups coarsely chopped nuts if desired
1 package ( 24 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips (4 cps.)

Heat oven to 375*.

Beat butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.

Drop dough by level 1/4 cupfuls or #16 /ice cream scoop about 2ins. apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with fork. Bake 13 to 15 mins or until lightly brown. Cool 1 -2 mins before removing from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

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