Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Meryll's Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups coarsely chopped, toasted nuts
1 bag (24) oz semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

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 ( dough will be stiff).

Drop dough by level 1/4 capfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Break n half so there is a rough texture.

Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 to 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

1 cookie 240 calories (fat 12g; carbohydrate 32g; protein 2g

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies. Prep time 20 minutes.

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