Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is the best chocolate chip recipe. It's the one on the back of the bag! Easy to make just a half batch as well.

2 1/4 heaping cups flour
1 heaping tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups Semi-sweet Ghirardelli chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Stir flour, baking soda, salt in a small bowl.
in a large bowl mix cold/cool butter and sugars until creamed-can be a little lumpy. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time until incorporated. Gradually blend in dry mix. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by tablespoon about an inch and a half apart on ungreased cookie sheet. The size of the cookie matters! It changes the texture and way it cooks if the cookie is too big.
Cook 9-11 minutes until golden brown on the edges, they will cook a little more once they are out of the oven.

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