Better than Toll House Big Chocolate Chip Cookies

Better than Toll House Big Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is another twitter recipe. I follow Chris Garboski, aka @nestlefoodie, on twitter.  A few months ago she tweeted that the Toll House Cookie was even better if you used half the butter. What? Even better? Well, I am up for that challenge.

I decided to break out my new muffin top pan (a al Picky-Palate) and make us some BIG cookies. They turned out great!  The cookie was better than the original Toll House Cookie recipe – it was a light and chewy cookie.  I find that the original recipe spreads a lot more when you bake them.  I like fluffy cookies and that is what these are! 

The best thing about these cookies is that they are low-fat since they only have half the butter!  Well, at least that is what Chicken Legs is telling himself.

Better than Toll House Big Chocolate Chip Cookies
Better than Toll House Big Chocolate Chip Cookies

@nestlefoodie Toll House Cookies
(Printable Recipe)

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate large mixer bowl, beat together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until the dough is creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating the dough well after each addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop out rounded tablespoons of dough and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes and then remove the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

**I baked the cookies at 350 for 10-13 minutes in the muffin top pan. I also used a large cookie scoop to measure out the dough for each muffin top.  I got 17-18 cookies.**

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  1. My Mom always used all butter in her Tollhouse Cookies, but my sister Jane discovered that they held their shape and tasted so great when using half butter & half shortening:)

  2. who would have thought that leaving out some of the butter would have made a better cookie!

  3. I want one of those muffin top pans. Those cookies look yummy. Half the butter? I never would have thought to try that. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Who would have ever thought to cut the butter in half and still get a great cookie! I'll have to try that for sure. I need to get me one of those muffin top pans!

  5. My husband luvs choc. chip. Unfortunately, I don't. They are about my least favorite cookie.

    I will occasionally make them for him. He does love them so.

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