Chocolate Chip Cookies- A Pictorial

Chocolate Chip Cookie and milk.I know everyone’s made Chocolate Chip Cookies at least once in their life. Most likely HUNDREDS of times.

This afternoon I whipped up another batch of Nestle’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and decided to take pictures along the way.  I had fun doing this and decided to share these with you – my fellow Chocoholics. :)

As any good baker knows, first you better make sure you have all the ingredients!

Chocolate Chip Cookie ingredients

Flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, chocolate chips, eggs, salt and baking soda. Pretty basic ingredients!

FlourFirst, you measure the flour into a mixing bowl.  I noticed after I uploaded this picture that it looks like I put the flour on the table instead of a bowl.  I promise, it’s in a glass bowl. :)

baking sodaThen add the baking soda.

saltAnd the salt.

Mix the dry ingredients together.Mix the dry ingredients together.

butterPut the butter in a separate bowl.  Yes, the butter above has sugar on it.  I forgot to take the “butter” picture, so picked the pieces out of the sugar to get my shot. HA!

Add the sugarAdd the granulated sugar.

brown sugarAdd the brown sugar.  Am I the only one who loves to pack brown sugar into a measuring cup, then flip it over and into the mixing bowl, hoping it keeps its shape? It’s like building a sand castle, don’t you think?

vanillaAdd the vanilla.

Mix the sugars, butter and vanilla.Mix until smooth!

Cream togetherLike this!

Add one egg.Add one egg.

Mix well.Mix well.

Add the last egg.Add the last egg.

Mix well.Mix well.

Gradually add the flour.

Gradually add the flour.

Mix well until smooth.Mix well until it’s all smooth and fluffy.  At this stage it’s already tempting to eat some of the dough!

Add the Chocolate Chips.My FAVORITE part – adding the Chocolate Chips! Don’t you just love the sound of Chocolate Chips falling onto each other?  YUM!

Take a dough ball... or two... or three!!!

Mix well.  This is where dough ball consumption is MANDATORY! Although I doubt any arms need to be twisted at this stage. Ha ha!

Make dough balls.Fill the cookie sheets with doug balls.

Put into the oven!

Place in the oven! We’re getting close!

They're almost done!

Baking – they’re almost done!

Cooling on the rack.Cool on a rack.  There’s almost nothing better than warm cookies right out of the oven.

Cookies and milk.

Except with a cold glass of milk.  These were D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!

paper bags keep cookies soft

TIP: Place cooled cookies in a paper bag.  This keeps the fresh baked cookies softer than any ziplock bag or cookie jar will.  I promise!

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a paper bagJust roll up the top of the paper bag for storing the cookies.  Ignore the grease spots on the bag, they’re fine. Believe me, you’ll be the envy of everyone for making THE softest cookies. :)

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6 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies- A Pictorial”

  1. GrueMaster — August 30, 2010 @ 2:05 PM (#
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    You really know how to make me drool. :P

    This pictorial takes me back. I started making my own batches of CC Cookies when I was 7. My recipe followed your pictures fairly closely. Of course, now I work full time + travel, so I don’t have as much free time as I used to then.

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    • gotchocolate replied: — August 30th, 2010 @ 6:16 PM

      Good, glad I made you drool! That’s my goal! :)

      You’re going to laugh – I NEVER follow the directions to the “T” when i make cookies. I ALWAYS measure everything and dump it into the bowl all at once, THEN mix it all up. I have to honestly say these cookies turned out FABULOUS since I did follow the directions correctly.

      IMAGINE THAT!!!

  2. kristen — August 30, 2010 @ 6:36 PM (#
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    I want one!!!!! LOL

    It’s not chocolate, but there is an award for you on my blog
    http://frugalityinthemaking.blogspot.com/2010/08/aww-i-was-given-blog-of-substance-blog.html

    Kristen

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    • gotchocolate replied: — August 30th, 2010 @ 7:12 PM

      Awwwww, thanks Kristen!!! That was SUPER nice of you. Thanks for the blog award! :)

  3. Kim Beck — August 31, 2010 @ 6:13 AM (#
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    Great pictures! Also, thanks for the tip about loading the cookies in a paper bag. I never knew that would keep them fresher than the alternatives. :)

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    • gotchocolate replied: — September 1st, 2010 @ 8:15 PM

      Thanks Kim! Yeah, I don’t know what it is about the paper that keeps the cookies soft for so long. I made another two batches of cookies last night and kept them in the paper bags overnight, then transferred them to ziplock bags this morning and took them to work for my co-workers. They were still very soft and I got a lot of compliments for their softness.

      Anyway, I got the tip from my mom who said my grandma used to do that. It’s not like cookies last that long in our house anyway, BUT one would hope that the entire batch isn’t being eaten at once, therefore storing them IS required.

      Let me know if you try the paper bags and if you get the same results. :)

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