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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

2-1/4 - cups all-purpose flour
1 - teaspoon baking soda
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1 - cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 - cup granulated sugar
3/4 - cup packed light brown sugar
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
2 - eggs
2 - cup (12-oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F.

  • In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. 
  • In large bowl with mixer, add the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. 
  • Beat until creamy. 
  • Add eggs; beat well. 
  • Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. 
  • Stir in chocolate chips and (optional) nuts. 
  • Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  • Cool about 1 minute and remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. 
  • Allow to cool completely.

High Altitude (above 3500 ft):
Increase flour to 2-2/3 cup
Decrease baking soda to 3/4 teaspoon
Decrease granulated sugar to 2/3 cup
Decrease packed light brown sugar to 2/3 cup
Add 1/2 teaspoon water with flour.

Bake at 375 F, 5 to 7 minutes or until top is light golden with golden brown edges.

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