Saturday, April 09, 2011

Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (High Altitude Instructions)

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In browsing my favorite aisle in the grocery store recently (the baking aisle!), I found that Nestle now has dark chocolate morsels.  I had to get a couple bags right then.  The chips are a little bigger than their semi sweet morsels.  I like them!  It’s nice to have other options than just milk chocolate and semi sweet.

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I decided the best way to try them was with the Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.  The recipe for the dark chocolate chips is the same as the original recipe.  I wanted to try their recommendations for high altitude baking (since here in Utah where we live, we pretty much are up high and I’ve wondered with some of the things I’ve baked here if using high altitude directions would help.  While the original chocolate chip cookie is not my usual recipe of choice, I did like the results I got with these better by using the high altitude directions and the new dark chocolate morsels.  I followed the directions on the back of the bag of morsels exactly!  I’m always so proud of myself when I do that. ;)

Well, let me clarify—the recipe just says butter (it doesn’t specify salted or unsalted).  I used unsalted butter and added a little extra salt than the recipe called for.  When I made the cookie dough, I then had to leave the house for a little while, so the dough chilled in the fridge for about an hour.  That’s the only difference in the written recipe.

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The cookies are good.  Taylor had a playdate the day I made these and I sent his friend home with a big plateful. 

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I’d like to thank Ruth Wakefield for making the best little mistake ever and inventing chocolate chip cookies from her Toll House Inn.  She was making cookies one day and had run out of baking chocolate, so she put some chocolate chips in the cookies thinking they’d melt into the cookie dough while baking and be chocolate cookies.  They stayed in their little morsel shape and chocolate chip cookies were born.  One of my favorite delights in life!

15 comments:

Flourchild said...

I could swim in the last picture!! All those cookies made me crave some T.H!! I am going to be on the look out for the dark Chocolate..I will follow the H.A. Recipe like you did too!!Im glad you were able to share them!

Cookin' Canuck said...

The dark chocolate morsels really appeal to me, too - more deep chocolate flavor.

Barbara Bakes said...

I haven't seen the dark chocolate chips. Thanks for the heads up. The cookies look scrumptious!

Stephanie said...

DARK CHOCOLATE??!! *squeal*

Gloria said...

Your cookies look exactly like a great chocolate chip cookie should. Picture perfect! I just bought the Nestle Dark Chocolate Chips when I was at the store today. Can't wait to try them.

Prudy said...

Those look so fantastic! I can't wait to get myself a bag. Actually I won't be able to wait. I'll just have to make some plain old chocolate chip cookies tonight. No one will complain.

Shelby said...

Yum! I have not seen the Nestle Dark Chocolate morsels yet!

Tracey said...

I haven't seen the dark chocolate chips yet. Guess I need to keep an eye out!

Lisa Ernst said...

These cookies certainly look good! I wonder how the Nestle dark chips compare to some of the others like Ghirardelli, etc.?

spontaneous-euphoria said...

very very nice

Maria @ Your Smart Kitchen said...

I'm not really so fond of chocolate chips, but this one I can say is really high altitude! Very appealing to try. Thanks.

Megan said...

Gotta love a good chocolate chip cookie recipe!! Dark chocolate is even better(IMBO)! :) These look perfect.

peachkins said...

I need a glass of cold milk please!

Pegasuslegend said...

My son stoned me all weekend to make them, mine always come out too hard so I tried your recipe last night... they were awesome I just added one other thing to yours, coconut he loves them with it... thanks for sharing your recipe this ones a keeper we love the dark chocolate too! They are almost gone! Next time I will make a double batch!!!!!! thanks so much!

Lisa said...

What a batch of yum.