Sunday, February 11, 2007

Chocolate-Studded Dream Cookies

My dad was down here for the weekend helping me with the car-buying process (yay!), so we weren't planning on baking anything. But after taking him to the train station, I decided we needed some cookies. I picked up some chocolate-peanut butter chips at the grocery store and randomly decided to try this recipe, from a Nestle Swirls chips advertisement. I followed the recipe as directed, except that instead of the semisweet & chocolate swirled chips, I used the chocolate-peanut butter swirled chips. This was a good decision on my part. The cookies were very tasty, but they didn't spread to be rounded. Instead they kind of stayed the way I dropped them on the sheet. They're kind of cakey, versus chewy. They are yummy but I probably won't make them again, due to an abundance of other cookie recipes to try. :)

Chocolate-Studded Dream Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Real Semi-Sweet & White Chocolate Morsels, divided

PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup Swirled Morsels. Drop by well-rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Top with remaining Swirled Morsels.

BAKE for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

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