Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies


My mom has been begging me to make cookies again :)  And a friend of hers and mine made these Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They are my new second favorite chocolate chip cookie, with Toll House still on top :)  These cookies are amazing, I usually do not make chocolate chip cookies with the nuts but I decided to this time and yummy.  I hope you go out and get your self a bag of Ghiradelli Baking Chips soon and try these cookies, I used the Semi-Sweet chips because they are my favorite.  Here is the recipe, you can also find it on the back of the bag of chips or on the Ghirardelli web site.  BTW, check out Ghirardelli's website they have some awesome looking recipes.  The Dark Chocolate Cupcakes look really good, I might have to try them.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 bag (12 oz.) Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts or pecans chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Stir together dry ingredients, set aside.
Beat butter, sugar together med. speed until creamy add vanilla, then eggs one at a time on low.  Gradually add in dry mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.