June 14, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies



My 10 pound bag of chocolate chips is beginning to get very light.  On the back of the bag is a recipe for Ambrosia chocolate chip cookies and for the past few months every time I pulled out the bag of chocolate chips I kept thinking "I need to try that recipe".

I am always a bit reluctant to try new chocolate chip cookie recipes since I am a big fan of the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe. This recipe is very similar to the Toll House recipe and it is also good. 

I didn't bake the cookies as long as the Ambrosia recipe suggested because I prefer chewy cookies, but if you like crunchy chocolate chip cookies, then follow the baking time suggested in the recipe.




RECIPE #19 (from 10 Pounds of Chocolate Chips)  

Ambrosia Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips

Cream butter with the sugar and brown sugar.  Add vanilla and egg.  In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt and soda.  Add to the butter mixture.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  

Shape into balls (about 1 Tablespoon each).  (Makes about 3 dozen cookies)

Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes (Note:  I prefer baking them for about 9 minutes or just until the edges begin to brown)

Mega Batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since this recipe is on the back of a 10 pound bag of chocolate chips, there is also a recipe to make a mega batch of cookies (12 dozen)  The ingredients are listed as follows:

2 pounds butter (4 cups)
1 pound packed brown sugar (3 cups)
15 oz. granulated sugar (2 cups)
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (I would add 1 Tablespoon)
4 eggs (7 oz)
2 pounds 11 oz Flour (9 cups)
2 teaspoons salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3 pounds (8 cups) Ambrosia semi-sweet chocolate chips


There is also a recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies on the bag, but I have not tried it yet.  The ingredients are as follows:

Ambrosia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups chocolate chips

Cream butter with sugars.  Add vanilla and eggs.  In separate bowl whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.  Add to butter mixture.  Stir in oats.  Stir in chocolate chips.  

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a prepared cookie sheet.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Bake 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.