Monday, September 5, 2011

The Ultimate Comfort Food

Hope everyone's three day weekend was amazing!!! Now tomorrow, the real world....

Mine was spent relaxing and getting prepared for the start of another school week.

I don't know about you, but I love school (the case of the typical grad student, aka NERD).  Still, I love classes more than reading, and the beginning of school sometimes starts slowly for me, when a copious amount of reading is involved.

I also love Fall : )  The cool, crisp days, the beautiful foliage, and the pumpkin spic lattes fall-themed foods and drinks....*sigh*  Still, I hate to know that summer is at an end (not so much the weather, but the long days and trips to the beach).

Whenever you have these conflicting emotions (or is it just me?), all you need is one thing.

Chocolate Chip Cookies.

And not just any cookies....

THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I realize that everyone says their cookies are "the best cookies," but mine take the cake (or cookie?).  Whenever I go back to Massachusetts, I get a quick hug from my dad, then one request: the cookies.  I am required happy to make another batch to take to work.

Confession time.

Even though they are THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies, they aren't really "mine".

Nestle Toll House Cookies
By: Nestle Toll House

2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup nuts (I don't put these in...purist all the way!)

Preheat oven to 375F.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl.  Add eggs one at a time, beating in between.
Beat in flour mixture to sugar mixture. 
Add morsels.
Drop onto baking sheet. 
Cook for 10 minutes.
And you can stop there.


Add two flavors of ice cream (half chocolate, half vanilla) and make ice cream sandwiches!
I stored these individually in the freezer so we could snack all week.
Sooooo good! So much better than the traditional treats:
One more of these, and I guess I am ready for fall and school : )