Friday night I decided to take an impromptu trip to visit my mom for the night. My mom knows all the good thrift shops in the area and I still need quite a few things for our knew house so we decided an early morning shopping and yard sale trip was a must! I came home with quite a few good finds, but my favorite by far is this set of vintage Pyrex nesting bowls!
The woman I bought them from told me she remembered quite a few batches of sugar cookies being made in the yellow one when she was younger, so after washing them up at home I decided cookies were in order! (plus I can never go home without my mom requesting a batch of chocolate chip cookies)
I’ve tried many great cookie recipes, but when I’m at home I just HAVE to use the Toll House recipe. It’s what my mom always made and to this day it’s still my favorite chocolate chip cookie!
I did decide to mix it up just a little bit and used half whole wheat flour and browned butter and I love the way they turned out. I like to bake these on brown paper because that’s how my mom has always done it….and I think it really keeps them from spreading too much, but mostly because it’s mom’s way.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ts baking soda
- 1 ts salt
- 1 cup butter, browned and cooled
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 ts vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat over to 375 degrees.
- Combine the flours, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- Cream the browned butter and sugars, then add in the vanilla extract.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, then stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto a baking sheet lined with brown paper or parchment paper.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes, then move to wire racks.