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This famous classic American cookie is a treat no matter what the age or occasion.  Enjoy it with a glass of cold milk.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
9 mins
cool:
15 mins
total:
39 mins
Yield:
5 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

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  • COMBINE flour, 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 morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

  • PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350° F.  Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

  • * May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

  • FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet):  Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups.  Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each.   Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.

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