Moving to the UK I knew to expect many things to be different from home. Even though we share the same language cultures vary so much even within a country that moving between them would undoubtedly compound the effect. However, I was still surprised to learn that many of my new friends in the UK had never even heard of Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookies, an American staple. I know biscuits and cookies were different but to be confronted by the knowledge that certain types of cookies were actually unheard of was jarring.
And so, due to this I have decided to spread the good word of the most delicious and gooey chocolate chip cookies created by humanity. The Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe (adjusted for UK measures)!
2 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs
1 packet of chocolate chips (we use dark chocolate for a richer flavor)
1 cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
In a bowl combine the sugars and butter until mixture is mostly smooth (more mixing makes a more cakelike cookie)
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
Mix eggs and vanilla extract into the butter/sugar mixture.
Slowly mixing the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until combined.
Using a spoon mix the chocolate chips into the batter until evenly distributed.
On a baking sheet scoop out balls of approximately 2 tbsp size. If you want taller rounder cookies you can chill the day after you scoop it.
Bake at 190C for 9-11 minutes. We prefer more underdone cookies so we tend towards the 9 minute mark.
Let cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Eat all the cookies in one glorious feast!
I hope you enjoy! I know I always do.