Friday, December 5, 2008

The Official Alford Cookie

Welcome to Scrappy Jessi's Cookie Swap! Please make sure you go over to check it out. There are 40 participants so there's gonna be some yummy cookies to make.

I learned how to make this recipe from my mother in law. It is an absolute favorite in the family. Also, I've learned you don't mess with the recipe, EVER. One time I made it with No Trans Fat Crisco, they tasted the same, but they didn't rise. They looked like crisps. Another time I was being lazy & used the food processor to mix the batter. My hubby hated it. The chips no longer existed. Those Alford men take these cookies seriously & you better have them for all major holidays including birthdays.
Here's the recipe:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup
packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups
(12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ®
TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1 cup chopped nuts, we don't do the nuts in our family, but it's part of the original recipe.

Directions:PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
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. Or until husband's nose says they are done.
Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Or hand directly to waiting husband, sons, brothers in law, & father in law. (I love you guys!)


Scrappy Jessi said...

mmmm , a classic.
have fun doll


tamy@simplymein said...

oldies but goodies - no wonder they are a family requirement over the holidays!

Heidi - what's in a name? said...

nothing satisfies like a chocolate chip cookie!

Valerie said...

Those look so good.

Those Alford men have great taste!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for sharing your very special recipe with us! Have a nice day. Twyla

Monica said...

Who doesnt love a good chocolate chip cookie!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

yummie!!! looks good nothing like the classics!! hugs


Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Don't you love having hands ready for your cookie? Makes it fun, and helps so we don't eat so many!

Debbie said...

Funny, the only way I can get these to rise is using butter-flavored Crisco! I even bought new cookie sheets thinking that would help! I always tweek mine a bit by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon. Ummm-yummy :D tfs

kari and kijsa said...


kari & kijsa

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