World’ Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
I’m not one to make homemade chocolate chip cookies. I typically just buy the premade dough and pop it in the oven as needed because I just don’t have the time for anything else. I’m usually all about convenience but now that my daughter is almost three, she’s become very interested in cooking. I recently received a bottle of Nielsen-Massey Vanilla to taste in honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (yes, that’s a holiday) and I can’t believe the difference. Well, anything must be better than the Target brand “vanilla,” right?
I used my new Nielsen-Massey Vanilla to make the world’s best chocolate chip cookies. Seriously. See the recipe I followed below. I halved the recipe due to lack of ingredients and it turned out so good. The Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract really came through in the recipe so that the focus wasn’t just on the chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 ½ c. butter, softened
1 ¼ c. white sugar
1 ¼ c. brown sugar
1 T. Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
4 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 ¾ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1-12 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips. (2 c.) (I used dark mini choc. chips)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, soda, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop with a #40 scoop (looks like a metal mini ice cream scoop) or a rounded measuring tablespoonful about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased insulated baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly: remove from baking sheet. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen crackly, chewy-crispy bakery-style cookies. They are wonderful!
*Recipe courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and Renee Hartzler.
About Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
Taking premium, hand-selected beans cultivated on the Bourbon Island of Madagascar, we use our proprietary cold extraction process to gently draw out and preserve the vanilla’s over 300 flavor compounds. The result is a sweet, creamy, mellow flavor with velvety after-tones, perfect for cooking and baking both sweet and savory dishes. An exceptional “all-purpose” vanilla.
One tablespoon of vanilla extract is equivalent to one vanilla bean.
Available in 2-, 4- , 8- and 32-ounce bottles. This product is Kosher and Gluten-Free Certified as well as All-Natural, Allergen-Free and GMO-Free.
Ingredients: Water, Alcohol (35%), Sugar, Vanilla Bean Extractives.
Please visit the Nielsen-Massey website for more product information and additional recipes.
In honor of Natural Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, Neilsen-Massey is giving away a 2 oz bottle of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract to one of our readers. Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below. We will choose one winner on 5/21. Good luck!
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can't wait to try this…love vanilla
I always use whatever cheap store brand vanilla I can find. I love vanilla!
Rachel G says
I buy the store brand vanilla.
Yana Malanka says
I usually buy the more expensive one. I love putting vanilla in everything I bake . Would love to win this 🙂
Great Value haha!
Clarissa Hooper says
I buy the Aldi brand.
I usually buy McCormick.
I don't like to admit it but its the store imitation brand. It would be so nice to switch to the real deal!
missy schutz says
Usually buy McCormick, vanilla is expensive!
Michelle J. says
I use flavorganics
Nicki Joseph says
Emily Percak says
I usually use MrCormick's brand
babushkas bebe says
Omg with baby number three on the way, a stroller would be one less thing to worry about! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.
I use whatever is cheapest.
I usually buy McCormick.
Angela snoozy says
I usually get McCormick's!
judy mitchell says
i usually get McCormick's but one of my friends made her own and gave me a bottle that i am currently using.
store brand, but I love the good stuff!
Danielle Porter says
I just use great value vanilla. I'm sure this vanilla will be SOOO much better!
Usually whatever is cheapest. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)
I use mexican vanilla brands just love the taste but I love to try new products 😛
I just use Kroger brand, but I've tried some more high-end brands (my mom used to have some really good stuff) and I know Kroger isn't the best out there by far!!
Darlene Ysaguirre says
I always use Mccormick
Emi Pearce says
I use a store brand from Albertson's super market.
Sky Evans says
I use Kroger
I don't use a particular brand. Just whatever is at the grocery store. I always use the real stuff. Royal maybe? kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!
Sue Hull says
McCormick since that's what my mom always used. Thank you for the great giveaway 🙂
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Christian H says
Rebecca Parsons says
I use McCormick brand because it is just easy to get.
I use McCormick usually.
I use the big bottle of vanilla you can buy at Sam's Club. Don't know the name, probably Great Value.
Leesa McClure says
I use McCormick.
Leesa McClure says
Thanks for the cookie recipe. It sounds yummy.
Diane Cooper says
I buy McCormick's Vanilla because that is the best that is available at my grocery stores.
I don't use any particular brand. This one is great quality and I'd love to try it!
Cori Westphal says
I usually buy the generic brand. My bad!
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I typically use Nielsen-Massey it is great!
Jessica Medina says
I buy the one they sell in Aldi's.