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Most everyone who trys my baked goods always remarks at how delicious they are. I always give the glory to my mother who began teaching me how to cook when I was only 3 years old or so. Before I came
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Chocolate Chip Tidbits

posted at 10/2/2008 4:13 AM EDT
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Most everyone who trys my baked goods always remarks at how delicious they are. I always give the glory to my mother who began teaching me how to cook when I was only 3 years old or so. Before I came along, she had had two sons so she was really looking forward to a kindred baking soul, and in me, she most certainly found one. I feel a certain sympathy towards anyone who does not have a fond memory of their mother in the kitchen whipping up a batch (or a double-batch as mom did) of Nestle's Tollhouse Cookies. She would only buy Tollhouse morsels and only use the recipe that was on the back of the bright yellow and chocolate brown plastic bag that those wonderful little bits of chocolate came in. I was allowed to open the bag in preparation of that much anticipated moment when it was time to add the chips to the cookie dough. Somehow, I always managed to spill a few out onto the table and of course, those would have to be eaten as soon as they landed on the tabletop. Mom would always watch me out of the corner of her eye and ask me if I was just making sure they weren't poisonous. From the very beginning of this baking adventure when the sugar and butter were mixed together in the big Pyrex mixing bowl to the point when the final dough with the added chopped pecans were put in, we had to taste big gloppy fingerfulls after we added each ingredient to make sure the recipe was still the same and still progressing nicely - and it always was. She had four cookie sheets so that while two were in the oven we could be spooning out the dough onto the other two being certain to lick our fingers off after every spoonful was placed on the cookie sheet. We didn't worry about double-dipping or double-licking back then! Towards the end of the baking process, somehow, mom would always manage to almost burn the last pan in the oven. Those never smelled to good to me, but after my first baby-sister came along, the burnt ones were and still are her favorite. Somehow, when I'm baking Nestle's Tollhouse Cookies, I almost always manage to burn the last pan of cookies...its a good thing I know just the person to take them to. Now, after having baked these delicious treats with my own daughter I have the precious honor of baking them with my grandchildren. I hope when they walk in the house and smell that sweet, chocolatey aroma in the kitchen, someday, they will also have a best-smelling memory of their own.

Re: Chocolate Chip Tidbits

posted at 7/30/2011 8:17 AM EDT
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The smell of cookies baking is heavenly... and the Toll House cookies are the very best!

Re: Chocolate Chip Tidbits

posted at 8/11/2011 7:56 AM EDT
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There is nothing like the smell of Nestles Toll House  cookies in the oven.  It permeates the whole house!

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