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Then you have Toll House® Maxi cookies – the perfect treat for our chocoholics.
When was the last time you pulled out a cookie sheet covered with maxi sized, double chocolate chip cookies?
We’ve all baked a batch of cookies at one time or another. In fact, we have probably prepared hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies.
The traditional chocolate chip cookie has reached cult status in this family – it is our signature cookie at holiday gatherings.
While organizing another stash of recipe clippings today, I came across a single recipe card pulled out of a magazine years ago.
It was for the Toll House® Maxi Cookies – you know those huge, 3 ½-inch wide, soft, and chewy cookies.
The recipe card is from the Nestlé’s® Company, Inc. copyright 1983!
In our vintage family recipes, lard is used as the shortening – thanks to Pennsylvania Dutch roots. Yes, lard does produce a distinctive taste in cookies and pie crusts.
This brand of lard has:
- All Natural – no artificial ingredients
- 0 Grams Trans Fat, Naturally Gluten Free
Crisco© may have half the saturated fat of butter but it contains all those ingredients one hates to find in food products: Fully Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Palm Oil, Mono And Diglycerides, TBHQ And Citric Acid (Antioxidants).
They do have a “butter” flavor shortening but here are some of its ingredients: Natural And Artificial Flavor, Tbhq And Citric Acid (Antioxidants), Beta Carotene (Pro Vitamin A) Added For Color.
I stick to the real thing!
More recently, I’ve baked chocolate chip cookies with butter but the best compromise is to use half butter – half lard.
The resulting cookie batter still does not taste like the lard version but it is so much healthier. And…lard is still better for you than hydrogenated fat in Crisco© baking products.
We have not seen Nestle’s® jumbo chocolate chunks recently but they could easily be duplicated by breaking up a dark chocolate bar into small pieces. You can buy these high quality maxi chips in milk or white chocolate. I also found these “mega chunks” of chocolate perfect for cookies or brownies.Print
The classic Toll House cookie…in a maxi size. Recipe was found on a card attached to the spine of a “vintage” cooking magazine.
Nutrition: Ha! If we have to know about the nutritional aspect of these cookies, we probably should not be eating any – not even one.
The way we look at it… if the “devil made me do it” then we are knowingly indulging in the calories. Bet you can’t have just one.
This is not our recipe.
I’m including this vintage recipe here for my benefit. The card has been misplaced so many times.
The chocoholics is this family raise three cheers for Nestlé’s©!
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