Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Ultimate Candied Chocolate Chip Cookies
Truly the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.
Serves: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 13 Minutes


1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
12 ounces chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla.

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; blend into creamed mixture.

Stir in mini chocolate baking bits and nuts, if using.

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Do not overbake.

Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks.

Store in tightly covered container.