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How do you make chocolate chip cookies?

Asked by coastiegirl96 (630 points ) March 28th, 2012

Now that I have your attention, I know how to make chocolate chip cookies. I just don’t know how to increase the ingredients to make 50 servings. Any help, jellies?

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tedibear's avatar

How many does your current batch make? Most home recipes that I know make 3 dozen regular sized cookies. Double it and you’ll have leftovers for your freezer. Or to send to me. If you’re making big cookies – like 3 ounces pre-baked weight – you might need to triple it.

coastiegirl96's avatar

@tedibear It makes 24. Send it to you.. hahaha sure. Sharing is caring after all. I’m making normal cookies. :o Lol.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

You might want to make two batches unless you have a rugged mixer. That stuff is thick.

Jeruba's avatar

I do as my mother did and follow the recipe right on the Nestle Toll House Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels package. When you drop the cookies as little balls on the cookie sheet and don’t mash them down, they come out perfect, without any burnt edges. But the cookie dough has to be firm enough so they don’t melt down too fast in the oven. If the dough gets soft, put the bowl in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

I think I must get at least 50 cookies out of one batch. The number, of course, depends in part on how big you make each one. Mine come out 3 to 4 inches in diameter after baking.

You can increase the amount of flour slightly to stretch the recipe a little without shortchanging on chocolate bits. A double batch would be a bit hard to handle. (I mix them all by hand.) As @Adirondackwannabe suggests, you might be better off to make two batches. The cookies freeze nicely if you want to make one batch ahead and then have them all fresh at once.

WestRiverrat's avatar

How many cookies do you consider a serving? One cookie each might work for young children, but if you are making them for teenagers or a construction crew you will likely need at least 3–5 cookies for each one.

SpatzieLover's avatar

In my experience, if I double the recipe I get well over 48 cookies (often in the 50–60 range). I use a small ice cream scooper to do the precise measuring for me. When I drop the rounded scoop, I do not flatten the dough.

With a scooper, you can choose to make small, medium or large cookies. All cookies will be uniform and therefore will bake uniformly.

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jazmina88's avatar

My nephew makes his cookies out of the package.

But Tollhouse cookies are the best, IMHO.

double the recipe is the easiest.

coastiegirl96's avatar

Thank you so much everyone! (: I ended up doubling the tollhouse recipe. Haha again, thanks! :D

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@coastiegirl96 Ever try a KitchenAid Mixer

coastiegirl96's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Lol, no. Not yet, hand mixing is fun :x

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