2011 National Food Bloggers Bake Sale – LA Edition: Save the Date!

Food Blogger Bake Sale Los Angeles

What: Come support LA food bloggers on May 14th at the Second Annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale and buy some delicious baked goods to support Share our Strength and help end childhood hunger in America!

When: Saturday, May 14 from 11:30am – 2:00pm

Where: all over the Nation – see a list of bloggers and states participating in the sale — and to find out where to go for dessert!

Where in Los Angeles: BLD Restaurant – 7450 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90036

See the Los Angeles Food Blogger Bake Sale Facebook invite.

Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

So what will I be baking? Original NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, of course! Quite honestly, it doesn’t get much better than that. Our dark chocolate morsels (made with 53% cacao) are just now making their way onto grocery shelves, so this Bake Sale will be a great opportunity to give them a try!

Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels

But I will be baking these cookies my way, with a little less butter  (they thave a bigger hit of chocolate, come out a little chewier and are oh so pretty!). For those who prefer their cookies without nuts, there will be cookies with and without nuts.

Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients for 4 dozen cookies:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts*

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

*If omitting nuts, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.

Hope to see you this Saturday!

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