The show: Friends, season 7 episode 3: The One with Phoebe’s Cookies
The recipe: Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies
The story: As I set out to make recipes to represent my favorite movies and TV shows, I knew Friends had to be one of them. Not only do I have Friends marathons whenever possible (with people like Emily), but its 10 seasons gave me plenty of material to pick a recipe. One of my favorite episodes, The One with Phoebe’s Cookies, is centered around a family recipe for chocolate chip cookies that Monica tries to recreate. The recipe, passed down from “Nesele Toulouse,” ends up being the classic cookie recipe found on the back of Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip bags.
Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 60 cookies Prep: 15 minutes Cook time: 9 minutes
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (1 package) Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
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.