We met them for dinner in London (check out my dessert!) Here in England they sell chocolate chips, but they are not the same.
First off they come in either milk or dark- no semi-sweet or bittersweet. The brands available are only so/so, you'd almost be better buying a nice bar of chocolate and breaking it up yourself. Then they come in 100g bags: 11.5oz = 326g!! I'd have to buy at least 3 bags to get 1 bag of Nestles'. Then to top it off the chocolate chips are way smaller then the Nestle ones!!
So, I was really grateful to my friends for this thoughtful gift!! Nothing beats Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies when you need a cookie fix! I love mine with a cold glass of milk. Reminds me of my childhood. My sister and I used to bake these from scratch from time to time.
Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies: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 (12-oz. pkg.) Nestle Toll HouseSemi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
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. I used my icecream scooper that I use for cupcakes to make these cookies big. It says you should be able to get about 5 dozen cookeis, I had 1 1/2 dozen maybe? Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
note: Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips can be sourced through many different online American grocery stores/shops. However because of duty charges and shipping costs they are over priced and unless in a real fix would never buy them at that price! The recipe is from the package of the chocolate chips.