This is the chocolate chip cookie in my life, the ones Mom made (makes), the cookie I judge all others by. One whiff of the batter and I'm five years old again, licking the mixer attachment and scraping down the bowl.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp molasses
1 tsp instant coffee
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
14 oz semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Set aside.
In a stand mixer, cream the butter until smooth, then add the brown sugar. Scrape down the sides and cream until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla, molasses and coffee. Beat well. Add the dry ingredients slowly and mix in, scraping down the sides as needed. Add the chocolate chips and the nuts and mix just to combine.