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Toll House Cookies

Toll House Cookies are everyone’s favorite chocolate chip cookies. Crispy edges and soft middle make this treat absolutely irresistible.

Toll House Cookies

Toll House chocolate chip cookies from Nestle are the most well known and original chocolate chip cookies out there. Learn how to make these at home with just a few adjustments from the original recipe.

How Nestle Toll House Cookies Started

The recipe for Toll House cookies came about in the 1930s when Ruth Wakefield, the owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, developed the chocolate chip cookie recipe by adding bits of pieces of Nestle Semi-Sweet chocolate expecting it to melt into the cookies but learned it kept it’s shaped and therefore chocolate chip cookies were born.

In 1939, Ruth sold the rights to her recipe to Nestle where they produce the recipe on Nestle chocolate chip packages.

how to make Nestle toll house cookies

Tips for Making the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Don’t over bake! Over baking by leaving them in the oven too long, or at too high of a temperature can lead to browning/burning on the bottom before they are done inside.
  • If you are not a fan of nuts, you can leave the walnuts out of the recipe. Just make sure to add 2 extra tablespoons of all purpose flour if you do leave them out.
  • Make sure to chill the dough for best results.
  • Measure the flour accurately. Use a knife to level it off to make sure you get exact measurements.

Toll House Cookies Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour (plus 2 tablespoons if not adding nuts)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (12 ounce) bag Nestle chocolate chips
Optional: 1 cup walnuts, chopped

How to Make Toll House Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda and set aside.

In separate large bowl, cream together with a mixer the butter, white sugar, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.

Beat in the eggs one at a time after each addition and until light and creamy. Slowly mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt mixture until fully combined.

Stir in the chocolate chips and if you are adding nuts. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. Drop by large spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.

Bake 8 -10 minutes in oven, or until the edges are lightly brown. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

how to make toll house cookies
Toll House Cookies

Toll House Cookies

Yield: Serves 36 - 40
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Toll House Cookies are everyone's favorite chocolate chip cookies. Crispy edges and soft middle make this treat absolutely irresistible.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (plus 2 tablespoons if not adding nuts)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag Nestle chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
    2. In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda and set aside.
    3. In separate large bowl, cream together with a mixer the butter, white sugar, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
    4. Beat in the eggs one at a time after each addition and until light and creamy. Slowly mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt mixture until fully combined.
    5. Stir in the chocolate chips and if you are adding nuts. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes. Drop by large spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
    6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes

Tips for Making the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Don’t over bake! Over baking by leaving them in the oven too long, or at too high of a temperature can lead to browning/burning on the bottom before they are done inside.
  • If you are not a fan of nuts, you can leave the walnuts out of the recipe. Just make sure to add 2 extra tablespoons of all purpose flour if you do leave them out.
  • Make sure to chill the dough for best results.
  • Measure the flour accurately. Use a knife to level it off to make sure you get exact measurements.

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