The Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe is the first recipe many of us ever made, often with our mothers or grandmothers. This classic chocolate chip cookie recipe is one that has been enjoyed for decades.
Toll House Cookie Recipe
However, one of my favorite things about baking the same recipes for years is all the little adaptions I come up with over time. If you’re like me (and my mother and her mother before here) you do the same.
I’m excited to share with you MY version of the world’s most famous chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Whenever I’d bake the Nestle cookie recipe from the back of the chocolate chip bag, I’d end up adding a couple of spoonfuls more flour to the dough to get it the right consistency. This recipe uses a quarter cup more flour than the original.
With the original Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe, I’ve found the cookies often spread quite a bit. I’ve also found that many times the chocolate chips sink to the bottom of the cookie. The photos below help illustrate this.
In this recipe, it turns out less is more! Reducing the better helps prevent the cookie from spreading so flat. Don’t worry, it’s still got that delicious, buttery cookie taste!
Chilling the cookie dough before baking the cookies helps alleviate both problems. I added a half a teaspoon more baking soda to the dough so the cookies spread just the right amount during baking.
Yes, dough chilling can take time and planning. That said, even just one hour in the fridge can make a difference in the outcome of your cookies.
With a few very simple ingredient changes, and some dough chilling, I think these cookies go from good to GREAT.
These cookies are soft and chewy with sweet chocolate chips in every bite. Serve them with an ice cold glass of milk to make the kid in everyone extra happy.
Toll House Chocolate Chips Cookies are the first thing many of us learn to bake for a good reason: they’re so easy and virtually fool-proof. The only equipment you need is a mixing bowl, a spoon and a cookie sheet.
I can’t think of a single occasion when a batch of fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies wouldn’t be welcome. This is the perfect cookie recipe to share with friends over a cup of coffee or to tuck into a school lunch box.
The ingredients in my adaption are the same as the original.
Amounts and full instructions found below in recipe card,
- Baking Soda
- Brown Sugar
- Granulated Sugar
- Chocolate Chips
While the original recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag includes nuts as an optional ingredient, I prefer my chocolate chip cookies without nuts. If you enjoy nuts in your cookies, chopped walnuts or pecans would be a nice addition!
Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookies are nothing fancy and that’s part of their appeal. Pretty Sugar Cookies, festive Gingerbread Man Cookies and dainty Orange Slice Cookies all have their time and place but sometimes you just want the simple pleasure of a truly good chocolate chip cookie.
If you’ve been making the Toll House Cookie recipe for years, I can’t wait for you to try my “new and improved” adaptation and let me know what you think!
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The Best Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour*
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened salted or unsalted is fine
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup dark brown sugar packed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups Nestle Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips other chips can be used
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer beat together butter, sugars and vanilla until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition.
- Add in half the flour, along with all the baking soda and salt. The dough will be thick, that's how you prevent the flat cookies. Mix by hand to combine, then add remaining flour and chocolate chips.
- If possible, cover and chill the dough for at least one hour, but not more than 24 hours.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Scoop dough into rounded tablespoons and place onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving approximately 2 inches of space between cookies. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until starting to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheets, on wire cooling racks, for two minutes. Then transfer cookies to wire cooling racks with a spatula to allow to cool completely. Store tightly covered.