This famous classic American cookie is a treat no matter what the age or occasion. Enjoy it with a glass of cold milk.
- 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.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 1 cup chopped nuts
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.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.
SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE VARIATION:
PREPARE dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.
FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.
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Toll House Choco Chip Cookies
I am a teacher of the culinary arts in a parochial high school. This is the ONLY recipe I teach to my students for Chocolate Chip Cookies. It is the BEST.
A tried and true recipe
This has always been my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I change the recipe by using 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, and 2 tsp of homemade pure vanilla. I also use a mixture of milk, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate chips. Most of the time I omits the nuts, but when I use them it's either pecans or walnuts.
My son is 30 years old and all he wanted for Christmas was for me to bake and ship him these cookies. While this is hands down the best recipe, I made a tiny variation this year: half semi-sweet and half dark chocolate chips and 2 tsp of vanilla. Incredible!
This recipe my niece really likes
I haven't even made them yet and I'm already excited:P
Stood the test of time!!
This great recipe has certainly stood the test of time. It also works as a great springboard for testing variations. I really like to substitute all brown sugar for a slightly chewier cookie. Also to Stacy G. from , KY, try adding an additional 1/4 Tsp baking soda and make sure that the baking soda has been kept sealed so that it is fresh. This should help get the rise back in your cookies. Good luck!!
I have used this basic recipe for years. I have made 2 small modifications: 1) Decrease sugar to 1/2 cup and increase brown sugar to 1 cup; 2) Increase vanilla to 2 teaspoons. When I can find them, I substitute Ghiardella milk chocolate chips. People at my office and my family beg me to make them year-round!
they mixed fine but when they started to cook they all went together and the cookies were slimy
These cookies are the best. For a summertime (or anytime) treat - take 2 cookies and put ice cream in the center - Ice Cream Sandwich. You can not beat it.
These cookies are a classic for any occasion! Everyone loves them :)
I love this basic and classic chocolate chip cookie recipe - the only one I use.
come out flat
I've been making these cookies ever since I can remember, but since I moved from CA to KY my cookies come out flat...humidity problem???
For a twist I add orange zest and they go even quicker. Other things to try are coconut with macadamia nuts, or the raspberry swirl chips
I make these for my friends on their birthday, and by lunch they're gone! Everybody loves them and always asks for more :)
I've tried many chocolate chip recipes. This is the only one were the cookies look and taste right. Now I have friends and family always asking me to make them. Its also very easy recipe to teach others how to bake/cook.
I make these cookies every Christmas Eve, and they are the fastest to go. I need to make at least 2 batches in order to have at least half a batch left over :)
I had to increase the flour to 2 1/2 cups due to the cookies turning out flat. I live in Iowa so it is not an altitude problem.
Pan Cookie Variety
The pan cookie variation is my favorite way to make these! I like dusting a little powdered sugar on top as well once they're cooled.
too to church
I took these to a church fundraiser. Was told that I kneed to bring them to all fundraisers from now on. The cookies sold best with people asking for more.
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER
I've been using this recipe for over 30 years and it's always a favorite with my family and friends. The only change I've made is that I use only 1/4 teaspoon salt (rather than 1 teaspoon), and I add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.
Dont use salt if you use salted butter
Its obvious to me but I think i need to point it out... I like this recipe, I use this one as a base and exchange some of the ingredients as I want.
It maybe only me experiencing this but my cookies are salty and not nice at all! I only added in less than a teaspoon of salt in though!
I love making these for my family and my boyfriend. If he wants a twist I sub the chocolate chips with baking chips (like the chocolate mints but for baking), they turn out amazing.
I really didnt like the Choc chip cookies.
These are SOOOO deicious! It's a MUST HAVE for any special occasion or just a lazy day! I make 'em all the time, and my whole family loves them!
Love theese cookies
I have tried quite a few chocolate chip cookie recipes, but these are my families favorite. My daughters get so excited when we make cookies, especially if we're making Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies.
THIS DOES NOT MAKE 60 COOKIES! they are delicious, but i got no where near 60!
The best chocolate chip cookies ever
This is the ONLY recipe I ever use to make my kids chocolate chip cookies. My kids and their friends always say they are the best chocolate chip cookies ever! I agree! My mother always made them for me, too. I mix semi sweet chips and milk chocolate chips in mine. They're so good!
Choose Nestle Toll House
these are the very best cookies in the chocolate chip world i will never use any other recipe the recipe is very simple yet so delicious i have always made cookies using this recipe and my mom taught me how to make them thank you for the great memories me and my mom make them every christmas i am going to make some right now!!!!
best cookies ever
These cookies were sooooooo perfect,my parents and siblings loved it.And they were better then any other cookie I have ever eaten.....WOW!!!!!
I have been making these cookies ever since I was a little girl. I have the recipe memorized at this point and it's the only recipe I have and will ever use for chocolate chip cookies. These are absolutely wonderful! Keep up the good work!
The only thing I can say about these cookies is yummy, this is the first cookie recipe I have ever made from scratch, and I will be making these again.
The best Ever!
I've made these cookies so many times, that it's been years since I've even looked at a printed recipe! Tollhouse is the absolute best cookie ever!
I don't always make chocolate chip cookies, but i use this recipe to make the base of just about any cookie. Just substituting the chocolate chips for chocolate candies, white chocolate and nuts etc. It really works well in all cases.
I've been using this recipe most of my life and it's become a tradition. These are so good right out of the oven.
The BEST chocolate chip cookie ever!!
I have tried other chocolate chip cookie recipes and this is the best one ever!
i have used this recipe for years. i use milk chocolate chips to make them even better
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
I make a batch of the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie dough and make the bars in a pan as described for the bar recipe and decorate it for my kids' birthday parties. No more $40 cookie cakes from the mall for us. This will make the best birthday cake ever. I use the canned decorating icing to decorate just like the ones that you buy, only the cookie cake tastes 100% better because it is made from scratch with butter and you can definitely taste it. This is the only cake that actually gets eaten at the birthday party without having to throw leftovers because everyone loves it and it travels well if you need. I sometimes add some M&Ms baking pieces to the mix just to make it a little prettier also.
I love making these cookies with my daughter. We always refrigerate them for 30 minutes before baking, it helps them keep their shape. (since we live in Puerto Rico the heat from the oven and our climate make them spread out).
teaching with love
My daughter is 11 years old and she wanted to learn how to bake cookies and thanks to nestles easy recipe directions she followed them really good without my help and did great.
Cookies sent from heaven!
I make these at least once a month and have to cook over 200 because my colleges, friends, and family attack me for some! Excellent cookies would reccomend this recipe for anyone. But I add a small secret which is "A normal spoon filled with sour cream" comes out excellent! (:
The best choc chip cookies ever!!!
My husband and my son loves it. They say all the other recipes I tried are not good enough. They always ask for Original Nestle toll house choc chip cookies.
Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are a big hit at my house. They last about 2 days. Excellent and easy recipe.
This is an exceltent cookie for those people who cannot decide between a thick and chewy or a thin and crispy cookie!
These are still my favorite go to cookies. I add a half and half mix of chopped pecans and walnuts. They are delicious.
I have found add ins
I love the chocolate chip cookie recipe, It always turns out excellent. I have found that you can add 1/2 cup or creamy peanut butter to the dough when you cream the butter and sugars and I add walnuts and coconut
These are favorites around our house. No other recipe compares!
Since my daughter was born, I have been making these for the family and kids party. Everyone loves them and looks forward to seeing them on the dessert table. There are NEVER left overs. Enjoy!
The Original and Best!
How could this recipe receive anything less than 5 stars! Yummy, yummy! I did change the recipe a bit by using 1 bag of milk chocolate chips AND about 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chunks. I also let the dough sit in the refrigerator for about 36 hours before using. The dough is a little stiff but so worth it to me! I was told that they looked and tasted like gourmet cookies and were the best cookies in the world!