Original Nestle® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Original Nestle(R) Toll House(R) Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 27 mins

Original Nestle® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies

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"Get your glass of ice cold milk ready! Each cookie, loaded with chocolate chips and nuts, is a treat worthy of dunking. Try them as pan cookies, cut into brownie-like squares."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    11 mins

    27 mins


  1. PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2003

Classic recipe! One trick to prevent the cookies from being crisp and flat, mix in a small package of instant vanilla pudding to the batter before adding the chips.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 08, 2011

Apologies to all you 5-star-givers out there, but there is something wrong with this recipe. The batter liquifies during baking, resulting in cookies that are paper-thin and unappetizing. I am more than willing to try the many suggestions for improvement available on many websites, but why doesn't Nabisco correct this recipe? I'm a very good cook and baker, and these cookies are thinner than anything I have ever baked.

Mar 29, 2008

HERE'S HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT COOKIE: First off, make sure the eggs and butter are at room temperature before using. Big difference. Second, add 2 heaping tsp. of vanilla. Third, add 1.5 tsp. of cinnamon. Add the nuts or don't. HAND MIX EVERYTHING AT THE VERY END. Seems like the majority of the time, these recipes call for too much mixing! If you've taken forever to do this, set it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Bake for the 9 minutes. Put the remaining dough back in fridge. Very easy and you will have everyone in your house loving you. :)

May 03, 2005

This has been the recipe my family has used since I was little, however when it came time for me to make them they always came out flat. By suggestion of my sister in law what I did was used Baking Poweder instead of Baking soda, split the butter with 1/2 crisco butter and 1/2 sweet unsalted butter, doubled the vanilla, and used just 1/4 cup of white sugar and made the rest light brown sugar. I also beat the butters and sugars with my electric beater and slowly added the eggs. Oh and last but not least a packet of instant vanilla pudding just before I added the chips. End result, awesome cookies that were so thick I had to pre-flatten them before going in the oven!! Really thick and chewy.... P.S. I decreased the amount of sugar because with the instant pudding if you don't decrease the sugar it will be a little too sweet.

Nov 07, 2003

This is my family's absolute favorite cookie. I always double the recipe and keep the dough handy in my freezer. I do have a few recommendations: 1) Use only half the amount of salt. 2) Use half butter and half margarine instead of all butter. Otherwise, the cookie may turn out too flat. 3) Try refrigerating or even freezing the cookie dough before baking. That will also help the cookie to be less flat. Enjoy!

Oct 25, 2010

I didn't have any flour, so I used breadcrumbs. I hate salt, so I put in chili powder. Butter is fattening--I substituted unflavored gelatin. I didn't have chocolate chips either, so I used ground beef. DELISH YOU HAVE TO TRY THEM!

Dec 14, 2003

My favourite chocolate chip cookie - they turn out moist and chewy. I use slightly less nuts, underbake by about a minute to ensure maximum chewiness, and refrigerate the batter for about 15 minutes prior to baking. Great cookie!!!

May 27, 2006

Hi, I'm from germany. Since I was an exchange student in Canada I just love chocolate chip cookies. I always was disappointed when I bought some at the coffee shop, they just didn't taste like "mom's". So I decided to bake some on my own and found - after comparing with other 5 stars recipies - this recipie. The cookies turned out just great and were realy jummy. I left out the nuts and added 4 tabelspoon of cocoa. We don't have vanilla extraxt here in germany so I used two packets of vanilla sugar. I also mixed the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa and the chocolate chips in a bag. I put the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking. I also droped the dough with an tabelspoon on a cold baking sheet.


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  • Calories
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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