Nestlé Toll House Cookie Recipe

Nestlé Toll House Cookies are one of the most iconic chocolate chip cookies. They are bursting with chocolatey chip perfection!

We love a good chocolate chip cookie at our house, and this version is definitely at the top of the list along with BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Nestle Toll House Cookies stacked on a decorative plate

The king of chocolate chip cookies

This Nestlé Toll House cookie recipe is the king of chocolate chip cookies! Or should I say queen?

In the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield ran the Toll House Inn with her husband. Using an ice pick, Wakefield broke a semisweet chocolate bar into little bits and mixed them into brown-sugar dough, creating a chocolate chip cookie.

In 1939, she sold Nestlé the rights to reproduce her recipe on its packages, thus the Nestlé Toll House cookie is born!

This most iconic chocolate chip cookie is crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. This famous classic American cookie is a treat no matter what the age or occasion.

Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe ingredients in a white bowl

how to make Nestlé toll house cookies

DRY INGREDIENTS. In a small bowl add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix together. Set aside.

WET INGREDIENTS. In the bowl of a stand mixer add butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well after each egg is added.

COMBINE. Slowly mix in the flour mixture until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips and nuts.

CHILL. Cover the bowl and chill for at least 4 hours to overnight.

PREP. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

SCOOP & BAKE. Use a cookie scoop to form dough balls and drop them, evenly spaced, onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Optional: Add extra chocolate chips on top of each dough ball. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Larger cookies bake for 11-13 minutes.

Troubleshooting and Variations

Too thin: Traditionally these cookies are a flat cookie with a chewy center and crisp edge. If you love the taste of these cookies, but found that your batch spread out a little too thin for your liking simply add 1-2 tablespoon of flour to the remaining dough. You can also chill the dough to help keep it from spreading too thin.

Make cookie bars: Instead of baking the dough into individual cookies you can press it into a greased 5x10x1-inch baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut 48 bars.

Nestlé Morsels: Over the years Nestle has expanded their morsel flavors. If you want to change the chocolate chips out for another flavor there are so many to choose from:

  • Unicorn
  • Peppermint
  • Cacao Dark CHocolate
  • Butterscotch
  • Espresso
  • Regular dark chocolate
  • Milk chocolate
  • White chocolate
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Sea salt Caramel

See their site for even more and a link on where to buy

Nestle chocolate chip cookie balls on a sheet pan

STorage Tips

You can make this dough ahead of time and FREEZE it. I like to form them into dough balls. That way I can bake up 2 cookies if it’s for a late night snack, or 10 if we have friends over and I need a quick warm homemade treat.

  • Shape the dough into balls and flash freeze them. You do this by lining the dough balls on a pan and placing them in the freezer. Once they are solid transfer them to a freezer Ziploc. The dough can be frozen for 8 weeks.

To STORE baked cookies, put them in an airtight container for 4-5 days (Toss in a piece of white bread as well to help keep them soft and chewy).

You can also FREEZE them for later. Store cookies, separating the layers with parchment paper, in a freezer safe container. Frozen cookies can last for up to 3 months.

Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies staked on a white decorative plate

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Nestlé Toll House Cookie Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Nestlé Toll House Cookies are one of the most iconic chocolate chip cookies. They are bursting with chocolatey chip perfection!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 18 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 155 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c butter softened
  • ¾ c sugar
  • ¾ c brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 c NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 c chopped nuts I like pecans

Instructions
 

  •  In a small bowl add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix together. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well after each egg is added.
  • Slowly mix in the flour mixture until just combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and nuts. Mix.
  • Cover the bowl and chill for at least 4 hours to overnight,
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form dough balls and drop them, evenly spaced, onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Optional: Add extra chocolate chips on top of each dough ball.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes. Larger cookies bake for 11-13 minutes.

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  1. 5 stars
    I cannot resist a homemade chocolate chip cookie! They make the house smell amazing. This recipe makes the perfect cookie!

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    You really can’t beat a classic chocolate chip cookie! Give me a stack of them and a tall glass of milk and I’m a happy camper.

  3. 5 stars
    The are the perfect classic chocolate chip cookie! Easy to make and delicious every single time!

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