This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

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 Nestlé Toll House Cookies recipe are 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 in Whitman, Massachusetts 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 recipe.

In 1939, she sold Nestlé the rights to reproduce her original 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 the perfect cookie recipe no matter what the age or occasion.

Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe ingredients in a bowl.

how to make Nestlé toll house cookies

DRY INGREDIENTS. In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt and stir 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. Use a cookie scoop to form dough balls and drop them, evenly spaced, onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

BAKE. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Larger cookies bake for 11-13 minutes.

Picture Perfect Chocolate Chips: After I form the dough into balls and place them on the baking sheet I like to add 4-5 chocolate chips to the top of each dough ball. This is totally optional, but I love how the chocolate chips spread out during the bake time and sit prettily right on top of each cookie. 

Toll house cookie dough recipe in mixing bowl.

variations

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

  • Chocolates: Cacao Dark Chocolate, Regular Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate
  • Seasonal: Peppermint, Pumpkin Spice
  • Unicorn
  • Butterscotch
  • Espresso
  • 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.

Too thin. Traditionally these cookies are a flat cookie with a chewy center and crisp edge. If you fine them to be too thin, simply add 1-2 tablespoon of flour to the remaining dough. The chill time help keeps the dough from spreading too thin.

Tough cookies. Mixing the dry ingredients in a separate bowl ensures that the baking soda and salt are thoroughly mixed into the flour. Once the dry mixture is added to the wet ingredients you just need to mix until combined. Overmixing can cause the gluten to overactive resulting in a tougher cookie. 

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.

Baking at High Altitudes of 3,000 feet or higher, can affect the way you mix and bake drop cookies. Arizona is definitely not high altitude so I did a bit of research dn found some tips for you to try:

  • Don’t overbeat the eggs
  • For every cup of sugar reduce it by 1 tablespoon at 3,000 feet or 3 tablespoons at 5,000 feet 
  • Reduce the amount of baking soda by ⅛ teaspoon at 3,000 feet or ¼ teaspoon at 7,000 feet
  • For every cup of flour increase the liquid by 2-3 teaspoons water at 5,000 feet or 3-4 teaspoons at 7,000 feet.

Increase your oven by 20°F AND decrease the bake time by 1-2 minutes. Bake one or two cookies to determine the best time before baking the rest of the dough.

Nestle toll house cookies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

SToring info

Make ahead and freeze. I like to form the chocolate chip cookie dough into balls then freeze in an airtight bag or container. 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. Line the dough balls on a pan and place them in the freezer. Once they are solid transfer them to a freezer Ziploc. The dough can be frozen for 8 weeks.
  • Form the dough into a 15-inch log. If it becomes too long, make two or 3 logs. Wrap the log with plastic and again with foil. When you’re ready to bake allow it to thaw a bit, then slice the log into disks and bake.

STORE baked cookies. Be sure to let the cookies cool on a wire rack before storing them. They can be kept at room temperature, in an airtight container, for 4-5 days (Toss in a piece of white bread as well to help keep them soft and chewy).

FREEZE. Store cookies, separating the layers with parchment paper, in a freezer safe container. You can also place 1-2 cookies in a fold top sandwich bag and store the bags together in a freezer Ziploc this makes it really easy to grab a baggie and toss in a lunch box or day bag for later. Frozen cookies can last for up to 3 months.

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

For More yummy Cookies, try:

5 from 9 votes

Nestlé Toll House Cookie Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Nestlé Toll House Cookies are one of the most iconic chocolate chip cookies. They are bursting with chocolatey chip perfection!
Servings: 36
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 18 minutes

Ingredients 

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.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 36g, Calories: 155kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 146mg, Potassium: 49mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 173IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Making this recipe? Tag us!
Share it with us on Instagram using the hashtag #lilluna, so we can see what you’re creating in the kitchen!


About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

So Easy & So Yummy

Get my cookbook!

My new cookbook is the ultimate resource for feeding your friends and family with 200+ simple recipes including videos, tips & more!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made these for a Christmas Party and they were a hit. My only issue was I couldn’t get them to look flat like the picture. Mine were smaller and thicker. Anyways so good still.

  2. 5 stars
    Yummy! These are amazing and so delicious! My family was all over these, so excited to make this again soon!

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

  4. 5 stars
    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.

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