Toll House Cookies - Original 1939 Nestle Recipe

Original Tollhouse cookie recipe. This is the classic chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. Common variations include adding walnuts, pecans or dates.

Category: Desserts

Cuisine: American

53 reviews 
Ready in 20 minutes


2 1/4 cups Unsifted all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon Baking soda

1 teaspoon Salt

1 cup Butter softened

3/4 cup Granulated sugar

3/4 cup Brown Sugar firmly packed

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

2 large Eggs

1 cup Walnuts or pecans chopped

2 cups Chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine four, baking soda and salt in a small bowl; set aside. Combine butter, sugars, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture, blending well. Stir in Nestle Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Morsels and the chopped nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bakes at 375 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes. Variations: Omit nuts and substitute one of the following: 4 cups crisp ready to eat cereal 2 cups chopped dates 1 Tb. grated orange rind, or 2 cups raisins


These came out like cake despite following the recipe exactly. Very disappointed


I used smart balance butter and foil cookie sheets from the supermarket, instead of my hard metal pan - they came out perfectly! Not a single burnt bottom or uncooked cookie. Perfect texture between crispy and soft and just all around great. By the way, if you dot want to carry your phone or comp in the kitchen, the recipe is on the back of the TH semi sweet bag.


Best chocolate chip cookie recipe out there.


Always great no matter what you do. I used 3 large eggs, 1 stick butter and 1 stick "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", and added 1 TB water per batch.



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