Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies


This original Toll House cookie recipe from Nestl茅 evokes pleasant childhood memories. Sweet, perfectly chewy, and hard to resist, this famous American chocolate chip cookie is a treat no matter what the age or occasion. Enjoy it with a glass of cold milk. Cookies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to eight weeks.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
60 cookies

The original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe is proof you can't go wrong with a classic.

Toll House Cookies Ingredients

You likely already have all the ingredients you'll need to make the famous Toll House cookie recipe. If not, here's what to add to your grocery list:

路 Flour: These classic cookies start with all-purpose flour.
路 Baking soda: Baking soda acts as a leavener, which means it helps the cookies rise.
路 Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavors of the other ingredients. It strengthens the protein, which makes the cookies chewy.
路 Butter: Two sticks of butter add richness, tenderness, and moisture. It also lends a bit of structure.
路 Sugars: A blend of white and brown sugars create the perfect sweet, cozy flavor.
路 Vanilla: Vanilla extract is a flavor enhancer, adding a touch of complexity.
路 Eggs: Two whole eggs lend moisture and richness. Plus, they act as a binding agent for the dough.
路 Chocolate chips: Of course, you'll need semisweet chocolate chips! You can substitute milk or dark chocolate to switch things up a bit.
路 Chopped nuts (optional): If you want, you can add chopped walnuts or pecans for a pleasant crunch.

Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies close up on a plate

How to Make Toll House Cookies

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below 鈥 but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make the traditional Toll House cookie recipe:

1. Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Beat the butter, sugars, and vanilla in another bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
3. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
4. Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto a prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Original Nestle® Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to Store Toll House Cookies

Store the (completely cooled) chocolate chip cookies in a single layer in a shallow, airtight container for up to five days. If you're worried about the cookies drying out, add a slice of bread to the container 鈥 it will absorb the dry air instead of the cookies!

Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Can You Freeze Toll House Cookies?

Yes! You can freeze Toll House chocolate chip cookies and Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough.

路 To freeze baked cookies: Allow the baked cookies to cool completely. Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet, cover, and freeze for about three hours or up to overnight. Transfer the now-frozen cookies to a zip-top bag or freezer-safe container. Wrap in at least one layer of foil for extra protection. Freeze for up to two months.
路 To freeze cookie dough: Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover and freeze for about three hours or up to overnight. Transfer the now-frozen cookies to a zip-top bag or freezer-safe container. Wrap in at least one layer of foil for extra protection. Freeze for up to two months.

More Toll House Cookie Tips

Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind before you start baking:

路 To make pan cookies: Grease a 15x10-inch jelly roll pan. Follow Steps 1 to 3 above. Spread dough into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 48 bars.
路 To make slice and bake cookies: Follow Steps 2 and 3 above. Divide dough in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm, about one hour. Shape each half into a 15-inch log; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to one week (or freeze for up to nine weeks). When ready to bake, preheat the oven as in Step 1. Cut dough logs into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Follow Steps 5 and 6. Makes about 60 cookies.
路 High altitude baking instructions (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons of water with flour and reduce both white 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.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Recipe was easy to follow and delicious," raves Diana Nelson. "I used a melon baller to make the cookies a consistent size. I can't wait to make them again."

"This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe," says one Allrecipes community member. "Always a hit! Easy and quick to whip up as well as modify to keep things interesting. Most recent modification: Added a slice of Mars Milky Way bar in the middle of each cookie."

"I loved this recipe and I will definitely make it again," according to mini_chefette. "To spice it up a little, I added some M&M's to half of the batch. They are delicious cookies."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 录 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (such as Nestl茅 Toll House)

  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

  3. Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels and nuts.

  4. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 9 to 11 minutes, switching racks halfway through.

  6. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
6g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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