This classic favorite chocolate chip cookie gets deep, rich chocolate flavor with Nestle® Toll House® Dark Chocolate Morsels.

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Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • 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.

  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


* If omitting nuts, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 tsp. water with flour and reduce both granulated 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.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 12.6g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 17.9mg; sodium 106mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (64)

Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious. I did double the amount of dark chocolate chips in this recipe but besides that, I made no changes or substitutions. The nuts I used were chopped pecans. Out of the whole batch, only a handful remain. This may be our new favorite cookie recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Classic chocolate chip cookie with an updated dark chocolate flavor! Like others, I found the amount of chocolate chips needed to be increased and opted to leave the nuts out because I was giving these away on a cookie tray. Overall, very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love the original toll house recipe, I did use only 1 cup of chips and added 2 cups chopped walnuts, that's how we lilke them. I enjoyed making this recipe because I only use dark chips in my cookie recipes :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Same recipe as the original using the semi-sweet chocolate chips except this uses dark chocolate chips which is wonderful for us dark chocolate fans. Because I did not add nuts (using these for gift tray and not sure who may have a nut allergy) I did add more chocolate chips to fill them up but that's the only reason. The dark chocolate chips are bigger and the bag is a 10 oz. bag instead of a 12 oz. bag. For a thicker cookie that does not spread flat use only 1 stick (1/2 c.) of butter and bake approx. 8 to 9 minutes. The outside is lightly crisp and the inside is somewhat soft and gooey. These are a classic cookie that will never ever get old or tired. I simply love them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Perfection. I doubled the vanilla and used walnuts. Amazing as always. Thanks :) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Really good cookies! I doubled the vanilla and chilled the dough to prevent the cookies from spreading too much. I used my smallest cookie scoop. I stirred in the entire bag of dark chocolate chips and then pressed an extra 3/4 cup chips on top of the cookies right out of the oven. The cookies definitely needed extra chocolate chips! (I finally was able to locate the Nestle Dark Chocolate Chips at Target.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate - I just love these cookies. I always have. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were fantastic, they had the right mixture of chewy on the inside and crunching on the edges I love! They never got hard or crumbly afterwards, but I keep my cookies in a sealed tin to prevent air from making them hard over a time period. The key is to use softened not melted butter and DON"T overmix. I toss my chocolate chips in with the dry ingredients to ensure even distribution and prevent overmixing. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
These cookies were good, but not really any different than Nestle's original recipe for chocolate chip cookies. We still prefer the Best, Big, Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from this site. I did enjoy the dark chocolate chips, especially because they are bigger than normal chips. In the future, I will just use those chips in my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. Read More