Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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A Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe? Those who come across this might be a bit perplexed. After all, aren’t Toll House Cookies available in a premade dough that you can just bake in the oven?

Many might think that is the case, but the truth is, there is a recipe for these cookies that predates the premade dough so many of us use. Read on to find out more.

The first chocolate cookies were made by accident when a woman named Ruth Wakefield of Wakefield, MA. She was making cookies and the decided to add a bar of Nestle chocolate chips to the batter. She thought this would make the cookies chocolate, but they turned out being chocolate chip instead.

The recipe was made famous when it was published in a Boston area paper named after the Tollhouse Inn restaurant that Wakefield owned with her husband.

Nestle then took her recipe to the next level when the company decided to sell its chocolate chips broken up as morsels rather than in the bar form it was originally sold in. This made the recipe easier to make and it was featured on the back of the chocolate chip packages.

It wasn’t until much later that Nestle decided to come out with premade and frozen dough so that making the cookies would be even easier.

As time goes on, Nestle Toll House Cookies have grown in popularity. Massachusetts decided to make them their state cookie, they were featured in an episode of Friends and many malls have their own Nestle Toll House shops where consumers can buy cookies, ice cream and more.

Those that are looking to go back to a simpler time and enjoy the wholesome taste of homemade Toll House cookies will enjoy this recipe. This is the famous Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookie recipe, the one moms have been baking for decades. And adding the homemade touch will ensure that you include that special ingredient….love!

Nestle Toll House Cookies

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks, 1/2 pound) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts

Directions:

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

2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture.

3. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

4. Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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