Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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.
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 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts
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.