Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect chocolate chip cookie. For me, it’s a little crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. And a lot of chocolate chips, of course!

I have tried SO many different chocolate chip cookie recipes over the last several years and I always end up coming back to the Nestle Toll House recipe. Martha Stewart has a couple great recipes, America’s Test Kitchen (of course), and a lot of the “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie EVER” recipes from Pinterest are pretty good too! But this recipe is simple and reliable and people always seem to enjoy it.

One batch of these cookies yeilds about 60 standard size cookies. I make them a bit smaller and get about 80 cookies per batch.

You will need:

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (I use light brown)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (don’t use imitation, ever)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I like to use 1 cup milk chocolate and 1 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, both sugars and vanilla extra in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beat until combined before adding the second. Gradually add in the flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. The original recipe calls for you to drop about a tablespoon of dough onto the cookie sheet. I do about 2/3-3/4 tablespoon for smaller cookies. Bake for about 8-9 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool slightly on cookie sheet (just a couple minutes) and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container. I always put a slice of white bread in with the cookies when I store them which helps keep them fresh longer. Also, cover tightly with plastic wrap before placing lid on to increase storage time (I’ve been able to store up to about 2 weeks using this method).

Enjoy! 🙂