This classic Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe does not disappoint. The cookies are soft, and each bite is gooey and delicious.

Platter of Toll House Chocolate chip cookies.
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Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies are so easy to make and sure to be a hit. This cookie recipe is so decadent. Each bite is rich and loaded with chocolate. It is easy enough to sneak into busy schedules for a great treat.

You might also like Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe for more yummy cookies.

Why we love this recipe

In less than 30 minutes, these Toll House Cookie Recipe are combined and baked for the best batch of cookies. They taste delicious for the most popular cookie.

Ingredients for recipe: eggs, vanilla, chocolate chips, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, walnuts.


  • Light Brown Sugar 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Butter, softened at room temperature 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Baking Powder
  • SemiSweet Chocolate Chips 
  • Chopped Walnuts, optional 

The complete ingredients can be found at the bottom in the recipe card.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Nuts. We used walnuts in the recipe. Pecans can be substituted. You can also omit the nuts if you do not care for them.
  • Brown Sugar. The recipe calls for light brown sugar. However, you can use dark if that is what you have on hand. Just note that it may make the appearance of the cookies darker.

How to Make Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Step 1 – Preheat oven. Set the oven to 375 degrees F.  
Mixing bowl of butter.

Step 2. Cream the butter and brown sugar using a large mixing bowl.

Brown sugar in bowl with butter.

Step 3. Continue to mix until they are light and fluffy. We used a stand mixer to beat butter granulated sugar but a hand mixer is fine too.

Eggs added to mixture.

Step 4. Now, add the eggs one at a time. Make sure to beat after each addition. Combine with the sugar and vanilla extract. Gradually beat well after each addition to prepare the dough.

Dry ingredients in bowl.

Step 5. Combine the dry ingredients together.

Wet and dry ingredients combined together.

Step 6. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Make sure to mix until this is just combined.  Do not over mix and only gradually beat in flour.

Chocolate chips added to bowl.

Step 7. Gently stir in the semi-sweet chocolate morsels and chopped walnuts.  Fold these in by hand.

Mixture in bowl and being scooped into cookies.

Step 8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the dough to form the cookies.

Cookies on baking sheet cooling.

Step 9. Bake the chocolate chip cookies toll house for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool on baking sheets a few minutes and then place on wire racks to cool completely.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to serve?

We love to serve these cookies with a big glass of milk. It is perfect for dipping.

How to store?

Store the cookies inside an airtight container. They will keep up to 4 to 5 days at room temperature. They should not be refrigerated because it will make the cookies hard.

Can I Freeze Nestle Toll House cookies?

Yes, you can freeze nestle toll house chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you plan to freeze the cookies once baked, allow to completely cool. Then place inside a freezer container and freeze up to 3 months.

Another option is to freeze the cookie dough. You can freeze the entire batch of dough using a freezer container. When ready to use, allow to thaw overnight in the fridge.

My favorite way to freeze cookies is to form the dough balls and place on a cookie sheet. Flash freeze for 1 to 2 hours. Then place the balls in a container or freezer bag.

When you are ready to bake, just place them on a baking sheet as normal. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time since they are frozen. More tips on How to Freeze Cookie Dough.

Why are my Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies flat?

Flat cookies can be caused by several different reasons.

Temperature. The oven should be preheated. Only put the cookies in the oven once it reaches the desired temperature.

Butter. This needs to be room temperature but not melted or too soft.

Omitting nuts. If you leave the nuts out, add an extra 1 to 2 tablespoon flour to the recipe.

Platter of Toll House Chocolate chip cookies.

I’m so excited for you to try nestle toll house chocolate chip cookies. Leave a comment once you make them!

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.67 from 3 votes
This classic Toll House Chocolate chip cookie recipe does not disappoint. The cookies are soft and each bite is gooey and delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 191


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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy with a stand up mixer or hand held mixer.
  • Then mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Then gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.  Mix on a low speed and mix until just combined.  Be careful not to over mix.
  • Then gently stir in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
  • Place tablespoons of the dough onto a baking sheet using a cookie scoop.
  • Then bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are slightly golden brown around the edges.
  • Let the cookies set on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 191kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 2g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 23mg, Sodium 73mg, Potassium 93mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 176IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 22mg, Iron 1mg

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