Saturday, January 31, 2009

The ORIGINAL Nestle Toll House Cookie

Note: Everything about these cookies brings back memories: slumber parties, nights with my sisters watching beauty pageants, drinking cold glasses of milk while waiting for these to come out the oven... These were the first cookies I learned how to bake and I still love them!

Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts

PREHEAT oven to 375° 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.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: 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.

PREPARE dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.


Anonymous said...

Oh these cookies bring back such memories for me too! It makes me want to go make some :)

Amy said...

They are THE best cookie ever!

Anonymous said...

I have a bag of their chips in the house most of the time :) I use to live near where they were invented in Whitman, MA.

Wills Kitchen said...

I am back and will have more time to cook as we are now going back to our 4-day workweek. My wife has been sick almost the whole month of Jan. and is finally getting her taste buds back and running. She has a whole list of new recipes to try.
We have been going the lazy way using a spice cakemix but the orig is the best.