Monday, July 06, 2009

Nestle Tollhouse Cookies

There is a Friends episode about Nestle Tollhouse cookies, so after watching it we definitely NEEDED a batch of them. I made some on Sunday. They turned out a little flatter than usual - I'm going to have to get used to our new oven. I've made these cookies a bajillion times. My mom used to make them when I was little and we'd made ice cream sundaes on top of them. Until she became a personal trainer and realized that cookie sundaes were a good way to make your children fat.

I wasn't even going to post this really (except the photo) because I figured everyone has the recipe (it's on the chocolate chip bag) and that everyone has made them. I was talking to a coworker today though and trying to figure out why my cookies came out so flat this time, and the conversation concluded with my coworker not ever having baked the Tollhouse Cookies from scratch, always from the refrigerated dough.

Not okay. Everyone needs to make the cookies from scratch. So if you haven't, you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. Go make them. Now.


Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 measuring tsp. baking soda
1 measuring tsp. salt
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 measuring tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 (12 oz.) pkg. (2 c.) Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In Large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract; beat until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels and nuts. Drop by level measuring tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen 2 1/4" cookies.

Pan Cookie Variation: Prepare dough as directed. Spread in to greased 15 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 1" baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool; cut into 35 (2") squares.

Refrigerator Variation: Prepare dough as directed. Divide in half; wrap both halves separately in waxed paper. Chill 1 hour or until firm. On waxed paper, shape each dough half into 15" log. Roll up in waxed paper; chill 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut each log into 30 (1/2") slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen 2 1/4" cookies.

Yield: 5 dozen


lindsay said...

wow. really? um... i'm gonna totally pretend that i didn't just have a nervous breakdown because i couldn't find the correct ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch (i'm in norway and we couldn't figure out the translation for "baking soda").

Lauren said...

Wow, I definitely didn't know people from Norway read my blog!! Tollhouse Cookies are a staple in the US but I think it is doubtful that people elsewhere make them often. I just did a google search and apparently in Norway you don't have baking soda, or it's called Natron. Google says you can use double the amount of baking powder instead of baking soda.