Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 60 cookies (5 dozen)


Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chunk Cookies will be perfect whether you prepare this classic as a pan cookie, refrigerated cookie or drop cookie.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


PREHEAT oven to 375º 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 chunks 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.

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.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (3,500 to 6,000 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add teaspoons water with the flour; reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.

Best Cookies

by D. Danielle , on Dec. 2008

These are the best cookies I have ever had. When I made them for the first time, my whole family loved them. I recommend this recipe to anyone who loves chocolate chip cookies.

just a small change...

by J. Jennifer , San Dimas, CA on Dec. 2008

This is a wonderful recipe, but made better by using half butter and half margarine instead...just seemed to give the cookies a crisp oustside, but very moist middle...SOOO good!!

Best Cookie Recipe Ever

by T. Tracy , O fallon, MO on May. 2008

Just like everyone else, I have been making these cookies for a lifetime. My secret is to make sure the creamed ingredients are mixed thoroughly. I am not sure what life would be without Toll House Cookies!

how to make them chewier

by E. Ellen , Brookline, MA on Sep. 2007

I've been making toll house cookies for about 35 years and I've learned that you get a chewier cookie when you: a) use margarine, not butter (butter gives a richer flavor, but a crunchier texture); b) add in a couple tablespoons of extra flour. I'm from a 100% butter family so this doesn't come naturally to me, but believe me, it makes a difference. I've made them thousands of times, with marg, butter, and vegetable shortening.

Best of the Best

by D. DONNA , BETHEL, CT on Jun. 2007

I have been making these cookies for the last 20 years and they are always excellent! They are chewy and rich in flavor. I love adding the walnuts for added flavor. I often make 2 batches and keep one in the freezer for those last minute cookie cravings.

Original Nestles' Toll House Chocolate Chunk Cooki

by J. Jane , Liberty, MO on May. 2007

These are the best thing for a chocolate craving!! They are easy to make and easier to eat!!

These cookies are great!

by A. Anita , HOLLAND, PA on Apr. 2006

I made these for a birthday party and they were gobbled up. They were so delicious. The larger chocolate pieces made them yummier.

Chunks are best

by N. NICOLE , WYANET, IL on Apr. 2006

I bought the chocolate chunks originally to make chocolate chunk pancakes with, and then I had some left over, so I put them in the cookie recipe. Never knew you could improve on an already excellent recipe. There is something about using the chocolate chunks that make the cookies that much better. I will probably make with chunks from now on. I make a double batch, for some don't make it to the oven, and some are had fresh out of it. I also freeze some for later eating (and enjoying). They freeze very well, and are great slightly frozen as well.

Love the Chunks!

by T. TRICIA , KANEOHE, HI on Apr. 2005

How can you possibly improve on the original Toll House Cookie? If you are a chocolate lover, the large chunks make these even better! We loved the big chocolate pieces in the cookie! They did not last long in my house!

how can you go wrong

by j. joel , FORT DODGE, IA on Feb. 2005

with something that has or is Toll House. these were some of the best cookies I have ever made.