How do I handle sticky NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough?

The best way to avoid sticky dough is to keep it well chilled before you begin to use it. Coating your hands with nonstick cooking spray makes the dough easier to handle, too. Also try using a knife to cut the dough apart instead of using your hands.
Refrigerated Cookie Dough Baking Tips
This is required. Can we remove requirement?
Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

How do I make one Large Chocolate Chip Cookie Using NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Bar Dough?

  1. Preheat the oven to 325º F. Grease a baking sheet or pizza pan.
  2. Place the whole bar of dough with score lines or marks down on a prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the baking sheet or pan. Decorate as desired.

 

For high altitudes (3,500 to 6,000 feet): Preheat the oven as above, bake for 34 to 36 minutes.

Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

Is it okay to eat raw NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough?

No, raw cookie dough should never be consumed. Please follow the baking instructions on the package.

Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

Are the eggs used in NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough pasteurized?

Yes, they are.

Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

Can I freeze NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough products?

Absolutely! Dough can be frozen for up to 2 months when placed in the freezer before the "Use or Freeze By" date indicated on the package.

Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

How do I handle sticky NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough?

The best way to avoid sticky dough is to keep it well chilled before you begin to use it. Coating your hands with nonstick cooking spray makes the dough easier to handle, too. Also try using a knife to cut the dough apart instead of using your hands.

Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

Why do my NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Bar cookies have a slight square shape instead of spreading?

The slight square appearance or slight peaks are normal. Make sure that your oven is preheated to the temperature stated on the package. If you prefer a rounder appearance to the finished cookie, you can roll the dough in your hands prior to baking.

 

Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

How do I prevent my cookies from burning before the time stated on the package?

You may be using a “dark metal” baking sheet. Although these types of baking sheets catch and hold heat well, they may brown cookies too rapidly. Check cookies a few minutes before time stated on the package. Always place your baking sheet in the middle rack of your oven so that it is not too close to the heat source. You may also want to utilize an oven thermometer to ensure the correct baking temperature.

Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

The outside of my cookies are done but they are raw on the inside, taking too long to bake. Why?

It is important to have your oven fully preheated at the temperature stated on the recipe. If you’re starting out with frozen dough, allow extra baking time to ensure that the centers are done. Don’t place too many cookies on the cookie sheet at one time—this helps allow for even cooking. Let the finished cookies sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes prior to transferring to a wire rack. And remember that cooking times are an approximation—when cookies are golden brown around the edges, they should be ready.

Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

How do I keep cookies from sticking to the baking sheet?

Make sure that your dough is well chilled (or frozen) and that your oven has been preheated to the correct temperature. Cool your cookies for a full 2 minutes on the sheet before attempting to move them to the wire rack.

Icon / Navigation / Arrows / Medium / Down

Why do my cookies look greasy?

The dough contains margarine and fats in the formulation; therefore, it is important that your dough is well chilled (or frozen) prior to baking.

We love to talk baking.