One Sweet Tale
For more than 75 years, we’ve been a part of bakers’ favorite recipes—and memories. You’ve trusted our quality ingredients to make your treats the best they can be, and in return, we’ve come up with some pretty delicious innovations to inspire the creations you share with those who mean the most to you. We’re excited about what the future holds and know that together with you, we’ll continue to Bake the world a better place™. Here’s a look back at how it all started.
A True Original
Many bakers have their own version of the chocolate chip cookie. And it all started back in the 1930s. Ruth Wakefield, co-owner of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts, cut up a NESTLÉ Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar and added the bits to her cookie recipe, expecting the chocolate to melt all through the cookie. When she opened the oven, she discovered the chocolate bits had only softened. Our NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® chocolate chip cookie was born!
Cheering Up the Troops
As the chocolate chip cookie gained popularity, we came up with new ways to inspire our baking friends. First, we made it easier to bake up treats by introducing Semi-Sweet Morsels, so bakers wouldn’t have to chop up their chocolate. Then beginning in 1958, we started creating different morsel flavors so bakers could add a personalized twist to their favorite recipes. As baking trends evolved, we added Butterscotch, Milk Chocolate, Mini, Premier White, Dark Chocolate, special flavors like Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate, and even seasonal flavors like Pumpkin Spice.
Rethinking a Family Favorite
Our innovations don’t stop with the ingredients we make. In the 1960s, we came up with a quicker way to enjoy scratch-made taste—the pan cookie. This type of cookie recipe may not have changed the world, but it made it easier than ever to bake some good, whether to welcome a new neighbor, congratulate a friend or wish a colleague a happy birthday.
Our New Take on Fresh‑Baked
By the 1990s, family schedules were growing busier than ever. Pan cookies were great, but NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE realized we could offer bakers something new (and even easier): Refrigerated Cookie Dough. Inspired by the famous Toll House recipe and made with ingredients like real chocolate chips, these innovative cookie doughs found their way into the homes (and hearts) of millions of cookie fans who loved the fresh-baked taste.
Quicker Ways to Bake Some Good
Over the last few years, bakers have shared their recipes for quick treats for one (think cake in a cup). Inspired by these cravings for fast, single-serve desserts, we launched Frozen Cookie Dough in 2014. Made with wholesome, quality ingredients and conveniently portioned into single servings, our doughs give bakers a super-quick way to share a smile and bake some good, one cookie at a time.
Bakers have also been sharing #bakinghacks that save them time and add a little variety to their routines. So in 2016, we introduced our baking mixes. Each box contains a full cup of our morsels, along with the perfect starter mix for an endless number of treats. Cookies? Brownies? Waffles? Yes, yes and yes! Bakers can get creative and even add their own touch to dessert with these versatile mixes. And each mix is made with the kind of quality ingredients our baking friends expect from the NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE brand.