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Chocolate Chip Cookies - Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe Re-do

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To bake the best chocolate chip cookies that your family and friends will be begging you for more, we start with the Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe, make a few changes, and use a brilliant utensil, and give you some advice depending on if you have dark or light baking trays – they make a difference.

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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) room-temperature butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract with a stand mixer until creamy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
  5. Mix in flour mixture gradually. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoon (or medium ice cream scoop) onto ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.*
  8. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


* If you bake two trays at the same time, be sure to adjust your oven racks so there is ample space between them, and bake for 13-15 minutes

Different cookie trays will bake differently. See blog post for explanation. Watch to not overbake.

For cookies that look better, press 2-3 chips on top of the round dough in the trays

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American
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