Nestle Toll House Cookie Variations
There is only one way to make The Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, but there are many ways to change the look, taste and texture of this cookie.
I have been making Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies for years and this cookie is always a hit for any gathering or holiday party.
Today I want to talk about some simple variations you can use to make your cookies even more spectacular.
Tips and Tricks for Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies:
I only use the best and freshest ingredients in my cookies. I use pure cane sugars, real butter, unbleached flour and pure vanilla extract. Nestle Toll House Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunk Morsels tend to have the best chocolate flavor, in my opinion. All of these make a huge difference in the taste of your cookies.
It is important to not use melted butter or butter that has been softened too long. The colder you can keep it and still blend in the other ingredients the better. Follow this tip and you will have thicker, softer, moister cookies.
I get the best results when I use stainless steel cookie sheets, not aluminum. My cookies tend to turn out thin and chewy when I use aluminum or glass. Save the aluminum for the cakes.
My Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:
Adapted from the Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, but not room temperature (when you pinch it with thumb and index finger and it barely makes an indentation)
3/4 cup pure cane granulated sugar
3/4 cup pure cane packed brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
2 cups (12 oz) Nestle Toll House Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunk Morsels
Instructions for my Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Place oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a stand mixer, beat butter until creamy (do not over beat), add granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
Continue to beat until fully combined.
Add baking soda and salt, mix well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour, evenly stir in chocolate morsels.
Drop by large soup spoon, (make as round as possible, makes about a 1 1/2 inch ball) onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 2-3 minutes: remove to wire cooling racks to cool.
Makes about 1 1/2 dozen large cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:
Prepare dough the same as above, then spread into a greased 13×9 inch pan. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted onto the center of the cookie bar. Cool pan on wire cooling rack. Cut in to bars of desired size.
Here are some simple changes you can make to your cookies to make them even more exciting and delicious; instead of adding 1 bag (2 cups) of Nestles Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, add:
- One bag (2 cups) of Nestle Toll House Mini Morsels along with 1/2 bag (1 cup) of the Semi- Sweet Chocolate Chunk Morsels, this makes an extra chocolaty cookie.
- For the butterscotch or peanut butter lover in the family, 1/2 bag (1 cup) of butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips and 1/2 bag (1 cup) of regular chocolate morsels.
- A bag of chopped Andes Mints, these were a big hit for the holidays.
- Almost any chewy candy bar such as: Snickers, Milky Way, or 3 Musketeers are also great additions.
- Of course the usual M&M’s, Peanut M&M’s Candies or Reese’s Pieces are always well received.
- White chocolate chips and macadamia nuts are such a good combo.
- Cranberries, raisins, or other dried fruit and walnuts or pecans.
The options are unlimited, just be sure to keep the addition to about 2 cups.
I know Cookie Exchanges are usually something you enjoy at Christmas time, why not have one another time of the year. Christmas is busy and hectic and we eat enough sweets during the Holidays to last all year.
Cookies are good in other months too!
Have a Cookie Exchange or a Cookie Crafting Party just for a fun time to get together for fellowship with some friends.
Get together, share time, recipes, and ideas. Or, have everyone bring their favorite Cut-Out Sugar Cookies and decorations for a Cookie Crafting Party. What a treat any time of the year!