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Pre-1990s Original Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe

I am looking for the recipe for Nestle Toll House cookies, the original one. They changed it over 10 years ago and I am looking for the one that was on the packages before they changed it back in early 90s.


By Tracey from Hampton, VA

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October 10, 20100 found this helpful

Well, I've been making Nestle Toll House cookies for over 40 years and I don't remember their recipe changing since then but if you would like the very original recipe from 1930 (that was made by accident at the Toll House Inn in Massachesettes and ended up being marketed by Betty Crocker) here it is:

Mrs. Wakefields Original Toll House Cookie Recipe
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.)
1 cup chopped nuts

PREHEAT oven to 375° 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 morsels 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.

GREASE 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.

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October 12, 20100 found this helpful

I have the recipe from an old package (when they were still 99 cents, lol). The only difference is that they add one teaspoonful of water. It isn't much change, but it is the old Toll House recipe. Happy baking! :)

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October 12, 20100 found this helpful

This is the original recipe that was on the Nestle Toll House package. The same one we used in the 1950's. This was before they had the 12 oz. pkg. The eggs were smaller then, more like medium today. Probably why they took the water out. I just double it now and leave out the water if using large eggs. The original does taste better. Hope this is what you were looking for.


Original Toll House Cookies:

Sift 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour,
1/2 teaspoon baking soda,
1/2 teaspoon salt.

Blend 1/2 cup soft butter or shortening,
6 tablespoons granulated sugar,
6 tablespoons brown sugar,
1/2 teaspoon vanilla,
1/4 teaspoon water.

Beat in 1 egg.
Stir in one 6 oz. pkg. (1 cup) Nestle's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels,
1/2 cup chopped pecans.
Drop by well-rounded half-teaspoon on greased cookie sheet.

Bake: 375 degrees
Time: 10 to12 minutes
Yield 50 cookies

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October 12, 20100 found this helpful

Found a link for you. God bless.

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