nestle toll house cookies salted or unsalted butter

On February 13, 2008 at 07:47 PM, Naomi (guest) said... Has any one ever made toll house cookies with peanut butter in them? I followed the directions explicitly and I even tried to manipulate the time the cookies actually baked they came out either overdone or under done. Some batches I cooked 7 minutes which made them more gooey, others 8 min for regular cookie consistency. How fun! On April 14, 2008 at 05:48 AM, an anonymous reader said... On April 22, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Vince (guest) said... Hi, I recently bought a bag of chocolate chips to make this recipe, but then I realized that it was a bag of milk chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet chocolate chips the recipe calls for. NEED Cookie Recipe for Extra Large Thick Cookies, Using Bread Flour for Chocolate Chip Cookies, 6oz cookie original toll house cookie recipe, Toll House Cookies- Make your own, they are better. I noticed Walmart's Great Value brand has simular ingredients. Butter flavor remains, but cookies are chewier and not flat or crispy. but with a little change. I think it gives a better flavor as well. I've found in making the cookies from the recipe on the back of the bag, that the more. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. If you don’t have one grab an inexpensive one, it was eye opening for me! Shanelle, did you chill the dough? I made some the other day using the recipe on the package. On June 06, 2017 at 01:19 AM, Michael Chu said... Are you using the recipe on the bag or the same recipe that you've been using for the last forty years? they don't flatten or burn. I have searched all my saved recipies packages, books ect, and it's just not there. It is the same oven, I will check temp etc. 2. On March 13, 2008 at 09:23 AM, GaryProtein said... What is vanilla essence? I harumphed and said she must be altering the recipe, because mine never came out this good, and she claimed that no, she followed the recipe to the letter. I baked cookies a lot when I was a teenager. Hope that helps! And I’ve tried a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years. I made these today, and they tasted great, however they deflated upon cooling and ended up being too thin. This is a taste test/review of the Nestle Toll House Cookie of the Year Salted Caramel Cookie. Can anyone help out on how to get the exact same cookies as in the pictures? The Bread four produces more glutin and thus a more chewy cookie. On September 08, 2006 at 04:36 PM, an anonymous reader said... We are dealing with food allergies, and I've found an excellent standard recipe: the one on Crisco paper wrap. They’re pretty good, but turned out a bit more golden then we like. I'd really like to know how to make the thin chewy looking cookies from your first picture. I follow this recipe exactly, but my cookies always come out tasting like pillsbury sugar cookies with chocolate chips in them. I baked many a cookie growing up. The single "creative" intervention was cca 2 grams of premium grade hash added to the mixture. I added a half a teaspoon more baking soda to the dough so the cookies spread just the right amount during baking. Our Best Sugar Cookie Recipes website has the most delicious and chewy Nestle Toll House Cookies! I don't use a mixer for any of this. I live at about 7500 feet. On November 27, 2010 at 11:07 PM, Michael Chu said... On December 12, 2010 at 07:01 AM, Risha (guest) said... Due to an extraordinarily limited ingredients pool, I've only got baking powder available, not baking soda. The Nestle recipe doesn’t indicate this (I don’t know why, because it should), but you should always chill your dough before scooping it. This is discussed in my Chocolate Chip Cookie post here. some times over night, mostly to make rolling the stuff in my palms much easier, Spoon?, scoop? I've been making my version of these cookies for nearly 30 years now, and have a few preferences I thought I'd share. Most other recipes, I use McCormick's. And it is YUMMY!!!! That's when I decided that Crisco must have changed their potion. ), feel free to add more than one bag of choc chips, and never overbake. On December 11, 2011 at 06:43 PM, Dilbert said... it seems that everyone from Nero the Fiddling Roman to Madonna has "the original" Toll House cookie recipe. they will look un-done in the middle and just turning brown at the edges when you extract them from the oven, but will finish perfectly during the 10 minutes after. the extra flour can make up for the lack of resting and chilling, but culinary schools (and in home economics classes back in the day) students are taught to chill the dough and thus save the cost of extra flour. On November 04, 2007 at 08:54 PM, Desperately searching (guest) said... CookieBaker would you please print your original 6oz recipe. First, taste the butter to make sure it's truly fresh. On August 14, 2007 at 10:15 PM, GaryProtein said... On August 16, 2007 at 02:14 PM, embo500 (guest) said... One thing of note: When I make these, as the oven is preheating and you're mixing your ingredients, I like to put the pan into the oven so it is preheated as well. OMG these are AMAZING!!!!! The photos below help illustrate this. These cookies are soft and chewy with sweet chocolate chips in every bite. I thought I had posted a reply, but apparently "user error" strikes again . I will now try for a 3rd time, this time using Crisco (as the original recipe called for). 2 comments; 3 bookmarks; by . I live in Malaysia and here salted butter is more commonly used for baking. Try substituting Bran Buds cereal for the nuts called for in the recipe (equal measure). Years ago the cookies were delicious and we could not stop eating them. Required fields are marked *. :). Not being used to dark brown sugar and not liking molasses I would go back to using golden brown sugar for myself. Nestles has the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe on the bag of each semisweet chocolate morsel bag. Thanks, and I appreciate it! If you having cookies come out over or under done, that’s pretty indicative of a temperature issue. Add in eggs one by one. Does granulated sugar means white sugar? The Nestle Original Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on the back of Nestles Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, removed shortening as an ingredient years ago. It can make a big difference in the final product if you use too fine of a grain of flour in cookies in particular as flour is the structure for your cookies. I look forward to trying more of your recipes. When I tried the recipe with the butter, the cookies flattened and ran, so I've always used the shortening instead. We used to buy the break off kind in the package, but I remember making these with my mother. Some time in the 90s I believe they removed the small amount of water. Please don't believe everything Cook's Illustrated says just because it's popular. Finally, I use more nuts than the recipe calls for- walnuts, coarsely chopped. On November 19, 2020 at 07:43 AM, sensiblewall said... im a newbie to cooking and just thankful that i am learning a lot in this thread :D. Cookies are useful. I do that frequently when not using egg. It's a great help in controling portions as I can bake just enough to satisfy the immediate craving. The closest I've found are cookies that are "thin and crispy". And, 50 years before the famous New York Times chocolate chip recipe "invented" the technique, Wakefield advises refrigerating the dough overnight. Toll House Super Soft Peanut Butter Cookies! 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If it is, that sounds like vanilla extract. (I'd set it out for more than 2 hours and it was still pretty hard. I will try making them again, only I think I will add maybe 2 Tbsp more butter or 2 Tbsp less flour. I bought all the bottles they rated.. and let me tell you, nothing beats a real Mexican vanilla, which W&S now carries. But if they will be eaten after they've reached room temperature, it is better to underbake them a bit, to retain the moistness. My next idea was to take the advice of a poster who said. I ALWAYS said I loved the tollhouse recipe FLAVOR but hated how flat they came out. Nowadays, this is the only recipe that I use. With a few very simple ingredient changes, and some dough chilling, I think these cookies go from good to GREAT. Now, I'd like to be able to roll out the dough and make chocolate chip horse cookies! The way to make them using butter, real butter, is this: Make sure to use unsweetened butter. Might want to retest checking this. Will it imporve the recipe? I doubt this is the issue as my friend has made the same cookies and hers were thin and chewy. 1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour. Thanks for the great recipe Christi! It just adds a rich taste to the dough, and keeps the texture softer for longer. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 Egg 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups Toll House chocolate chips . Has anyone come up with other ways (besides halving the butter which was mentioned previously) to reduce the fat? But she got chocolate chip cookies instead, so she served them, and everybody liked them. 9 recipes to browse. Then transfer cookies to wire cooling racks with a spatula to allow to cool completely. I'll definitely try Grandma's trick next time I do Tollhouse cookies, though! Today is my 2nd day of baking, and these cookies turned out FANTASTIC! Our Test Kitchen experts explain the difference between the two and recommend when you should use each. I do have many recipes that came from my great grandmother, but the Chocolate Chip Cookies are the only recipe that uses the method. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. On August 31, 2006 at 04:27 PM, samispa (guest) said... One thing I've noticed with chocolate chip cookie recipes is that sometimes it doesn't specify the size of egg. I feel like if you reduce the time you’re going to end up with browned and undercooked, and not in the good undercooked way. If you're like me, it's sometimes hard to find unsalted butter living out in the middle of nowhere, and/or the price is double from less expensive brands of salted butter. Not the Pbutter chips actual peanut butter and if so could I have the recipe? I tried these today. I had that problem a year or two ago. Could there be another reason they came out flat? Thank you for that; I'm not alone! On August 31, 2006 at 08:50 PM, Emma (guest) said... doubling or even tripling the amount of vanilla extract and adding cinnamon and nutmeg to the dry ingredients creates an even tastier, more complex cookie. My go-to recipe! Everyone I’ve shared them with agrees. This moisture will, as exposure to humidity continues, throw the measurement by mass off more and more. Super Soft And Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies chewybutterychocolate. My girls love the chipless ones and the extra chippy ones that result. I realize these veer from the classic Toll House recipe, but they are similar and, I feel, much better. This could be an urban (or rural) legend but it sounds plausible to me. I have tried the recipe a couple of times. For best results, pop the dough in the fridge overnight or at least for an hour or two, to firm … I believe this made the cookie more fudgy, whether crisp or soft. Whenever I’d bake the Nestle cookie recipe from the back of the chocolate chip bag, I’d end up adding a couple of spoonfuls more flour to the dough to get it the right consistency. Add in half the flour, along with all the baking soda and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. When I tried the tollhouse recipe without the mixer, no one wanted to eat them. I figure that in your basic cookie, you've got the elements that make the cookie want to spread out (mainly the butter and other fats), the elements that make it rise (baking powder/soda, steam released from the butter and the liquids), and elements that make it want to be firm (the small amount of gluten created in the mixing process, the egg proteins), and how the cookies turn out will be a matter of timing and temperature-- you figure that baking soda will execute its oven rise at a certain temperature, egg proteins will firm up, and the butter will melt, all with certain timing, and if you give any of those a time advantage, the cookies' shape will reflect the difference. The Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe is the first recipe many of us ever made, often with our mothers or grandmothers. It's possible they changed the recipe on the bag? 6 mins seemed the best. and each square you cut is equal to 2-3 cookies. In fact, they were some of the best I've ever had. Thank you!!! I don't use cookie sheets, I bake them in a 13 x 9 inch glass pan for 20 minutes. Top Recipes; Newest; Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes. . In the early 80's, we used Snowdrift shortening (a Hunt-Wesson brand), but can't find it nowadays. by . I wouldn't use it in a chocolate recipe where it would be overpowered anyway. I find that an oven running hot can really impact cookies a lot, almost more than anything else you bake (in my experience). I only use light brown sugar and use butter that is left out for an hour only. I recently performed a taste test between the Toll House mixture you can buy in the refrigerator case in the Supermarket and the mix on the bag. You may have to add a little less flour, depending on your flour, and I would press the cookies flat, either with your fingers or the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. On November 01, 2009 at 10:15 AM, DeannaKeller (guest) said... Hi, I have been making Nestle's Toll House cookies for the last 35 years. Read on for my easy tips for making Nestle Toll House cookies – even better! On February 19, 2008 at 08:24 AM, DragonLady said... And, ;) of course, leave out the walnuts. I have found that not only does the toll-house recipe make the best cookies ever! Now that Kelloggs/Keebler has completely ruined Famous Amos cookies, can anyone clarify for me just what one needs to do to achieve the crunchiness that once distinguished those cookies? The back of the semi-sweet chocolate morsels has a recipe that Nestle has been publishing for many years (they say since 1939).. On January 18, 2012 at 04:10 PM, an anonymous reader said... For years by neice was the Toll House Cookie baker in our family because hers always came out perfect. This makes a more dense cookie and a lot of them! And just to verify, because it’s a mistake a few people have made, you are only using 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, correct? On September 05, 2006 at 03:30 AM, LAN3 said... Mmm, I love to use half brown sugar, half white in the cookies I make, especially oatmeal scotchies. Thanks. I have not tried blending the soda with hot water in other recipes. Just warm the squares slightly in the microwave before adding, 30 sec at a time. We double the vanilla, and only use ONE egg, not two. The cookies do have a distinctive aroma and are very delicious. It is almost the same as the Toll House recipe. I used to love toll house cookies -- but, to my taste buds, the chocolate. On September 28, 2007 at 11:25 PM, Josh (guest) said... America's Test Kitchen puts out a CCC recipe for a large, thick, and chewy cookie that should hold up well to mailing as a gift assuming an air tight container. While the original recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag includes nuts as an optional ingredient, I prefer my chocolate chip cookies without nuts. Thanks! Thank you so much for sharing! Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until starting to turn golden brown. ( COLD KITCHEN!) Silly me, I added them anyway. Mix by hand to combine, then add remaining flour and chocolate chips. This is in response to the person who asked if anyone had frozen their own cookie dough before. If your cookies are turning out too thin and crisp, I can think of two possible reasons why: (a) altitude, and (b) the protein content of your flour. When ever we are making cookies to send out we make some without the chips and then add the bag to the rest of the dough. THE BEST!!! Same results every time at every phase in my life where I decided to try this recipe again, and never any luck!!! Cooled (refrigerated) dough makes a more soft thick cookie while warmer dough (specially in a hot kitchen) makes for a thinner crispier cookie. I do have a gas oven so I tweaked the temp about 10 degrees less and cook time a bit longer. Sure enough when I got an oven thermometer, it was pretty eye opening and it explained why I was either completely undercooking or over cooking things. Full printable recipe below in recipe card. The original toll house chocolate chip cookie did NOT contain shortening. When it comes to baking and coking, do you know the difference between salted and unsalted butter? They must have changed their recipe, in some way. Please do not take it upon yourself to try and add "unsalted" to the butter/margarine ingredient. As a child, I always packed my flour to measure it for cookies, just like I packed my brown sugar. I am famous for my CC cookies, and people are always shocked to hear that I use the Tollhouse recipe. When I make the regular Toll House cookie dough and bake it on standard cookie sheets, it spreads a LOT, and makes a very thin, crispy (crumbly!) The egg helps them spread out. Perfect. I’ve rounded up all of my favorite chocolate chip cookies in my Best Chocolate Chip Cookies post, don’t miss it! There may be a bit less of a margin for error in overbaking, so bake for the lower number of minutes if you prefer a softer texture. CCC is their favorite. On August 27, 2009 at 07:34 AM, Dilbert said... Chrissy's mother had always bought cheap medium eggs. On October 11, 2007 at 11:47 PM, cookieBaker (guest) said... Because the recipe was created in the "olden days", I hand mix and bake them on old-fashioned cookie sheets. Don't change or mislead "newbie/novice' bakers with YOUR interpretation of what should be added or deleted. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels 34.5 oz. Again, they tasted fine but the consistency was a bit off. The ones I baked I made them too thick. This time I tried the nestle tollhouse recipe with the high altitude adjustments (2/3 cup white and brown sugar, 2 1/2 cups flour and extra water. I now bake them every week or so... they don't last long around him. I freeze the rest in a ziplock and make cookies as we want them, nice and warm! However, one of my favorite things about baking the same recipes for years is all the little adaptions I come up with over time. What the heck am I doing wrong? I can't tell you how many things I have tried substituting that they have said is the best and there is just no way it works. I busted out laughing when I read the 'letting the butter soften and doing your business and remembering you were baking cookies'. On March 14, 2009 at 10:10 PM, marmataz (guest) said... Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite inanimate objects on earth. I also used my new mixer. Not sure yet what caused the difference, but nice to know that I was "doing it right" all those years, by not sifting the flour. I use the large bag of Nestle Chips and double everything except the shortening (I use butter) and only use the one bag of chips. How can I come up with these poor excuses for cookies, while others follow the same recipe with such great results??? If you’ve been making the Toll House Cookie recipe for years, I can’t wait for you to try my “new and improved” adaptation and let me know what you think! On January 27, 2007 at 08:29 PM, nabel (guest) (guest) said... Hi - just wondering if anyone would know how to add whey protein to the Chocolate Chip cookie recipe? First batch is always the "calibration" batch, partially cooled, they should still seem too soft. . This cuts the sweetness a bit, makes an incredibly rich cookie, and seems to stabilize the batter as well. Since comment I made on Sept. 28th, I found Mrs. Wakefield's Toll House Cookie cookbook that was written in 1949. With the original Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe, I’ve found the cookies often spread quite a bit. Sorry for the confusion. cookie. Delicious Recipes For Easy Meals, Desserts, Cookies, Cakes, Breads, Brownies And More! Still flat. On August 31, 2006 at 06:19 PM, MisterEd said... That recipe actually looks pretty good. If you undercook the cookies they stay very soft. Another decade later, long after Chrissy had married and was buying her own groceries, she asked me if I had ever figured out why my cookies had always failed...because she was now having the same problem and couldn't figure it out. The cookie has a good texture and thickness probably because of more flour and baking powder but not that crispy buttery edge and outside. I just did some experimenting and verified the chilled vs. room temp dough effect on thickness. I also like to add a little Blackstrap or Fancy Molasses to add complexity to the taste. Toll House. I struggled with each cookie sheet going in trying to figure out how long to leave them in for. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Levain Bakery - Style Chocolate Chip Cookies hugegiantchocolate chip cookieslevain bakerywhole wheat. The Nestlé® Toll House® team wanted to come up with a fun savory spin on the traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie, with a spicy Eastern inspiration. I ate about five of the hockey pucks today and feel a little nauseated. I also have a convection oven which makes the outside crispy while the inside stays moist and chewy. And then they just got popular, so yeah. After all she may not have had butter in her larder, she may have only had lard in her larder. Mrs. Fields original chocolate cookie recipe called for a small amount of milk. i didnt get a new oven and been using the same ingredients. I've never been into baking, but for some odd reason I decided to start. For 45 years, they were flat as a pancake, a little difficult to get off the pan but delicious. Thanks! I prefer soft, chewy cookies, so I undercook mine slightly (in my oven at 375 I cook for just under 8 mins, instead of the 9-11 suggested by the recipe). I generally use Nestle's Toll House semi-sweet chocolate chips, but have used Ghirardelli brand with excellent results. I would like to make a comment about the recipe on the package. On June 16, 2008 at 01:34 AM, sladevi (guest) said... Has anyone tried adding in vital wheat gluten to help keep the cookies from spreading out? I am thankful for the sharing of grandmother's cookies and will use it again. Did anyone else have a problem like this? A disappointment. However I tried them with milk chocolate chips and they were a little too cloying for my taste. My arteries will thank you. One pass in the oven for about 25 min (until golden brown on top- is that vague enough for this site?) Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies stay soft even days later–and my recipe doesn’t even require pudding mix! Neiman Marcus Cookies come with a fun backstory and a well-deserved reputation. Don't sift the flour. I was originally looking for a way to convert the standard toll house recipe to larger batches without losing taste. Also what size are you making them, the smaller they are the faster they will cook. The use of shortening probably began as a wartime substitution. On December 26, 2008 at 11:29 PM, Nef (guest) said... For years, I made these cookies without walnuts. To compensate, knock the temp to 350 until you get a thermometer and see how that goes. I have tried so many chocolate chip cookie recipes, and this one is still ALWAYS my favorite. Changing the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe feels almost like baker’s blasphemy. I’ve probably made these at least 10 times since I first came across the recipe a while back. I have heard that dairies will add salt to a butter to cover the taste of impurities from not-quite-as-fresh-as-possible milk or cream. Worked out great. Mine were flat & greasy. I have made 100s of dozens of chocolate chip cookies with her, and have never had a problem...until the 90s. Use large dollops of cookie dough and a lot of space between them on the pan. I would prefer a crunchy or at least more of a solid type cookie (no bars please). The Best Nestle Toll House Cookie. I presume that was because I unknowingly melted the butter in the microwave. The darker cookies were either cooked longer or the oven has hot spots.

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