Neslé Toulouse – Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If you asked me what my favourite TV sitcom is, I would have to say it is The One With Six People. I recently re-watched the entire 10 seasons of F.R.I.E.N.D.S and still loved it more than ever! I must confess that a little part of me died after finishing the last episode 😦

On the 3rd Episode of the 7th Season, Monica wanted Phobe’s grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies recipe. Unfortunately Phoebe had lost that recipe due to a fire in her house. They both spent two entire day trying to replicate the exact recipe based on an old frozen cookie albeit to no success. This was when Phoebe mentioned that her grandmother’s grandmother, Neslé Toulouse, might still have it on hand. Obviously, Monica was thrown into rage, realizing that it was the readily available recipe on the back of every Nestlé Toll House’s chocolate morsels package.

So just to save you from all the trouble trying to figure out the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, here it is! Courtesy of Google! 🙂

Original Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nestlé ® Toll House ®

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (I replaced with 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup margarine)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I omitted)
Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
I decided to also make a white chocolate chip cookie variation from Nestlé ® Toll House ®

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nestlé ® Toll House ®

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
The directions for both are the same. The only exception is the addition of cocoa powder for the white chocolate chip cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Combine flour, (cocoa powder for white chocolate chip variation), baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, margarine, 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.
  3. Roll into balls and refrigerate overnight (or longer). This will help the cookie maintain a BIG FAT shape. Not refrigerating will cause the cookies to turn out flat and thin.
  4. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.  Remove the cookies after 15 minutes maximum. Even though they may appear soft and undercooked, the cookies will start to harden after a few minutes. Do not overbake or you will get hard crunchy cookies! Slightly underbaking will produce chewy and soft cookies! OM NOM NOM

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

These were quite fantastic!! I brought them to my friend’s birthday party and everyone who tried them seemed to love them! I brought the dough over and baked them on the spot as I wanted to fill her loft with the aroma of chocolate chip cookies. Nothing beats fresh cookies right…???

WRONG… Nothing beats baking in an oven that you know best. It was my first time using her oven and I definitely overbaked the cookies. They didn’t seem to brown and appeared quite soft on top. It was only when I removed them that I realized her oven’s heat source came from below!! Thus, the batches made at her house were slightly burnt. Not as fat and chewy as I wanted them to be. Nevertheless, everyone still seemed to love them! My personal preference was towards the milk chocolate chip cookies.. yumm!

40 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooh I was just watching this episode the other day and wondering what the Tollhouse recipe was like! and then ta daiit’s here! 😀 They look fantastic!

  2. My son’s favorite cookie by far!! & so easy and quick! I NEVER buy pre-made cookie doe anymore.

  3. SSCR says:

    Thanks for that awesome posting. It saved MUCH time 🙂

  4. Simply Tia says:

    Beautiful cookies Sam. I think I might just bake some this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. samology says:

    haha! What a coincidence!! Thank you Lorraine! 🙂

  6. samology says:

    Thank you!! Yes I must agree.. They are quite delicious! I love big fat chewy cookies the best!

  7. Love that handy dandy Google 🙂 your photos are gorgeous. I need some tips 🙂

  8. samology says:

    haha.. Thank you very much! Yeah I definitely can’t live without Google too!!

  9. Purely.. Kay says:

    Just look at those moist and delicious cookies. I think I am in heaven with the photos of them a well. Beautiful

  10. samology says:

    Lol! Thank you! btw, I think you might have entered a wrong link! Can’t seem to visit your blog. haha..

  11. samology says:

    Thanks Kay!! Glad you enjoyed them! Still need to learn a lot about photography! 😀 but thanks!!

  12. Jessica @ HG says:

    omg, i almost referenced a friends episode in my post this week too- i saw your title and busted out laughing knowing exactly what it was from. awesome!

  13. samology says:

    You’re welcome!! I’m looking forward to seeing them on your blog!! 😀

  14. samology says:

    lol! i can’t get enough of friends!! I’ll probably wait another 4 years and do another friends-athon!

  15. Loving these beautiful looking cookies – I love that Friend’s episode 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  16. spicegirlfla says:

    One of my fears is losing my recipes!! Thankfully we do have Google Searches!! Classic recipes are always the best and loved by all. Thanks for posting these!!

  17. samology says:

    Yes!! Blogging is definitely a good way to keep recipes! They’re always accessible to you no matter where you are, provided you have internet connection! Thanks for visiting!

  18. samology says:

    me too!! Phoebe’s so cute! Thank you!!

  19. They look too delicious to look away! I learned a lot of English phrases from watching Friends. It was like my English conversation class. =) I know, I couldn’t believe when they ended!! I love these cookies!

  20. crustabakes says:

    LOL!!! who would have thought we could trace Phoebe’s heritage to Nestle Toll House. HA HA

  21. Joanne says:

    Not gonna lie, I think of this episode basically EVERY time I make chocolate chip cookies! Such a classic. 🙂 And I love your mixed up version of these. You got the best of both cookie worlds!

  22. Lisa says:

    Ha Ha! I remember that episode well..so funny! Love your take on regular chocolate chip and ‘inside out’ chocolate chip (love white chocolate). I so wish I had a plate of those and a glass of milk!

  23. Nothing beats homemade chocolate chip cookies.

  24. samology says:

    Thank you! lol.. That would be an awesome English class that I would happily take daily!! 🙂

  25. samology says:

    hehe.. Yeah! There were a couple of references to France in Phoebe’s heritage, like the one in Season 10 where she tried to teach Joey French. She’s so funnyyy.. 😀

  26. samology says:

    Thank you! I think I still like the original one better though. hehe.. I have a bias towards milk chocolate morsels! 🙂

  27. samology says:

    Thanks Lis! I thought a little variation would go a long way! 🙂 Milk would have been great with it! Actually the “milk” in my picture is really whipping cream. lol.. I had to make some whipped cream later and didn’t wanna pour milk back so I just used whipping cream instead. haha 😛

  28. samology says:

    Thanks Yudith!!!

  29. rsmacaalay says:

    I love chewy chocolate cookies, this one cant hide from me

  30. Claudia says:

    I love the chocolate chip cookie episode of friends and I love these cookies – each and everyone one. Give me an ice-cold glass of milk and pass the cookie tray. Your cookies are worth the calories!

  31. samology says:

    hahah.. Guess not!! They’re like a staple to me!

  32. samology says:

    you’re so kind! Thank you!! milk + cookies are the best!!

  33. foodjaunts says:

    I can’t believe you sat there and watched all ten seasons!!! Lol, that’s definite dedication.

    Your cookies look fab – it’s so funny how changing kitchens can mess with a recipe 🙂 They still look super tasty!

  34. samology says:

    lol.. no not all in one day! That would be mighty insane! haha. This was over a course of about 8 months. I wanted to watch it slowly so I could enjoy it for a longer period of time! haha..

    Yeah! Knowing your oven is very important 🙂

  35. Kiran says:

    When I read the title, it definitely reminded me of that particular FRIENDS episode. Great minds think alike, huh? 😀

    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

  36. samology says:

    Thank you Kiran! Yeah, that was such a great episode. Can never tire of friends!

  37. Just Baked says:

    I grew up on these! They so remind me of being a kid and baking with my mother. Thanks for helping me to recall such a wonderful memory. Toll House Cookies are still some of the best! 😀

  38. samology says:

    Awww! That’s so cute! No wonder you’re such a great baker! You’ve already been exposed to the wonderful world of baking as a kid! 🙂

  39. Ally says:

    I am going to make these tomorrow look amazing – just a quick question I only have white sugar – would that be a problem ? Thxxxx

  40. Sammie says:

    Hi Ally! They’ll taste different but substituting wouldn’t be a problem! 🙂

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