recipe · sweets

santa’s favorite chocolate chip cookies

If you want Santa to beeline straight down your chimney or you need to impress the in-laws with your baking skills — or heck, even if you just feel like binge watching Netflix and stuffing your face with soft, chewy, chocolatey deliciousness (I definitely won’t judge) — this recipe is for YOU!

So to be 100% honest with you, this recipe was given to me after I couldn’t stop raving about how amazing they were and took a doggie bag full of them home with me! To be even more honest with you, this isn’t a secret recipe.

While we’re all so busy scouring Pinterest boards for the most creative new recipes, we forgot about good ol’ fashioned Nestle Toll House. Back to the basics doesn’t mean boring, bland, old, or anything negative for that matter. In this instance, it means amazing, delicious, traditional cookies that everyone loves!

Here’s what you start with… 4031_LRGimg.jpg


…and you find the super sneaky recipe on the back of the package!



  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 12-oz. package of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


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.

I altered the recipe slightly by removing the nuts. Here is the original recipe.

I know these aren’t fancy Christmas cookies — they don’t have colorful sprinkles, they aren’t shaped like snowmen, and they aren’t very difficult to make; however, they ARE the best chocolate chip cookies ever and no one will be disappointed if you show up with an oversized tray full of them! (Don’t plan to take any leftovers home!)

Have a very happy holiday — however you celebrate!

Share your favorite cookie recipes with me! If you’ve altered this recipe at all (or have another favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that rivals Toll House!) I want to know!

As always — thanks for reading — leave a comment — and share this post if you enjoyed it!


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