Saturday, September 7, 2013

"Nestle Toulouse" Chocolate Chip Cookies

I loved the episode on "Friends" where Phoebe's grandmother told her not to share the family's cookie recipe with anyone. Her grandmother told her she got the recipe from her French friend, "Nestle Toulouse." (If you never watched the show and you don't get the joke, they were actually Nestle Toll House cookies.) 

I made some of those "Nestle Toulouse" cookies tonight so my cookie jar wouldn't look empty sitting on my counter. It sounded logical to me AND they were so yummy!


Years ago I had someone I knew tell me that she never liked to share her family recipes, but if she did, she would change or leave out a portion of the recipe so they would never be as good as hers. Thankfully, Nestle's was willing to share their real recipe so I could have a full cookie jar and satisfy my sweet tooth.


P. S. I never did like that lady very much nor did I ever ask for one of her recipes.

Here's the recipe just in case you're feeling the need to have a little chocolate chip cookie:

2 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beat well. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes and remove to wire racks to cool.

6 comments:

  1. Yummy!!! I love that episode!! I can here Phoebe saying "Nestle Toulouse" right now :) :) I guess I'll be making some of those for my cookie jar tomorrow ... you are such an influence!! :)

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  2. We have the same problem with DH family and the "family cookie recipe" That one we got down, but the great aunt used to make chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and she would never share the recipe. She told DH a couple of times but they just didn't turn out the same.

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  3. You did it. Now I have to make some cookies. Your cookie jar is so cute...

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  4. I'll bring the coffee (or milk) and join you. The jar has my name on it.

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  5. Wow. Clearly she was not a quilter!

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  6. Oh yummy...chocolate chip cookies are my favorites! Would love to drop by to 'sample' yours!

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