the best cookies ever. for reals.

years ago, my sister gave me the secret to her crazy good cookies: nestle tollhouse.

she took the original nestle tollhouse chocolate chip cookies recipe and tweaked it.

adding a little oatmeal makes them just a bit chewy, and the addition of white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips makes them extra yummy, too.  and swapping out butter for butter flavored crisco helps, too!

so here’s the recipe:

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup butter flavored crisco

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 cup chocolate chips (i like tollhouse semi-sweets)

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup butterscotch chips

~2/3 cup of oatmeal

preheat oven to 375*

combine flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

beat crisco, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixer until creamy.

add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

mix in chocolate/ white chocolate/ butterscotch chips.

drop by rounded spoonfulls onto baking sheets that have been greased with a tiny bit of the butter flavored crisco.

bake for about 11 minutes until the edges begin to brown.

pull out and let cool for about a minute before removing.

i like to use a brown paper bag opened up and flattened to cool my cookies on – it soaks up the grease and makes for easy cleanup!

fyi – i always make a double batch of these, give some away, and freeze some in a bag and reheat them in the microwave – mmmm!  add a glass of milk and its a healthy snack ;)



  1. 1

    wow! they do sound delish!!! thanks for sharing :)

  2. 2

    Oh my! Will be trying these soon! They look amazing! And your pics are perfect as always :) thanks for posting the recipe!

  3. 3

    These cookies look great. I am definitely trying these right after lent! Crazy question… do you make a double batch in a kitchen aid mixer? I always make a batch and a half of tollhouse in mine but am afraid to double it for fear it will be too much. Thanks!

  4. 4

    I’m glad you mentioned the butter flavored Crisco. I made PW’s Monster Cookies last month and they turned out to be thin and flat. My aunt said to use Crisco instead of butter because it holds the cookie together and makes them chewy.

    I’ll have to bookmark this recipe. Thanks!

  5. 5

    These look amazing! If you’re ever wanting some bomb dot com regular chocolate chip cookies, this is by far my new favorite recipe. Nice and fluffy, soft in the middle…mmm…perfect every time!

  6. 6

    I have been looking for an awesome cookie recipe to impress my soon to be mother in law! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    Kate at

  7. 7

    OH my word! These sound wonderful! The oatmeal and the butterschotch….mmmmmm…..and the crisco. My pants are getting tighter just thinking about it! Mmmmm. May have to try these this weekend! YUMMY!

  8. 8

    i think you have improved my tweaked recipe! i also think you need to make some more because i am going to eat the rest of the cookies today!

  9. 10

    What a great idea! Have to try these, they look so goood!

  10. 11
    Ann Williams says:

    def trying these!!

  11. 12

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  12. 13

    these sounds and look delish. they are on my to try list!


  13. 14

    I just made these. They are fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. 15

    So going to try!

  15. 16

    My, do these sound delish! I have been on the lookout for that perfect chewy cookie recipe, and it looks like I found it! =) I’ll be sure to try these very soon.

    Just Us Girlz

  16. 17

    just wondering when you add the oatmeal, since you didn’t mention it in the recipe—do you mix it in with the other dry ingredients? thanks!

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    These have become my “go-to” chocolate chip cookie recipe! Thanks for posting it. I always thought butter surely made good cookies, but mine always fell flat – literally. Using crisco like this recipe calls for has fixed that problem! NIce fluffy chewy cookies. YUM.

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