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Original Nestle's Toll House Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 (12 ounce.) pkg. (2 cup) Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract; beat until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels and nuts. Drop by level measuring tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
Makes about 5 dozen 2-1/4 inch cookies.

Pan Cookie Variation: Prepare dough as directed. Spread into greased 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool and cut into 35 (2 inch) squares. Refrigerator Variation: Prepare dough as directed.

Divide in half; wrap both halves separately in waxed paper. Chill 1 hour or until firm. On waxed paper; chill 30 minutes. Prepare oven to 375 degrees. Cut each log into 30 (1/2 inch) slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen 2 1/4 inch cookies. May be stored up to 1 week in refrigerator or frozen up to 8 weeks.

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