Real Food Copycat Nestle® Toll House® Cookies
Remember Nestle® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies from your childhood, but want to make them with better ingredient choices? I’ve got the answer!
Servings: 24 cookies
- 1 cup organic & sustainable palm shortening
- 1 ¼ cup organic pure cane sugar I will be trying 1 cup next batch - the 1 1/4 is still less than the original Nestle recipe, but quite sweet for our taste as we don't eat sugar much
- 3-4 tsp molasses If going lower on the cane sugar, use more lik 2-3 tsp molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 ¼ cup Namaste Gluten Free Flour Blend I hear the Trader Joe’s GF flour blend is similar if you have that. I am not sure how other GF blends will behave, but it is worth trying! There are many great ones out there!
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 10-12 oz package chocolate chips of choice If you are dairy free, the Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips or Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks are a good choice. I like using the Organic Meijer brand that our local Miejer grocer carries. Just really watch the ingredients if you want to shop around. You can find them without the fillers and corn syrup!
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Use a hand blender to cream the palm shortening, sugar, molasses, and vanilla. Add the eggs and blend until creamy and smooth.
Add the flour, baking soda, sea salt, and chocolate chips, and stir with a spatula until mixed evenly.
Drop spoonfuls of batter on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. You don’t need to roll these unless you want perfect circles – this is one thing I remember as a kid loving – my mom always let us drop the dough on the sheet and imperfectly shaped cookies feel the most homemade to me! Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool on the tray for 2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool off the rest of the way (if they last that long!)