Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (High Altitude)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

It took me almost two years to clue into the fact that most of my formerly successful baking recipes were failing because I moved to a high altitude location. I've yet to try this high altitude recipe for chocolate chip cookies (from the back of the Toll House bag), but certainly plan on it the next time as the cookies I've baked with the regular Toll House recipe turn out flat as can be. The recipe specifies high altitude as 5,200 feet (or 1,585 meters). Feel free to substitute your favorite baking chip -- I like the chocolate caramel swirled kind.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F / 190º Celsius.
  2. Combine flour, soda and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, to butter mixture, beating well after each addition.
  5. Gradually beat flour mixture and water into the wet ingredients until well combined.
  6. Stir in morsels and nuts.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.
  10. *For a pan cookie (15x10 inch jelly-roll pan): Grease pan, prepare dough as indicated above, spread into pan and bake 17-19 minutes.


Most Helpful

I live in northern Colorado Springs, the altitude about 6,800 ft. where I am. These cookies did not fall, I repeat... they DID NOT FALL!!! Haha. I have been missing out on this cookie for years because they always collapsed and therefor didn't taste right. Look no further, this is the recipe for you if you are at high altitude! Awesome, thanks!!

hpatchet_4inCO November 14, 2013

Works GREAT in Denver! Used 1-1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup butterscotch chips & 1 cup chopped pecans....PERFECT! However, does NOT make 48-60 cookies. Barely over 30.

Chef Thad September 14, 2011

Excellent recipe. Will be making this from now on. February 07, 2013

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