Shh…My Chocolate Chip Cookie Secret

Friends often compliment me on the savory flavor and perfect texture of my chocolate chip cookies. When I serve them warm, fresh from the oven, the ooh’s, aah’s, and mmm’s multiply. So what is my secret for these ever so scrumptious cookies? This:

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies TubNestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies Tub

Yes, the refrigerated tub of Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is the only way to go (hey, I rhymed!). For some reason, it tastes better from the tub than the roll or breakable squares. I also like that the portion is easy to control and I can make just a few for after an evening meal or when friends come over. The best part? They hold their shape when dipped in milk, so you can let the milk soak in without the cookie falling apart only to land at the bottom of your glass. The next time you just don’t have time to do the whole ‘from scratch’ thing, this is a great alternative. Oh, don’t forget to throw some flour on your face like those Rice Krispies commercials for dramatic effect.

So, even though the cookies you bake may not be homemade, at least they were made at home and happily enjoyed!

About TerriAnn van Gosliga

TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Cookies & Clogs and Driving Mamas. Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for almost 14 years, homeschools her 13-year-old daughter, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.


  1. Haha!! Well, it is the thought that counts and my kids love the premade dough as well :)

  2. Ha! You know, I’ve seen the rolls and I’ve seen tubs of other brands of cookie dough, but I didn’t know that Toll House sold their dough like this too!

  3. I was NOT expecting that! Great secret. I’ll have to keep it all to myself :)

    • Haha, I”m not a good secret-keeper. If someone tells me they like it I immediately blurt out, “Oh, I just used refrigerated dough…” I really need to learn when to speak and when NOT to :P

  4. I wasn’t that either, but sometimes you got to do things the easy way!

  5. You’ve convinced me to give a try.

  6. In your case, cheaters DO prosper!

  7. Now that is my kind of secret! Haha

  8. I’ve always used these tubs of Tollhouse refrigerated cookie dough! I buy the huge tubs from BJ’s. :P

    I like to put creative things in the cookies, so I can say it is somewhat like real cooking. :D

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