One Sweet Tale
For more than 75 years, we've been a part of your favorite recipes—and memories. While our quality ingredients have stood the test of time, we've also come up with some pretty delicious innovations to keep you inspired with new baking creations. Let's take a look back at how it all started.
A True Original
Many bakers have their own version of the chocolate chip cookie. And it all started back in the 1930s. Ruth Wakefield, co-owner of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts, cut up a NESTLÉ Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar and added the bits to her cookie recipe, expecting the chocolate to melt all through the cookie. When she opened the oven, she discovered the chocolate bits had only softened. Our NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE chocolate chip cookie was born!
Cheering Up the Troops
As the chocolate chip cookie gained popularity, we came up with new ways to inspire our baking friends. First, we made it easier to bake up treats by introducing Semi-Sweet Morsels, so bakers wouldn't have to chop up their chocolate. Then beginning in 1958, we started creating different morsel flavors so bakers could add a personalized twist to their favorite recipes. As baking trends evolved, we added Butterscotch, Milk Chocolate, Mini, Premier White, Dark Chocolate, special flavors like Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate, and even seasonal flavors like Pumpkin Spice.
Rethinking a Family Favorite
Our innovations don't stop with the ingredients we make. In the 1960s, we came up with a quicker way to enjoy scratch-made taste: the pan cookie. This recipe made it easier than ever to welcome a new neighbor, congratulate a friend or wish a colleague a happy birthday.
Our New Take on Fresh‑Baked
By the 1990s, family schedules were growing busier than ever. Pan cookies were great, but NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE realized we could offer bakers something new (and even easier): Refrigerated Cookie Dough. Inspired by the famous TOLL HOUSE recipe and made with ingredients like real chocolate chips, these innovative cookie doughs found their way into the homes (and hearts) of millions of cookie fans who loved the fresh-baked taste.