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Nestle Tollhouse Back-to-School Prize Pack Giveaway!

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

One of my favorite baking memories is making chocolate chip cookies with my mom. She would sit me up on the counter while she added ingredients, and each ingredient was a part of an intricate story. First there was a plane crash (the stick of butter), and then it would snow (the sugar). Soon a castle would be built right over the top of the plane crash (brown sugar) and so on until we were scooping out the dough (dome-shaped houses filled with chocolate chip people) and sending it to the oven to bake. Those afternoons sitting on the counter as my mom added in ingredients and I told her about my day at school are near and dear to my heart.

Nestle wants you to have those same types of memories baking with your little ones, so they’re giving away two prize packs just for you! Keep reading for information on how to enter to win!

Included in each Nestle Prize Pack is:

  • One 8-ounce Canister Semi-Sweet Mini Morsels
  • One 8-ounce Canister White Mini Morsels
  • One adult-sized apron
  • One child-sized apron
  • FREE Product coupons
  • Nestle Recipes
  • For a chance to win 1 of 2 Nestle prize packs:

    1. Tell me what is your first chocolate chip cookie memory?

    2. Tweet the following and come back here and let me know you tweeted:

    Enter to win 1 of 4 Nestle Prize Packs from @Babblefood:

    For a chance at those other two prize packs, head over to Kelsey’s post and enter there as well!

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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0 thoughts on “Nestle Tollhouse Back-to-School Prize Pack Giveaway!

  1. Lisa says:

    I always loved making cookies with my mom. Now that I have kids of my own, I love baking with them.

  2. Kristen says:

    My mom baking cookies for my class in elementary school. I remember being so excited to take treats to school, and now I love sending treats with my son.

  3. Angela Hill says:

    I remember makign chocolate chip cookies with my grandma. I wasn’t quite tall enough to see into the bowl when my feet were on the ground. I soon realized that even if I couldn’t see the goodness in the bowl, I could stand on my tippy toes and reach in just enough to scoop some dough on my fingers. It was delicious. I know make the same cookies with my children and it brings back such great memories.

  4. Janet F says:

    My best Chocolate Chip memory is the first time that I made them with my mother. I had fun and I made a mess.

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  5. Janet F says:


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  6. Sandra says:

    I remember making chocolate chip cookies with my older sister.

  7. Angela says:

    When I was little, I loved to bake cookies with my mom. Now, I bake with my kids.

  8. bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Gosh….I loved when my mom made them and eating as much raw dough as I could! ;)

  9. Liz@HoosierHomemade says:

    My first memory is baking them for 4-H, I don’t remember what I received, but I remember baking them :-)
    Thanks for the chance!

  10. Jessie C. says:

    I enjoyed baking chocolate cookies with my grandma, sweet memories!

  11. Mindi says:

    My first chocolate chip cookie memory is making them with my grandma because she always let me get a little handful of the chocolate chips to eat by themselves!

  12. Kristen says:

    My first chocolate chip cookie memory is standing on a stool next to my grandmother…watching her mix up yummy deliciousness in her mixing bowl…letting me stir in the chocolate chips…nothing compares to Maw’s chocolate chip cookies! : )

  13. Kristen says:

    Tweeted (@UnBocataDolce)

  14. Autumn says:

    My first memory of making chocolate chip cookies was with my son. He was so excited to be helping mix the ingredients. I can remember sitting in front of the oven watching the dough rise and the rich chocolate melt.

  15. Paulette says:

    I remember opening my lunchbox to find sometime new. It was the perfect cookie…..a homemade chocolate chip one!

  16. Chris says:

    My favorite memory is making the Toll House recipe on the back of the bag when I was young. It taught me how to follow a recipe, and the end result was always perfect.

  17. Susan says:

    Spending Saturday mornings baking cookies with my mom.

  18. Wenderly says:

    My best friends mom would make chocolate chip cookies every. single. week! I always wanted the play dates to be at her house so that we could sample the cookie dough and fresh warm cookies out of the oven! I can still smell them today.

  19. Wenderly says:

    I tweeted (@wenderly) I’m on the *new* twitter and can’t figure out how to find the link!

  20. claire says:

    Anytime when I was little and made choco chip cookies with my mom, I love those memories

  21. Nicole-Lynn says:

    My first chocolate chip cookie recipe is when my mom and I would make them after dinner when I was little.. I’d say I was about 6 years old.

  22. Karen F. says:

    This would be perfect for my 11 yr old daughter who has taken over the baking duties over the years. She’s an awesome baker. Her first try at baking was making your awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of your tollhouse chocolate chips bag.. She’s never looked back since.. She’s amazing in the kitchen… That is my fondest memory of Tollhouse cookies..

  23. Katy says:

    I can distinctly remember the time that my mom’s old mixer almost died when I tried to make chocolate chip cookies at home! After that, I always just mixed them up by hand. That mixer just wasn’t built for cookie dough… It wasn’t until I was married and a mom that I finally got a sturdy mixer and started using it to make my cookie dough! My shoulder and arm are very thankful. :)

  24. Katy says:

    I tweeted! @katyskitchen

  25. ilona says:

    love the smell baking in the oven

  26. ilona says:

    i tweeted this — @ilonat

  27. Tina E says:

    I would make Toll House cookies with my grandmother B. when we went to visit her in Ohio. (I don’t Tweet; sorry.)

  28. Bethany says:

    I’m having trouble thinking of my very first memory, but I have lots of good memories of my dad making Nestle Tollhouse cookies!

  29. Christine says:

    What kid doesn’t feel special when the smell of tollhouse chocolate chip cookies fills the house!

  30. tess says:

    i dont know what my memory is- but i can tell you my sons- he was around 1 1/2 years old and when the chocolate cookie was gone- he cried..ALOT..
    tcogbill at live dot com

  31. kathleen sneider says:

    I made fudge with my father as a kid, using Nestle’s chips, and I make it with my grandchildren today.

  32. Corinne kurzmann says:

    Some of my fondest memories are when my boys were just little(5 of them) and everybody having something special they got to do to help..the oldest would measure, then there would be getting out the cookie sheets, adding the Tollhouse chips( with samples being tasted of course)..stirring, scooping and then liking the spoons!!

  33. Kim says:

    I remember sneaking bits of the batter when making cookies with my mom…I must have been a tiny one – these were a staple in our house!

  34. [...] Packs to our lovely readers here on the Family Kitchen! Two are gone, but there are still two left. Enter to win by letting me know the first memory you have of chocolate chip cookies. It’s a great giveaway that will get you in the kitchen and baking with your kids just in [...]

  35. susitravl says:

    I remember my next door neighbor baking them for her bridge club and handing them out to all the kids on the block after school. My sister and I used to yodel out our open bedroom window during her bridge games, but that’s another story….(hey – we were only 6 or 7 years old!)

  36. cwaltz says:

    I don’t specifically have any early chocolate chip cookie memories. I do remember loving when mom would bake though because we would get to lick the beaters and the bowl.


  37. Tricia T. says:

    I remember my Mom would make the best chocolate chip cookies and the sweet smell would fill the whole house.

  38. Georgina says:

    My most greatest memory is recent. I had made Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies for a party. A young mother had asked who made the cookies and she was directed to me. She came up to me and gave me the biggest hug. Her mother had recently passed away and as a young girl on her first day of school her mom always had some waiting for her. She was having a difficult time that day and missed her mother and I unknowing gave her a gift in memory of her mom.

  39. Jen says:

    My mom used to make an awesome batch at Christmas with Walnuts, orange zest and dark chocolate chunks.

  40. Janet says:

    I’m 53 and can remember when I was a young girl helping my Mom every Christmas baking chocolate chip cookies. By the time I was about 12 I took over the annual baking of the cookies and to this day every year I bake about 100 dozen cookies at Christmas and give them to family, neighbors, friends and co-workers. There is such joy in baking and sharing.

  41. Sherry says:

    My first memory of making chocolate chip cookies is sitting on the kitchen counter watching my mom spoon the dough onto the cookie sheet.

  42. Sherry says:

    I Tweeted! Enter to win 1 of 4 Nestle Prize Packs from @Babblefood:

  43. Amanda McClain says:

    I remember licking the bowl from making chocolate chip cookies…YUM!!

  44. Amanda McClain says:

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  45. Debi says:

    My daughter came up with this great recipe for cookies. Adding pudding mix to the mix. They come out so yummy. Now that she is grownup and married, I guess my cooking has rubbed off on her.

  46. deziray click says:

    my choc chip memory is with my swet Aunt Maydella, she let me help her bake and pretened that she did not see me eating as many choc chips as I put in the bowl!

  47. Mary Ellen Davison says:

    I loved making chocolate chip cookies for our daughter’s kindergarten class approved snack, and we did use whole wheat flour in our, and toll houe chips and it was a big hit. And it’a tradition in our house from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

  48. Cathy Lenahan says:

    OK, I confess! I put my thumb through the electric beater while making my first batch of chocolate chip cookies. Oh did it hurt!

  49. Tanya says:

    My favorite chocolate chip cookie memory is making them with my grandma at her house and eating the cookie dough!

  50. Melissa says:

    Nothing was better than coming home from grade school to freshly made cookies. My Mom is the best baker.

  51. Megan B says:

    I remember going to the bakery with my grandmother and getting fresh, homemade chocolate chip cookies. I was hooked.

  52. amber says:

    One of my first chocolate chip cookie memories is eating the amazing homemade cookies my aunt made. I now have the recipe so need to make it one of these days. . .

  53. Jennifer Hokanson says:

    I make GREAT memories every week making Nestle toll house cookies for my kids and their friends! The kids always ask when they come in if I made cookies!!

  54. Jennifer Hokanson says:

    I just tweeted!!

  55. Steph S says:

    My mom used to bake all the time and I remember her letting us take a bite of the cookie dough–that was the best!

  56. Angel says:

    Nestle’s has become a staple in our Christmas baking. I remember helping my mom make cookies for my class parties and for neighbors. Now, I use Nestle’s to make my own holiday treats.

  57. Martha says:

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! My first CCC memory is making them at a friend’s house and never actually making any cookies because we ate all the dough!

  58. Angel says:

    Enter to win 1 of 4 Nestle Prize Packs from @Babblefood:

  59. Martha says:

    I tweeted… @Martha_stone

  60. Amanda T says:

    My mom baked with me and my twin brother–she was on her toes! We had measuring cups in cake pans so that she could dump the spilled flour and sugar back into the canister.

  61. Robin L says:

    I remember waiting for my mom to take the cookies out of the oven so me and my brothers could eat them warm…so good!

  62. Ashley B says:

    I have a few favorite memories. But my favorite one is baking chocolate chip cookies with my mother every year around Christmas Time. She used to make the dough, and wrap it up and put it in the fridge until our “Baking Day”. I used to be sneaky and eat some of the dough..shh don’t tell my mother. :P We used to bake cookies together all the time, and it’s such a great memory!!

  63. Jacqueline says:

    I remember baking Christmas cookies with my mom every year. We would start right after thanksgiving because she would fill a shoe box for each person at the family Christmas party. We would have so many ice cream buckets full of cookies that they wouldn’t all fit in the coat closet!

  64. Just Coupons says:

    My first memory is making these cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.

  65. Ashley L. says:

    I’m not sure of my first chocolate chip memory, but I remember baking a lot of chocolate chip cookies as a child.

  66. Naomie says:

    I remember coming home from school and my mom had baked cookies, and I don’t know if they were really huge or if it’s my memory but they seemed to be the biggest and most delicious cookies.

  67. helenlam says:

    I think I first remember cookies at school as part of a school party! When I was older, and allowed to bake, I did make them myself using the recipe on the bag.

  68. Krystal says:

    I remember baking cookies with my grandmother.. the best part was licking the beaters and bowl!

  69. Krystal says:

    tweeted: from bragbooksavings Enter to win 1 of 4 Nestle Prize Packs from @Babblefood:

  70. Tina says:

    My first chocolate chip cookie memory is stealing hunks of dough out of the refrigerated tube (mom had 8 of us, not alot of homemade cooking for us younger ones). Would love to have matching aprons to bake with my niece!
    auntietina21 AT

  71. cortney says:

    I remember making chocolate chip cookies shaped like Mickey Mouse!

  72. Aubree W says:

    My first chocolate chip memory was burning them and then having to evacuate to the deck due to lots of smoke pouring from the oven. I recently repeated this last week, 15 years later. When I remember to set a timer, the cookies are amazing! :)

  73. Toni says:

    I remember when my mom would come home on friday from the grocery store and we would help her unpack the groceries. When we found a bag of Nestles Chocolate chips we would hurry to finish so we could make the cookies as soon as possible.

  74. Erica says:

    RT Enter to win 1 of 4 Nestle Prize Packs from @Babblefood:

    My first Chocolate Chip baking memory. His helping my mom bake cookies . I must have been around 4 or 5 and helped mx the ingredients together and scooped out the batter wit a teaspoon onto the cookies sheet for drop cookies. Smelled so good YUM!

  75. gretchen england says:

    probably always having fresh homeade cookies everytime i went to my grandmas, yum!

  76. Beth says:

    I remember having a girls night with my sisters and a babysitter and instead of making the cookies we just ate the cookie dough.

  77. theresa says:

    my first choc. chip memory: sneaking chocolate chip cookies at my grandmas house:-)

  78. Tyffany says:

    I remember stealing chocolate chips out of the bag that my mom left in the fridge. My daughter thinks that I don’t know she does it now too!

  79. Alisha says:

    I love baking cookies with my kids. Something aboue a delicous warm cookie, that puts the sweetest smilt on their faces!!

  80. craftymaw says:

    I remember baking these cookies with my children when they were younger. I had used my sister’s recipe though, she had doubled the dough to make them stretch farther for her family. I had submitted this recipe for my son’s elementary class when they had to bring in a favorite recipe and they made a homemade booklet of recipes for them to keep.(He is grown and married now, and I still have the booklet)What a great giveaway!!!! These are my husband’s favorite cookies.
    (sorry I am not on twitter to make a post)

  81. stacey says:

    My earliest memories of chocolate chips involve my dad giving me a tiny handful of some out of the cupboard. I still love eating them out of the bag now, and so does my dad. :)

  82. aparna says:

    My earliest memory is baking cookies with my mom.

  83. Stephanie says:

    Welll… to be honest at first I didn’t like chocolate chip cookies! It wasn’t until I was in college that I actually tried the again and they were SOFT ones! Oh my gosh……. what had I been missing all those years!! I love them now and bake them for and with my 2 daughters. I hope I win. Thanks for offering. :)

  84. lori says:

    I remember baking chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies with my Grandmother when I was 6 or 7 years old.

  85. LaShonda R says:

    My first chocolate chip cookie memory is my mother letting me bake cookies from scratch. She patiently watched as my 7 year old self carefully measured out and stirred ingredients.

    She never even flinched when I decided to use my creativity by adding M&Ms and Gummi Bears to the cookies. She let me be myself and explore my love for baking. This lead to my love for baking that I hope to pass on to my own daughter now that she’s 7.

  86. Patsy Hagen says:

    My favorite memory is making chocolate chip cookies with my grandson. He was about seven years old. He added the ingredients as I told him to and stirred it up with such attention, then put it on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven. When it was done, I took it out and put them on a plate. He looked so pround when he served the plate to his parents. I wish I had had a camera!

  87. Tina P says:

    I remember baking cookies with my grandmother when I was around 7 years old. A spoon of cookie dough for me, a spoon on the baking sheet!

  88. Lauren says:

    cooking them with my grandparents!

  89. Parris S. says:

    Buying and slicing the roll dough with mom when I was very little. I would eat the dough raw!

  90. Susan Salerno says:

    Does eating the dough count? My sister and I would race home after school before my mom got home from work, make a small batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, have it gone and cleaned up before my mom got home. Good times!!

  91. cheryl Stripe says:

    Both of my parents worked 40 plus hours a week.So I never baked with my mom. I was blessed to be a stay at home mom at the young age of 19. Both of my kids grew up with toll house cookies, as well as the neighborhood kids who loved visiting our home….i think we all know why…chocolate chip cookies !

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