Toll House Cookies

Cool autumn air has finally arrived, making it a pleasure to turn the oven on again.
This year more than others — perhaps a little fallout from the oldest child going off to college — I find myself ‘nesting’ — looking to cook comfort food and plenty of it.

Toll House cookies are one of the few things I can bake without studying the recipe. They were a staple in my home as a child, though my mom made them a little crispier than I cared for. Tonight, my daughter and I made them together.
She noticed me taking photos, and felt they looked better broken in half, to show the melty chocolate. So I let her break one cookie — then we ate them. ๐Ÿ™‚

toll house cookies
toll house cookies

Toll House Cookies
(Chocolate Chip Cookies)

1 c butter or margarine, softened
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

2 c chocolate chips
1 c nuts (optional — they do belong in the traditional toll house recipe)


Preheat oven to 375 F.

Cream butter and sugars together, then add eggs and vanilla. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together. Gradually add flour mixture to butter/sugar/egg mixture, making sure to incorporate all the flour. Mix in chocolate chips and optional nuts.

Using two teaspoons, drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven approx 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool a few minutes on the sheet, then finish cooling on cookie rack.

Makes approx 4 doz small cookies.

Serve warm with milk to please kids of all ages.

toll house cookies and milk
toll house cookies and milk – classic after-school snack

Original Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe here.


  1. linda, hope u will not mind me taking 2 cookies from the plate ..hmm..ho its yummy…:-)thanks for sharing..

    Hi Sudah, please, have as many as you like ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. shilpa said

    Wow…can I add this to my collection here?

    Hi Shilpa, what a neat collection of lunchbox treats! Thanks for adding the cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. hey linda..i have tagged u for the MEME. and offcourse yes,the cookies were soo appealing.

    Hi Maneka, thanks for tagging me — I will write out the meme tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. mandira said

    Hi Linda,
    the cookies look yummy. I also liked your matar tofu. I recently tried saag tofu and that turned out pretty good too

    Thanks, Mandira — saag tofu will be next on my tofu list, I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Asha said

    Yummy chocolate chip cookies!! My son eats them ALL THE TIME!! Looks ggoey and moist, thanks!!

    Thanks Asha — my kids love them as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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