Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is pretty much verbatim, but here for easy reference and some notes.

References are all over the web but here's one:


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (leave out or 1 min microwave power level 1)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Chocolate Chips.  I like Ghiradelli, or Nestlee, or if you're ambitious you can chunk your own (keep the dogs out of the kitchen)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and set aside.

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl until creamy.  You can use a mixer or do it by hand (takes work but seems to yield slightly better results.)  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets or trays. I usually grease the baking tray, but the cookies can get a little flat this way.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes around 60 cookies.  Can freeze the dough - roll in into a cylinder first.

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