Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (Ca 1948)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is from the re-print of the Toll House 1948 cookbook, originally called Chocolate Crunch Cookies. Ruth Graves Wakefield had some wonderful recipes. This is the latest in my search for her original recipe that was the first chocolate chip cookie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter.
  2. Add sugars.
  3. Add eggs.
  4. Sift flour and salt.
  5. Dissolve soda in water and add alternately with sifted flour mixture to butter and sugars.
  6. Add nuts and chocolate morsels.
  7. Stir in vanilla.
  8. Drop by half-teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes at 375°F.


Most Helpful

These were just OK. Nothing special, just your basic chocolate chip cookie. I didn't think they had much taste.

nmj February 20, 2014

Ah ha! This is the recipe with the hot water in it! I don't like puffy, pretty, chocolate chip cookies. They look nice, but this old recipe tastes much better.

Kasha January 09, 2014

Just add the eggs after you cream the butter & sugars (folks were asking) the other thing I would do differently than stated is add the vanilla before the nuts & chocolate. I also use M&Ms instead. Just my preference. Grew up w/this recipe. Love it. Thanks for posting so I don't have to go buy a Nestle bag!

Babychops August 23, 2011

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