Toll House Cookies (Ca. 1968)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This was the first cookie recipe I made outside Home Ec class. I was in high school. We had a tiny, tiny kitchen with an apartment sized stove. My mom wasn't into cooking at all and didn't have baking sheets, so cookies got baked in a couple of pie tins, four at a time. I clipped this from the Nestle chocolate chip wrapper so many years ago. The recipe now is different.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together flour, soda and salt.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Combine margarine, sugars, vanilla and water.
  4. Beat until creamy.
  5. Beat in egg.
  6. Add flour mixture and mix well.
  7. Stir in chocolate and nuts.
  8. Drop well rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes at 375°F.


Most Helpful

I have not yet tried it but it looks like the really, truly original recipe that I've been searching for for many years. If it turns out well, I'll be ecstatic because my cookies have not been the same for many years. I remembered that water was missing but could not remember any more about the original recipe. I hope that Countrywife has answered my longstanding wish - to have the real, original recipe, not the "fake" that is now on the Toll House Morsels packages! So the 5 stars are anticipatory.

lcarroll3130 March 14, 2015

I had 1/2 bag of choc. chips and only needed a small amount of cookies. DH and his work buddies LOVED them !!! Perfect recipe for just a few cookies !! Thanks for sharing !!

Theresa P July 29, 2007

Taste was on, but I used butter, and these were flat. Also, not much "stuff" in them. I would recommend shortening or solid margarine to keep them puffy, and would add a full bag of chips and/or nuts.

CheapThrills December 07, 2006

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