Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (Ca 1948)

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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.

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  • add   2 1/4 cups flour
  • add   2 eggs
  • add   1 cup butter
  • add   1 teaspoon baking soda
  • add   3/4 cup white sugar
  • add   12 ounces semisweet chocolate morsels
  • add   1 teaspoon hot water
  • add   3/4 cup brown sugar
  • add   1 cup chopped nuts
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla
  • add   1 teaspoon salt


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