Toll House Cookies (Ca. 1968)

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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.

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  • add   1/4 teaspoon water
  • add   1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • add   1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • add   1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
  • add   6 ounces nestle semisweet chocolate morsels (1 cup)
  • add   1 large egg
  • add   6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • add   1 cup flour
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   6 tablespoons brown sugar, packed (I use dark)
  • add   1/2 cup softened margarine


  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.