Try the Original Toll House Cookie Recipe At Home!

By Amanda Roland
Original Toll House Cookie

There is nothing better than smell of fresh baked cookies filling the house. If you and your family are a fan of Toll House Cookies but can’t make it to the store to pick up some cookie dough, you can make Mrs. Wakefield’s Original Toll House Cookie Recipe with ingredients you already have!


This recipe originally belonged to Ruth Wakefield’s. The recipe was found on, an online resource for the New England region.


1 cup unsalted butter
(plus more for baking sheets)
3⁄4 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
dissolved into 1 teaspoon hot water
2 1⁄4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon table salt
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 375°.

2. Cream the butter and sugars. Add the beaten eggs. Add the baking soda dissolved in hot water.

3. Sift together the flour and salt and add to the butter mixture. Then stir in the nuts, chocolate chips and vanilla extract.

4. Chill the dough.

5. Drop by the tablespoonful onto lightly greased cookie sheets and bake until browned at the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.


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