Toll House Cookies

Preparation info
  • Makes approx.


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

  • About

In the days when you had to pay for crossing the Mississippi River it was possible to rest and buy coffee and cookies in the house of the toll-man. Toll House Cookies, often known as chocolate chip cookies, are world-famous. When you smell them baking and taste them you will understand their lasting popularity.


  • 4 oz (100 g) butter
  • oz (40


First preheat the oven. Cream the butter and the two sugars together until light and fluffy. Lightly mix the egg and vanilla essence and gradually beat into the creamed mixture. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and stir into the mixture. Finally stir in the chocola