My kids requested cookies, and after I had baked a batch and they gathered in the kitchen for a taste test, they told me the Chocolate Chip Cookies I made tasted just like the pre-packaged treats we occasionally break apart and pop in the oven. I didn’t take offense, as this recipe claimed to be the very same, original Toll House Cookie one that we buy.


chocolate chip cookies

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Heat oven to 375F.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown. Let stand two minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Recipe adapted from The Morning News, May 2005