Nestle's Toll House Cookies recipe from 1940

Nestle’s Toll House Cookies recipe from 1940

“How to make famous Toll House cookies.
From the famous Toll House Inn at
Whitman, Massachusetts, comes this
recipe for cookies that are taking
the country by storm. You never tasted
such a heavenly combination of flavors…
each bite with a delicious morsel of
Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate and a
nugget of walnut meat in it. And it’s
so easy if you follow this tested recipe.
Try it tomorrow.”

1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten whole
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon hot water
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
2 Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Economy Bars (7-oz each)
1 teaspoon vanilla

“Important: Cut the Nestles’s Semi-Sweet in
pieces the size of a pea. Cream butter and
add sugars and beaten egg. Dissolve soda in
the hot water and mix alternately with the
flour sifted with salt. Lastly add the
chopped nuts and the pieces of semi-sweet
chocolate. Flavor with the vanilla and drop
half teaspoons on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes in a 375-F oven.
Makes 100 cookies.”

Source: Nestle’s ad in the Milwaukee Journal, May 21, 1940

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