The original Toll House recipe is the best choice if you want to bake chocolate chip cookies at home. The end effect of following this recipe is wonderful simplicity. If you’re looking for some baking advice, be sure to read on!
The Origins of Toll House’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies
Toll House Inn was owned and operated by Ruth Wakefield during the 1930s in Whitman, Massachusetts. The chocolate chip cookie was invented by her in 1938. The story goes that she ran out of baker’s chocolate while attempting to make a batch of chocolate drop cookies.
She used a semisweet chocolate bar as a stand-in, thinking it would melt into the dough. However, the chocolate chips maintained their form, leading to the development of the now-familiar chocolate chip cookie.
1. 1 cup (about 2 sticks) of softened butter
2 tablespoons of white sugar
Three (3) big eggs
4. One vanilla essence teaspoon
2 cups of all-purpose flour, measure
Amount of baking powder: 6 teaspoons
7. a quarter of a teaspoon of baking soda
8.5 milligrams of salt
To make 2 cups of chocolate chips, use 2 cups of semisweet chocolate.
Ten. An optional cup of chopped nuts
How to Make Cookie Dough in Easy Steps
Start by setting the oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
In a larger bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamy.
Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
Beat in the vanilla essence until well incorporated.
Blend the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ones.
Hand-mix the chocolate chips into the dough until they are uniformly distributed.
Prevent your cookies from spreading too much in the oven by chilling them for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours, covered.
Set the oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius), and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.* Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, using about 1 tablespoon (15g) of dough for each cookie; I like to use my #40 cookie scoop for this recipe. Lightly press down on each scoop of dough with your fingers so that they are slightly flattened but still relatively thick (see image above). Don’t overbake the cookies by leaving them in the oven for longer than the recommended 9-11 minutes**.
Advice on the Art of Baking
How do you choose the greatest chocolate chip cookie recipe when there are so many options? The original Toll House recipe is unrivaled. But here are some advanced techniques for making the best chocolate chip cookies ever:
You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate chips, or any mixture of the three.
Chopped nuts or oats can be added to the dough for texture.
More brown sugar can be added to the recipe if softer cookies are desired.
To spice things up, add an extract of your choice, such vanilla or almond.
Recipe Adjustments and Variations
The classic Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe has been copied and altered countless times. Chocolate chips are just one example; you may use any kind of chocolate you like, from milk to dark to white. Pecans or walnuts, for example, would be delicious in the cookies. Butter can be replaced with margarine for a chewier cookie. The cookie can be made with gluten-free flour if desired.
Timeless and ever-popular, the Original Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe will never go out of style. These tasty delicacies can be prepared by any home cook, regardless of their degree of expertise in the kitchen. You’ll have everything you need to make fantastic cookies with this unique 2023 recipe. Try it out on your loved ones; I guarantee they’ll enjoy it.