Wednesday, July 13, 2011

House No. 194: Toll House

House No. 194: Toll House
cookie dough
10 in. x 12 in. x .75 in. thick
194/365; 07/13/11

Directions for Making a Toll House [Recipe from Nestlé]
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup [2 sticks or 1/2 pound] butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups [one 12 oz. package] semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional) [I recommend English walnuts]

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients. Stir in additions. Mold onto ungreased cookie sheet into shape of house making sure that no part is thinner than the other to prevent burning. Lining your pan with foil, parchment, or a silicone sheet is  helpful for moving the cookie and for clean-up.

BAKE in preheated 375-degree°[F] oven for for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. [I turned pan halfway through to promote even cooking.]

SCORE warm cookie with dinner knife.

COOL on pan on wire rack.

REMOVE excess cookie from house using a fork for the tight window openings.


  1. Definitely one of my favorites! Might have to make one of my own. I especially like the progressive photo strip at the bottom.

  2. Hey, I found your blog via Noah Scalin's 365-- but I notice it seems to have stopped last month. I hope you're okay & just on vacation-- you have a lot of great, inspiring stuff here!

  3. Hiya! I am alive and well and making houses ... I am just backlogged on photographing and posting. Thanks for checking in on me! More things will be posted soon!