A Taste of Home

Moving to the UK I knew to expect many things to be different from home. Even though we share the same language cultures vary so much even within a country that moving between them would undoubtedly compound the effect. However, I was still surprised to learn that many of my new friends in the UK had never even heard of Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookies, an American staple. I know biscuits and cookies were different but to be confronted by the knowledge that certain types of cookies were actually unheard of was jarring.

And so, due to this I have decided to spread the good word of the most delicious and gooey chocolate chip cookies created by humanity. The Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe (adjusted for UK measures)!

2 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour

3/4 cup Granulated Sugar

3/4 cup Brown Sugar

225g butter

1 tsp Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 Large Eggs

1 packet of chocolate chips (we use dark chocolate for a richer flavor)

1 cup Chopped Nuts (optional)


In a bowl combine the sugars and butter until mixture is mostly smooth (more mixing makes a more cakelike cookie)

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

Mix eggs and vanilla extract into the butter/sugar mixture.

Slowly mixing the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until combined.

Using a spoon mix the chocolate chips into the batter until evenly distributed.

On a baking sheet scoop out balls of approximately 2 tbsp size. If you want taller rounder cookies you can chill the day after you scoop it.

Bake at 190C for 9-11 minutes. We prefer more underdone cookies so we tend towards the 9 minute mark.

Let cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Eat all the cookies in one glorious feast!


I hope you enjoy! I know I always do.


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