Nestle Toll House has been around since 1930. Kenneth and Ruth Graves Wakefield established the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts that same year.
I am sure you can see where this is heading? The Toll House Cookie was named after the Inn that that operated. Ruth was the cook and server for the Inn and she was evidently a very good cook.
Her desserts became a very well known and talked about item in the surrounding area. Ruth Graves Wakefield was the inventor of the very first Chocolate Chip Cookie! She stumbled on it while adapting her Butter Drop Dough Cookie recipe.
Some of the most delicious recipes ever know were found while experimenting with another recipe! Needless to say, her invention included a bar of Nestle Chocolate!
As the dessert became more and more popular, the Wakefields contacted Nestle and from there a deal was made! The deal consisted of her recipe being printed on all the Nestle Semisweet Chocolate Bars and she would receive a lifetime supply of Chocolate.
After this, Nestle began marketing chocolate chips especially targeting chocolate chip cookies.
Ruth wrote her first recipe cookbook titled, “Toll House Tried and True Recipes”. This cookbook written in 1940 went through 39 printings. She passed away in 1977 and left a wonderful legacy of cooking for her family.
The Inn caught fire in the kitchen and burned down on New Years Eve, 1984. Nestle still prints the recipe on the bags today! What a great statement and respect for a founding cook of the chocolate chip cookie!
I love chocolate chip cookies and they are probably my favorite of all cookies!
Enjoy our Nestle Toll House Recipe Gallery and be sure to copy the recipes for use in the future!
Just put your mouse over the picture of the recipe and right click and choose “Save Image as”, give it a name(preferably the one in the photo), then save it to your recipe folder and you can then just print it from there.
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