Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Contributed by shakylegs

Makes about 60 cookies. You better have a large cookie tin.

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Keyword: Baking, Cookies
Servings: 60 cookies


  • Stand Mixer
  • Oven


  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup softened butter (I find that salt-free or half-salt tastes better)
  • .5 cup sugar
  • .5 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (the recipe calls for Nestle, I use President’s Choice: bigger chips)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I don’t add these)


  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat butter, sugars and vanilla in large mixer bowl.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts).
  • Drop onto ungreased baking sheets. (I used Silpat; it makes all baking a complete joy.)
  • Bake in preheated 375F oven for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown.

Lasagne – Quick and Easy!

How many times have you tried to make lasagne, only to find yourself cursing over wet noodles that just won’t cooperate?
It turns out that the secret to easy lasagne is – don’t cook the noodles. I learned this from New Moosewood Classics, which has an awesome recipe for Greek lasagne. If your tomato sauce is liquid enough, the noodles will cook while the assembled lasagne is baking. I’ve tried this countless times now, and assembly is a snap, and the results are yummy every time.
And just to clarify, I am not talking about so-called “express” lasagne noodles. I’m talking about real, honest-to-goodness noodles.
The following recipe is very traditional – I use Yves Veggie ground round instead of meat for my tomato sauce; you can presumably use anything that approximates the taste and texture of ground beef. The delight of this recipe for me is that it is not only really easy, but also very adaptable – use your imagination, ingredients-wise. Like pizza, lasagne can be an excellent way to use those leftover veggies.

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