Is Toll House generally used as just another name for chocolate cookies, or is it specific for the recipe on the package? Is it maybe a regional thing? Which would be weird because I grew up in the area I’m talking about and never heard it used that way.
I have to go get some things done, but I’ll be back later to explain why I’m asking. In the meantime, I’m hoping for some opinions. Or just cookie stories, if you can’t think of anything else. I’m flexible.
I’m with Heart of Dorkness. I’d think you’re a marketing shill for Nestle, trying to force the general public to use the annoying “Toll House” name for the chocolate chip cookie. Then I’d give you a hard time for not making your chocolate chips peanut safe, so we have to buy Hershey’s brand anyway.
The name Toll House predates Nestles’ marketing of the chips, though. The recipe was invented by a woman who worked near a toll house. Nestle bought her recipe in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
To me it means cookies baked from the recipe on the back of the Nestles Toll House Chips bag. Not puffy chocolate chip cookies. Not packaged chocolate chip cookies. Cookies baked from that recipe. With semi-sweet chips.
Yep. They are a specific kind of chocolate chip cookie, and are unsullied by things like macadamia nuts, white “chocolate” or whatever it is that goes into cookies so they turn out an inch thick and doughy.
They are probably what 90% of the population envisions when they think about chocolate chip cookies.
Shirley O. Corriher, of Cook Wise fame, wrote another book, Bake Wise. In her research for it, she went back to the writing about the original Toll House Cookie recipe. She says the back of the package left out some critical facts, and that makes most THCs come out too thin at the edges. You have to choose between underdone and burnt on the edges. One of the things left out is that the woman who created the cookie always put the dough in the refrigerator overnight. That allows a bonding of proteins and fats that I can’t adequately explain, because I’m not Shirley.