Maxi Toll House Cookies: Easy Chewy Cookie

By La Cuisinière | Baked Goods

Apr 28

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Maxi Toll House Cookies – Toll House® cookies, aka chocolate chip cookies, are the perennial favorite of every chocolate lover – regardless of age.

Then you have Toll House® Maxi cookies – the perfect treat for our chocoholics.

No time to make cookie dough? Reach for the best chocolate chip cookie mixes!

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When Only Maxi Toll House Cookies Will Do

When was the last time you pulled out a cookie sheet covered with maxi sized, double chocolate chip cookies?

We’ve all baked a batch of cookies at one time or another. In fact, we have probably prepared hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies.

The traditional chocolate chip cookie has reached cult status in this family – it is our signature cookie at holiday gatherings.


While organizing another stash of recipe clippings today, I came across a single recipe card pulled out of a magazine years ago.

It was for the Toll House® Maxi Cookies – you know those huge, 3 ½-inch wide, soft, and chewy cookies.


The recipe card is from the Nestlé’s® Company, Inc. copyright 1983!

In our vintage family recipes, lard is used as the shortening – thanks to Pennsylvania Dutch roots. Yes, lard does produce a distinctive taste in cookies and pie crusts.

This brand of lard has:

  • All Natural – no artificial ingredients
  • 0 Grams Trans Fat, Naturally Gluten Free

Crisco© may have half the saturated fat of butter but it contains all those ingredients one hates to find in food products: Fully Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Palm Oil, Mono And Diglycerides, TBHQ And Citric Acid (Antioxidants).

They do have a “butter” flavor shortening but here are some of its ingredients: Natural And Artificial Flavor, Tbhq And Citric Acid (Antioxidants), Beta Carotene (Pro Vitamin A) Added For Color.

I stick to the real thing!

More recently, I’ve baked chocolate chip cookies with butter but the best compromise is to use half butter – half lard.

The resulting cookie batter still does not taste like the lard version but it is so much healthier.  And…lard is still better for you than hydrogenated fat in Crisco© baking products.

We have not seen Nestle’s® jumbo chocolate chunks recently but they could easily be duplicated by breaking up a dark chocolate bar into small pieces.  You can buy these high quality maxi chips in milk or white chocolate.  I also found these “mega chunks” of chocolate perfect for cookies or brownies.

Toll House® Cookies

Double Chocolate Maxi Cookies

  • Author: Recipe copyright © Nestlé’s Company 1983
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


The classic Toll House cookie…in a maxi size. Recipe was found on a card attached to the spine of a “vintage” cooking magazine.



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • One 12 oz (2 cups) Nestlé’s Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Maxi-Morsels, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 * Degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bow, combine the flour, the salt and the baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, the sugar and the water.
  4. Bring just to a boil.
  5. Remove from the heat.
  6. Add 6 ounces or 1 cup of the Maxi morsels and the vanilla extract.
  7. Stir until morsels melt and the mixture is smooth.
  8. Transfer to a large bowl.
  9. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Add the egg and beat well.
  11. Gradually blend in the flour mixture.
  12. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of Maxi morsels and the nuts.
  13. Drop by rounded measuring tablespoonful onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Use more than one cookie sheet if needed.
  14. Bake at 375* F for 8 to 10 minutes.
  15. Remove from the oven.
  16. Allow to stand a couple minutes before removing the cookies from the cookie sheets.
  17. Cook completely.
  18. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen 3 inch cookies.


Nutrition: Ha! If we have to know about the nutritional aspect of these cookies, we probably should not be eating any – not even one.

The way we look at it… if the “devil made me do it” then we are knowingly indulging in the calories. Bet you can’t have just one.

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This is not our recipe.

I’m including this vintage recipe here for my benefit. The card has been misplaced so many times.

The chocoholics is this family raise three cheers for Nestlé’s©!

Maxi Toll House Cookies Recipe copyright © Nestlé’s Company 1983

Chocoholics Unite!

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