Toll House chocolate chip cupcakes (1963)

Toll House chocolate chip cupcakes

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Toll House chocolate chip cupcakes retro recipe

First came Toll House Cookies, then Toll House Marble Squares… Now, the most exciting Toll House recipe yet… crunchy, delicious, loaded with Nestle’s chocolate and Diamond walnuts. 

Smooth, rich chocolate and crisp, crunchy walnuts taste so good together — and you get the best of each with Nestle’s and Diamonds.

Only Nestle’s makes the original semi-sweet chocolate morsels. They’re pure semisweet chocolate. No artificial coating or glaze covers up their rich chocolate goodness.

toll house cupcakes recipe nov 1963
Toll House chocolate chip cupcakes

Toll House chocolate chip cupcakes

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (divided)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5/8 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6-ounces chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)


  1. Combine and beat till creamy: butter, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 6 tablespoons of the brown sugar.
  2. Beat in 1 egg.
  3. Sift together and stir in the flour, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.
  4. Spoon by rounded tablespoonful into cupcake papers.
  5. Bake at 375 (F) for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Make the topping by combining 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/8 teaspoon salt and beat till very thick.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts if desired and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  8. Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture over the center of each cupcake.
  9. Bake at 375 (F) for an additional 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

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