Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies: Get the classic recipe

Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies

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Why to try delicious Toll House marble squares

By Ann McDuffie – Tampa Tribune (Florida) May 20, 1967

Everyone loves Toll House Cookies — which is why they’re so popular. Now there’s a new twist to these cookies. That’s Toll House Marble Squares.

They have the same chocolate, old-fashioned flavor of Toll House Cookies, but the whole batch of batter is baked at one time in a baking pan instead of on cookie sheets. This way you save the time of spooning cookies onto cookie sheets, getting them into and out of the oven and removing the cookies for cooling.

There’s a neat trick to marbleizing the chocolate morsels throughout the batter. The cookie batter is put into the baking pan and a package of semi-sweet chocolate morsels is sprinkled over the top. The pan goes into a preheated oven for 1 minute to soften the chocolate, then it’s removed and a spatula or knife is run through the batter to “marble” the cookies.

Finally, the whole thing is returned to the oven to continue baking until done. This trick is really simpler than it reads and just about as quick.

To serve, the cookies are cut into 2-inch squares. That’s for busy days. When you have more time, you can bake regular Toll House Cookies. These, incidentally, are said to be the only all-American cookie… and is the most popular, most often-baked cookie in the United States today.

Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies recipe (1)


Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies recipe (3)

Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies

Yield: 24 cookie bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 6 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup coarsely-chopped Diamond walnuts
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. (1 cup) Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  1. Beat till creamy butter, sugars, vanilla and water. Beat in egg.
  2. Sift and mix in flour, baking soda, salt. Add walnuts. 
  3. Spread in greased 13x9x2 inch pan. Sprinkle chocolate morsels over top of dough.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for one minute.
  5. Remove from oven. Run knife through dough to marbleize.
  6. Return to oven; continue to bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes more.
  7. Cool. Cut in 2-inch squares.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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Makes 2 dozen Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies

Variation – Oatmeal marble squares: Reduce flour to 3/4 cup and add 1 cup rolled oats.

Vintage Toll House Marble Squares recipe card (1962)

Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies recipe (2)

How to make the original Toll House Cookie recipe - the world-renowned chocolate chip cookie

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