noun

US
  • A sweet biscuit made with flour, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and sometimes chopped nuts.

    • ‘Others will dispute this, claiming the tollhouse cookie as the region's signature snack.’
    • ‘It was a strange combination of textures and flavors which tasted a bit like a tollhouse cookie with marshmallow on top.’
    • ‘They almost makes you not miss tollhouse cookies, and they are much more convenient than making them yourself!’
    • ‘I have this recipe for great vegan tollhouse cookies, but it never quite works out for me.’
    • ‘So there I was, riding the W train to work this morning, holding onto a bag full of homemade tollhouse cookies for the office, skimming along in my bad novel, when the train left Queensboro Plaza and plunged into the tunnel.’
    • ‘This cookie has a white cookie base similar to a tollhouse cookie.’

Origin

Named after the Toll House in Whitman, Massachusetts, source of the original recipe.

Pronunciation

tollhouse cookie

/təʊlhaʊsˈkʊki/