Definition of tollhouse cookie in US English:

tollhouse cookie


  • A cookie made with flour, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and usually chopped nuts.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Others will dispute this, claiming the tollhouse cookie as the region's signature snack.’
    • ‘They almost makes you not miss tollhouse cookies, and they are much more convenient than making them yourself!’
    • ‘It was a strange combination of textures and flavors which tasted a bit like a tollhouse cookie with marshmallow on top.’
    • ‘I have this recipe for great vegan tollhouse cookies, but it never quite works out for me.’


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


tollhouse cookie

/ˈtoʊlˌhaʊs ˈkʊki/