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Toll House Brownies

March 12, 2018Teresa

Toll House Brownies are awesome. Really. These cookies start with that famous Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor but made in brownie form. Then I drizzle a chocolate/vanilla glaze over top. Yes, please! These jewels are a chocolate lover’s delight and certainly addictive. But if you’re looking for a marvelous way to get your chocolate fix, then these brownies need to be on your “to make” list, pronto. ๐Ÿ™‚

Years ago, John worked for the Baptist Convention of New England as the Business Administrator. We went up in early January 1990 and stayed almost seven years in the Northborough/Worcester area. Since we came from sunny Florida, the weather was a dramatic change. Call me crazy, but I loved shoveling snow and my kids enjoyed building igloos and playing ice hockey (sort of) on our ice-covered lawn.

We traveled all over New England while we were there. We climbed several mountains in New Hampshire (Monadnock and Cardigan) and Vermont. We tent-camped by streams in Mohawk Trail State Forest in Western Massachusetts. We cooked food over an open fire and enjoyed our share of S’Mores. We visited lighthouses in Cape Elizabeth, Acadia and across southern Maine. We drove across beautiful regions inNew Hampshire like Conway, and on up through the Green Mountains of Vermont. We hiked, fished, swam (yes, in that cold, cold water), and overall loved our New England experience.

Because I was home-schooling our kids at the time, we also visited all kinds of museums like the whaling museum in Bedford and Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. The aquarium in Boston was amazing. And, of course, we did the Freedom Trail, Sturbridge Village, Plimouth Plantation and Plymouth Rock many times. We loved living in New England. The beauty of it was breath-taking and it was a boy’s paradise.

While we lived there, I had the chance of sampling a lot spectacular cooking along the way. At one party I tried these fantastic Chocolate Chip Cookies. The wife of the Executive Director for Southern Baptists in New England had made them. I adored these cookies and Judy gladly gave me her recipe. Judy made her cookies (with the addition of pecans) and they were drool worthy! I’ve had that recipe in my big recipe binder for years. It was way overdo for a “make.”

I got a call last month to make brownies for an activity at our church so I decided to bake Judy’s recipe in brownie form. They turned out terrific that way. I used miniature chocolate chips because that’s all I had on hand except for chocolate chunks. But actually, I thought the miniature chocolate chips filled these brownies out so much that the recipe works better with miniature chocolate chips. I also added some German Chocolate Brownies and Fudgy M&M Brownies. All were received very well and scarfed down in no time! ๐Ÿ™‚

I was so happy with how these delectable brownies turned out. They’re filled with chocolate but the extra chocolate glaze on top makes them spectacular. These brownies were the first to go at the party I baked them for. You’ll see why once you bake up a batch. ๐Ÿ™‚ And take a trip down memory lane while you enjoy them.

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Toll House Brownies are absolutely mouthwatering and delectable.

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This luscious dessert is perfect for tailgating or holiday parties, potlucks, backyard BBQS or baby showers.

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If you’re looking for a delightful dessert for the next time you have company over, this is it!

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Toll House Brownies are filled with miniature chocolate chips and pecan chips. They’re terrific any time you need a chocolate fix!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the brownies. Miniature chocolate chips and pecan chips or bits work better than regular chocolate chips or broken pecan pieces.

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Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, baking soda, salt and vanilla.

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Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add miniature chocolate chips and pecan chips or bits (finely diced pecans).

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Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Press mixture into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish. Bake at 350 about 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before adding chocolate glaze.

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I used these ingredients for the chocolate glaze.

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Microwave chips about one minute and stir.

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Microwave and stir every 15 seconds until chips are totally melted. This will take about 30 seconds longer.

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Drizzle chocolate glaze over top of cooled brownies.

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Toll House Brownies will be the hit of any party.

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Every bite of Toll House Brownies will have you salivating like Pavlov’s dogs!

Here’s the recipe.

TOLL HOUSE BROWNIES

(Recipe inspired from Judy Lyle’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, Baptist Convention of New England, Northborough, MA)

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These rich, delectable brownies are filled with miniature chocolate chips and pecan chips. Then they're drizzled with a luscious chocolate glaze. They're terrific for tailgating and holiday parties, potlucks, baby showers and backyard barbecues.
Toll House Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this scrumptious #dessert takes the best of #TollHouse #cookies & puts them in #brownie form. Then a #chocolate icing is drizzled over top. Absolutely mouthwatering. #tailgating
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
Toll House Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this scrumptious #dessert takes the best of #TollHouse #cookies & puts them in #brownie form. Then a #chocolate icing is drizzled over top. Absolutely mouthwatering. #tailgating
Instructions
BROWNIES:
  1. Cream butter, sugars, extract, eggs, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add flour, chocolate chips and pecans and stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spread into a greased 9x13โ€ glass baking dish.
  4. Pat down and smooth top.
  5. Bake at 350 approximately 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely before adding chocolate glaze.
CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
  1. Place chips in a microwaveable glass measuring cup and heat on high heat about 30 seconds.
  2. Stir.
  3. Continue microwaving over 100% power in 15-second intervals and stirring after each interval.
  4. You may need a total of about 1 ยฝ minutes for the chips to melt down sufficiently.
  5. Scoop icing into a plastic bag.
  6. Cut off tip and squeeze icing over top of cooled brownies.
Recipe Notes
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Toll House Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this scrumptious #dessert takes the best of #TollHouse #cookies & puts them in #brownie form. Then a #chocolate icing is drizzled over top. Absolutely mouthwatering. #tailgating

These brownies will cure any sweet tooth craving you have!

Toll House Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this scrumptious #dessert takes the best of #TollHouse #cookies & puts them in #brownie form. Then a #chocolate icing is drizzled over top. Absolutely mouthwatering. #tailgating

I loved the way these brownies turned out. Like I said, these brownies are addictive. You won’t want to stop after eating just one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Toll House Brownies are the B-E-S-T!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Print Recipe
Toll House Brownies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These rich, delectable brownies are filled with miniature chocolate chips and pecan chips. Then they're drizzled with a luscious chocolate glaze. They're terrific for tailgating and holiday parties, potlucks, baby showers and backyard barbecues.
Toll House Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this scrumptious #dessert takes the best of #TollHouse #cookies & puts them in #brownie form. Then a #chocolate icing is drizzled over top. Absolutely mouthwatering. #tailgating
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
Toll House Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this scrumptious #dessert takes the best of #TollHouse #cookies & puts them in #brownie form. Then a #chocolate icing is drizzled over top. Absolutely mouthwatering. #tailgating
Instructions
BROWNIES:
  1. Cream butter, sugars, extract, eggs, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add flour, chocolate chips and pecans and stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spread into a greased 9x13โ€ glass baking dish.
  4. Pat down and smooth top.
  5. Bake at 350 approximately 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely before adding chocolate glaze.
CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
  1. Place chips in a microwaveable glass measuring cup and heat on high heat about 30 seconds.
  2. Stir.
  3. Continue microwaving over 100% power in 15-second intervals and stirring after each interval.
  4. You may need a total of about 1 ยฝ minutes for the chips to melt down sufficiently.
  5. Scoop icing into a plastic bag.
  6. Cut off tip and squeeze icing over top of cooled brownies.
Recipe Notes
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37 Comments

  • Diane

    August 31, 2019 at 11:39 am

    I was disappointed with them they did not rise as much as pix followed the recipe to the tee what did I do wron?

    1. Teresa

      September 1, 2019 at 8:59 am

      Diane, sometimes it will depend on how old your baking soda is, other times it may be the type of baking dish you use. I also don’t overmix recipes. I use the mixer as little as possible.. Where I can, I stir. I would keep trying. How did they taste?

  • Charlotte Snyder

    August 22, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Don’t want to pour cold water on this, but this is the exact recipe (except for the nuts) on the Nestle’s chocolate chip package.

    1. Teresa

      August 23, 2019 at 9:58 am

      Hi Charlotte. Perhaps that’s why my friend Judy called it Toll House cookies. The cookies don’t have an icing though. I really liked them as a brownie.

    2. Mjr

      September 4, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      Thats what I thought too. Isnโ€™t it just the Toll House cookie made as a bar cookie?

      1. Teresa

        September 5, 2019 at 6:11 am

        Perhaps. This one has icing on top. It was a recipe given to me decades ago from a friend.

  • Lisa

    July 30, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    These are great! I didn’t have any mini chocolate chips, so I used the regular chocolate chips I had on hand but added a few less than called for and added some mini M&Ms I had on hand instead. They were extra colorful and sweet enough that I didn’t make the glaze on top. This is one l
    of my new favorite recipes and perfect for when you want cookies, but don’t have 3 hours to make them.

    1. Teresa

      July 31, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Hi, Lisa. Thanks so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed the cookies. I agree. We don’t always have endless time available so these are a great alternative. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heidi

    July 22, 2019 at 6:51 am

    These are so delicious! I didn’t make the chocolate topping and they are still a very nice sweet treat. This recipe is going to be my new go-to. Thank you!

    1. Teresa

      July 22, 2019 at 11:40 am

      Hi, Heidi. Thanks so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed the brownies! They are delightful, indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ruth

    July 6, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I had a hard time getting the right consistancy for the melted chips for the topping. Help! It was too thick and wouldnโ€™t thin out enough to drizzle over brownies.

    1. Teresa

      July 7, 2019 at 8:56 am

      Hi Ruth. I think some of it depends on the microwave, the other is the actual composition of the chocolate chips. Each brand is different. Adding a little butter or shortening can help them soften more if that’s the problem. You can also try doing it on the stovetop in a saucepan.

    2. Anonymous

      July 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

      White chocolate, if heated too much, will not thin!! It burns easily. So that might be the case. White chocolate is hard to microwave. Slow intervals ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Teresa

        July 9, 2019 at 11:57 am

        Thanks for sharing your tips.

  • Beth

    April 10, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Greetings from Worcester! Can’t wait to try these bars.

    1. Teresa

      April 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      Hi, Beth. They are really terrific! Enjoy.

  • Laura Strnad

    July 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    How many pecans do I need if I finely chop them myself. And I guess I am uninformed cause I never knew the difference between the two flours. Otherwise it really looks good and tempts me to make it.

    1. Teresa

      July 30, 2018 at 5:09 am

      Hi, Laura. I think if you purchased a normal 8-ounce bag of pecans, you will have more than enough for the recipe, once they are finely chopped. They are delicious. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

  • Vanessa

    July 27, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing! They look like a great one to make for a gathering!

    1. Teresa

      July 28, 2018 at 7:43 am

      Hi, Vanessa, yes these Toll House Brownies are terrific. I’m sure all your friends will love them.

  • Suzanne

    July 26, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I made these just like you called for and they were FABULOUS!! I had also heard about “bleached” flour. I always use “unbleached”. As a general rule, I go with the least chemical ingredient available. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    1. Teresa

      July 26, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Hi, Suzanne. I’m so glad you loved the recipe. It was sure hard for me to stay out of them. Hope you have a great weekend.

  • Marsha Grib

    July 2, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I’m not about to go out and get special flour for this recipe….sorry. Been making the TH cookies for years with regular flour and they’re not tough. …[??]

    1. Teresa

      July 2, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Marsha. I always use unbleached flour because we read an article in the 80s that talked about the bleaching process in flour sapping the nutrients and the chemical additives cause toughness. While it’s my preferred choice of flour, feel free to use what you prefer in this recipe.

  • Marsha Grib

    July 2, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I’ m not about to go out and get special flour for this recipe…. sorry.

    1. Shasta

      July 29, 2018 at 10:34 am

      You don’t have to go buy a different type of flour!! Use what you normally buy! The majority of seasoned cooks KNOW the difference between bleached and unbleached flour. Myself, I only buy and use organic unbleached flour. Stop your wimpy attitude and make the damn cookies! They’re good!!

      1. Teresa

        July 29, 2018 at 2:25 pm

        Hi, Shasta. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Hope you enjoyed the brownies. Have a great week.

    2. Pam

      April 23, 2019 at 9:29 am

      Why were you so nasty about this? Use whatever flour you want.

      1. Teresa

        April 23, 2019 at 11:34 am

        Hi, Pam. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you give these brownies a try. They’re terrific. Have a great week.

  • Joanna

    March 17, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Could these be made without the pecans? I want to make them for a family event, but we’ve got someone with a nut allergy (both peanut and tree nuts) so I can’t take anything with nuts. The pecans seems to make up a significant portion of the dough, so I wondered if more chocolate chips should be added to compensate for that or just omit the pecans and keep everything else the same? Have you by chance successfully made this nut free? Thanks so much!

    1. Teresa

      March 19, 2018 at 6:56 am

      Hi, Joanna. Yes you can leave out the pecans. But because of the small size and how they absorb the liquid in the cookie dough, the texture will be different. You may have to cook the brownies longer or shorter, so I’d keep an eye on them while baking. Enjoy.

    2. Lisa

      October 13, 2018 at 10:58 am

      May I ask how they turned out without nuts. We have but allergies in our house as well

      1. Teresa

        October 13, 2018 at 11:21 am

        Hi, Lisa. I think they will turn out okay without nuts. They just won’t be as full or crunchy.

  • Gerri Natzke

    March 13, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Looks great!

    1. Teresa

      March 13, 2018 at 11:44 am

      Thanks, Gerri. They are terrific. Have a great week.

  • Mona

    March 12, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    WOW!! Looks amazing. Thank you for sharing!
    Mona.

    1. Teresa

      March 13, 2018 at 11:44 am

      Hi, Mona. Yes, these are certainly brownies to drool over! Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚

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