TOLL HOUSE® Mouse Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 36 to 48 cookies (3 to 4 dozen)


TOLL HOUSE® Mouse Cookies will be loved by everyone in your family. These moist double chocolate cookies are shaped like a mouse! NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels combine to make a fabulous chocolate cookie that is decorated with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels for eyes and nose. These 1st Prize winning cookies were created by Dorothy Ringgold of Fresno, CA and are a big hit with her grandchildren.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour and baking soda in medium bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Remove 3/4 cup dough; set aside.

BEAT cocoa gradually into remaining dough in bowl. Stir in 3/4 cup morsels. Roll chocolate dough into 3/4-inch ball. Place on ungreased baking sheet and press to 1/4-inch thickness. Roll chocolate dough into two 1/2-inch balls. Place each above larger circle and press to 1/4-inch thickness for ears. Roll reserved white dough into 1/4-inch ball and place in center of large circle for nose. Repeat with remaining doughs, placing cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until dough is set. Arrange mini morsels on warm cookies for eyes and one on top of nose. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; carefully remove to wire racks to cool completely.

so cute

by c. carla , BELLE FOURCHE, SD on Mar. 2007

My kids just love helping and of course eating too. This is so easy to make and so very cute too. This is so fun for your kids to help.

mouse cookies

by R. ROSE , MASSAPEQUA, NY on Aug. 2006

so cute and delicious to eat my kids had such fun decorating and putting them together

Ummmm, good

by J. JOEL , FORT DODGE, IA on May. 2005

These were some very good cookies. Think I will get some of my friends together and make several dozen and send them over-seas for our men.

It worth the try!

by M. Mariana , BERWYN, IL on Jan. 2005

I love this, they become cute once its all done.

Really Great !!!

by L. Linda , NORTH CANTON, OH on Dec. 2004

These cookies are great for chocolate lovers. My family loved them. I even frosted a few of them with chocolate frosting for a little extra flavor.

Toll House Mouse Cookies

by C. Carole , HARRISVILLE, OH on Dec. 2004

Thwae cookies are so much fun to bake. I even enjoy doing it. They get eaten a lot faster in the shape of a mouse too. The kids love to bite their ears off first.