Toddie’s Cookies

Toddies Cookies

Hello Heirloom Family! 

I am here today with a Crispy Nut Cookie with a chewy center and they are named after a human named Toddie and I am not sure why! LOL…To be fair I am not sure if it is a human either..they could have named them after their dog! HA! 

When I took upon the task of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by cooking recipes from my childhood’s Catholic Church “St. Patrick’s” cookbook-I had no idea what recipes I was going to pick. I am not going to lie, the name and the ingredients are what captured me. A cookie with ALL brown sugar? Chocolate optional? This was a little different, and I liked it. 

Let me tell you…I was not disappointed. Toddie obviously knew their way around a good cookie. I actually know that I have some followers from this area of California…and if you know who Toddie is-please let me know…I have questions. Like why are these their cookies? Do they add the chocolate chips? Did you get these on your birthday? Who knows?

What I do know is that these are a winner. They are a slightly crispier cookie than what I typically go for-but not in a bad way. The nuts and brown sugar give them a caramely-nutty brown butter flavor. I DID add chocolate-because hello I have kids over here- but I did have some without it and I actually preferred it! 

Here is the deal. When Mrs Sue Bowen tells you to drop by TEASPOON you need to do it. These bad boys SPREAD. If you are using a cookie scoop use a leveled SMALL scoop. I used a teaspoon and they ended up making a good sized cookie! Please understand these are NOT chocolate chip cookies. So the crispy factor plays into the fact that they are meant to be just batter and nuts. They are NOT crispy throughout either though- I still got that chewy center that makes you swoon when you eat it. 

Do yourself a favor and make Toddie’s Favorite cookies…they might just end up being your favorite too! 

I found a tsp cookie scoop! It is considered "Extra Small" Click below to check it out!

Toddies Cookies

Toddie's Cookies

A delicious nut cookie found in a church cookbook from over 25 years ago.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 3 dozen



  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup nuts


  • chocolate chips


  • Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  • Mix dry ingredients and combine with sugar mixture.
  • Drop by teaspoon or SMALL cookie scoop on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown in 350 degree oven. (I baked mine for about 11 minutes)
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies, Nuts, toddie's cookies
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