Dave T.


AKA Hayner Toll House Cookies
This recipe comes from my aunt Sandy, she was married to my moms brother Jim. She would bake the basic form of these every year for the Hayner Family Reunion.
Myra decided to ramp things up at Christmas and add milk chocolate, semi sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and dried cranberries. This recipe makes a lot of cookies. Of course you can cut it in half or make the whole recipe and freeze the remaining dough till needed. They are absolutely delicious.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 30-50 cookies depending on the size
30 Min
25 Min


  • 5 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, light
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4
  • 1 c
    peanut butter
  • 2 12oz pkg
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 12oz pkg
    milk chocolate chips
  • 2 12oz pkg
    white chocolate chips
  • 2 c
    coarse chopped pecans
  • 2 c
    coarse chopped walnuts
  • 1 c
    coarse chopped dried cranberries

How to Make JimSandies


  1. Preheat oven to 275.
    Combine flour, soda, and salt, set aside.
  2. In a LARGE mixing bowl combine butter, white and brown sugar, and vanilla. Beat till creamy
  3. Beat in egg, one at a time.
  4. Add peanut butter
  5. Gradually add dry ingredients; mixing well
  6. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips and cranberries
  7. Using a large ice cream scoop drop onto either parchment or silicone lined baking sheet, press each down slightly and bake at 275 for 25 min for softer cookies 30 min for crisper cookies (your oven times may vary)
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for several min before moving to a cooling rack

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About JimSandies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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