The Chocolate Chip Cookie is a very popular dessert. It consists of a cookie with chocolate chips inserted and baked inside it. It is a widely popular cookie eaten all across the country today, and has been gobbled up as a dessert since the 1930's. They come in many different shapes and sizes.
The chocolate chip cookie was first made in 1930 by a woman named Ruth Wakefield. Ruth was making her favorite cookies, Butter Drop Do cookies, when she ran out of baker's chocolate. So she cut up a Nestle's chocolate bar and used that in the cookies instead. Ruth thought the chocolate would melt into the cookie. But it didn't. Instead, it only softened. So the world's first chocolate chip cookie was made by mistake.
At that time, Mrs. Wakefield owned an inn in Massachusetts called The Toll House Inn. There she gave guests her new "invention" in baking. Almost a decade later, the Nestle Company got word of Mrs. Wakefield's "invention" and started marketing their chocolate in morsels under the name "Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips". Nestle bought the rights to the Toll House name and also Ruth Wakefield's recipe, calling it "The Famous Toll House Cookie." The recipe was even printed on the back of the bag.
|Unsalted butter||1 cup|
|Granulated white sugar||1 cup|
|Packed light brown sugar||1cup|
|Vanilla Extract||2 teaspoons|
|All-purpose flour||2 1/2 cups|
|Baking Soda||3/4 teaspoons|
|Chocolate Chips||1-1 1/2 cups|
- Preheat over to 350 degrees F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Cream butter in a bowl with an electric mixer
- While mixing add in white and brown sugars and beat until fluffy
- Once fluffy, beat in eggs, one at a time
- Add in vanilla
- In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt
- Mix the contents from the two bowls together and add the chocolate chips in half way through mixing
- Freeze the dough until firm
- Once firm, scoop out dough onto the prepared baking sheet
- Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes or until brown around the edges
- Let cookies cool on wire rack
- Clean Up.
- In 1987 Chester Soling sponsored a contest to find the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies and got over 2,600 responses for various recipes
- Ruth Wakefield was originally a dietitian before becoming an owner of an Inn and creator of the chocolate chip cookie
- On New Years Eve, 1984, the Toll House Inn, the original birthplace of the chocolate chip cookie, burned down
- Chocolate chip cookies are the biggest selling cookie in the US today
- Chocolate chip cookies were originally called Chocolate Crunch Cookies
- The Massachusetts official state cookie is the chocolate chip cookie, and in 2001 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania declared it their official cookie as well