What’s more American than Chocolate Chip Cookies?
The chocolate chip cookie was a delicious accident. It was discovered in 1930 by Ruth Graves Wakefield, in Whitman, Massachusetts. Owner of the Toll House Inn, a popular restaurant that always supplied a good home cooked meal. Ruth’s cookbook, published in 1936, featured a recipe called “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie,” and soon became a popular treat across the country.
Using bits of Nestle Chocolate, she accidentally discovered the treat by trying to melt the chocolate in the batter as the cookies baked. Fortunately, the chocolate did not melt, and left the bits of chocolate chunks in the cookies…and the chocolate chip cookie was born.
Ruth went on to sell her recipe to Nestle for a lifetime of chocolate chips, and with every bag of Nestle’s milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips, Ruth’s original chocolate chip cookie recipe is printed on the back.
Here is a chocolate chip cookie recipe worth making (Nestle) – It’s my go-to recipe when I’m in the mood for making cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Nestle Choc. Chips (Milk or Semi Sweet)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees before moving on to making the dough.
- Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time.
- Mix together flour, baking soda,salt and chocolate chips in a separate bowl and then gradually into the creamy mixture.
- Drop by the spoonful onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for about 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes and then move to wire racks to cool completely. (I like to bake them just before they are golden brown. This creates a delicious, doughy inside.)
- Enjoy these chocolate chip cookies warm with a tall glass of chilled milk.
(Source of Recipe: Nestle)