Thursday, May 21, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies


The Chocolate Chip Cookie was invented in 1933 by
Ruth Wakefield who owned the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Mass. Mrs. Wakefield was making chocolate cookies but ran out of regular baker's chocolate, so she substituted it with broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate, thinking that it would melt and mix into the batter. It clearly did not, and the chocolate chip cookie was born. Wakefield sold the recipe to Nestlé in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate chips.

Every bag of Nestlé chocolate chips in North America has a variation of her original recipe printed on the back.

THE ORIGINAL Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


1 comment:

Joanne said...

Sounds good to me. I'm always looking for a good cookie (biscuit here in Australia) recipe.
Thanks for this one, I'll be trying it out on the family.