One whiff of something familiar coming from the kitchen and we are instantly kids again. And no food is more closely aligned with that of childhood compared to the chocolate chip cookie. Warm and gooey, crispy and hard, filled with nuts or deliciously plain, the chocolate chip cookie embodies all that is sweet and wonderful about childhood.
As owners and operators of the Toll House Inn in 1930’s Massachusetts, Ruth Wakefield and her husband tended to all of their guests’ needs in a bid to give them a special experience. Ruth herself worked in the kitchen, quickly gaining popularity with her scrumptious desserts. One favorite, the Butter Drop Do cookie called for baker’s chocolate. Needless to say, the chocolate chip cookie became quite a hit, as tasters enjoyed the softened chocolate wrapped within the cookie – a far cry from the baker’s chocolate, which melted entirely.
The chocolate chip cookie rocketed to stardom taking Nestle’s semi-sweet chocolate combined with it. Eager to align his company further with this popular treat, Andrew Nestle traded Ruth Wakefield a lifetime supply of chocolate for the rights to print her chocolate chip cookie recipe on all his chocolate packaging.
That famous recipe stands now delighting generation after generation with its simple goodness. Needless to say, as the years have gone by, those attempting to elevate the chocolate chip cookie into another level have included all manner of different ingredients. Contests are held all over the world seeking the best chocolate chip cookie. However, most cookie fans will tell you the very best chocolate chip cookie is the one that’s simple in its production. As the saying goes, sometimes less is more.
For the baking challenged among us, the opportunity to make the chocolate chip cookie remains within our grasp. Advancements in packaging have given way to pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough – ready to slice and bake; no mixing of ingredients, no mess of any kind – and in 10 minutes you have fresh baked cookies right from the oven.
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