Chocolate Chip Cookie: America’s Favorite Cookie?

One of the things that the cookie business has taught me is that people are passionate about their Chocolate Chip Cookies in all of their variations!

Discussions about what types of cookies people like, Peanut Butter, Snickerdoodle, and Oatmeal Raisin are fine but when we talk about these cookies the discussions never get as heated as they do when we discuss the Chocolate Chip Cookie.

American original, this cookie was invented by the proprietor of the Toll House Inn of Whitman Massachusetts in the 1930’s, Ruth Wakefield created this menu item as a way to satisfy the sweet tooth of her guests. Years later she would publish a cookbook Toll House Tried and True Recipes that included her recipe for Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cook that was soon being baked by housewives all across the country.

The debate rages over which is better, thick or thin, chewy or crisp, big or little, everyone has their personal preference. I prefer a chewy one but with crisp outer edges, the best of both worlds if you ask me. But whether you like them crunchy or soft there is sure to be a cookie that has the perfect texture for you.

Not Just Chips

The chocolate chip cookie has been transformed into more types of products than any other cookie. It may have started with only chocolate, but today variations include white chocolate morsels, Reese’s Pieces, M&M’s, walnuts are often added to the dough to give them a bit of crunch, or maybe Macadamia nuts. Chocolate and Peanut Butter is a classic combination so why not Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Don’t like a cookie, turn them into a bar and lets call the Chocolate Morsel Bar Cookies baked in a brownie pan!

How about a GIANT cookie? There is such a thing as a 12 inch diameter, 27 ounce monster cookie that would feed an entire children’s birthday party, or one really, really hungry cookie monster.

A flavor that we get asked to make a lot is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, and we have a customer that LOVES his Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip cookies.

What started in a little country Inn has grown into something remarkable and while there are many variations of this American classic one thing is for sure…we love our Chocolate Chip Cookies in all of their forms. What is your favorite?

Find recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies and more at our website.