The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

Many people like to treat their families to home-baked goodies. As just about everyone knows, America’s favorite cookie is the good old Chocolate Chip. Recipes and variations abound, and often families have their own versions of this most-loved sweet. What some people may not be aware of, though, is the origin of this cookie. The story goes that a Massachusetts innkeeper by the name of Ruth Wakefield accidentally invented the scrumptious diet-breaker. It seems Mrs. Wakefield was baking a batch of chocolate cookies in the kitchen of the Toll House Inn and substituted grated chocolate bits for melted chocolate. Apparently, Ruth was hoping that the chocolate bits would melt and mix into the batter as they baked. It seems she was wrong. Her mistake, however, became one of this country’s all-time favorite treats.

There are many variations of the Chocolate Chip cookie. Some popular ones include:

* Replacing the typical walnuts in the recipe with macadamias; * Mixing different types of chips with the chocolate, such as butterscotch or peanut butter; * Adding dried fruits, like raisins or cranberries.

My clan prefers the solidly unpretentious, classic chocolate chip cookie. Following is the recipe for my family’s favorite after-school snack, which is the classic Toll House version.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks butter, softened 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 3/4 cup white sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 2 cups semi-sweet morsels, 1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy. Add the vanilla, and the eggs one at a time. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts by hand.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

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

This recipe makes approximately 60 delicious cookies.

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.

Classic Cookies – Italian Wedding Cookies

It is also known as “Mexican wedding cookie”. Italian Wedding Cakes is effortless and simple to make recipe. It is hard to give explanation how tasty this Italian Wedding Cakes is. Here is some information about Classic Cookies – Italian Wedding Cookies

  1. History of Classic Cookies
  2. The texture of the Classic Cookies

1. History of Classic Cookies:

The name “wedding cookies” is a remaining mystery to all. A small number of Latinos bake them in their resident countries for their family. In fact, there is no actual word for them in Spanish. Recipes for them are not present from for the most Mexican and Russian-language cookbooks. More people are questioning still is why they are connected with weddings. Brides and grooms will offer them at their receptions. Italian Wedding Cookies are Pignoli, Biscotti, Pizelle, Cucidati, Butter Cookies, Seed Cookies, Anise Cookies, Lady Lock Cookies and Peanut Butter Blossoms.

In the wedding guests, too, if a 7-foot-long table filled with Classic Cookies – Italian Wedding Cookies will awaits you at the reception. It signifies an impression of the bride and groom at a wedding. The cookie table was a wedding ceremony custom. It was a cultural in Italy. Women family members from both sides of the families would start months earlier than the wedding making their favourite cookies. The cookies are brought to the wedding ceremony along with other presents for the couple. The cookies would be presented on long tables. Guests of the wedding ceremony come to the reception, find their table or seat, and go to the cookie table. They use plates to get their favourite cookies.

2. The texture of the Classic Cookies:

There is a unique cookie, known to numerous individuals. It is easily broken and fine, with plenty of different names that indicate the same thing. It is a melt-in-the-mouth confectionery with a lot of cherish with warm and loving memories to all. Sometimes it is blurring but always with loving recollections of mother or grandmother baking, with friends and family gathered round for festive occasions. The kitchens covered with the sweet aroma of a unique and well baked morsel that comes with a butter-and-nut flavour.