Discover the Recipe that Made Chocolate Chip Cookies

Discover the Recipe that Made Chocolate Chip Cookies

With so many variations of the chocolate chip cookie today, few people truly know the traditional method of preparing it.

Now, you will get to know the history and recipe behind the original American chocolate chip cookie and be able to add that to your repertoire of culinary skills. Read on to find out how the new address to taste an authentic chocolate chip cookie could be yours.

So, now it’s time for a history lesson; let us flip back through the pages of history and revisit the events that conceived this wonderful chocolate biscuit that took the world and every sweet loving tooth by storm.

A Cookie History:

The popular chocolate chip cookie originated in the United States and features chocolate chips as the distinguishing ingredient. It was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield who owned a very popular restaurant, Toll House Inn, which featured home cooking in the 1930s.

There are many stories surrounding the invention of the cookie. Ruth Wakefield claimed that she had already been serving a thin butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream. With the chocolate chip cookie she was trying to give people something different. Another legend goes that Wakefield was making chocolate cookies and on running out of regular baker's chocolate, substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate from Nestlé thinking that they would melt and mix into the batter. Fortunately, for her and the rest of the world, they did not. And the chocolate chip cookie was born!

While the exact flow of events leading up to the world famous cookie’s invention cannot be completely ascertained, what’s definite is the recipe for it. The traditional recipe combines a dough composed of butter and both brown and white sugar with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Read on to know how to bake your own batch of traditional chocolate chip cookies at home.

Ingredients for The Masterpiece:

150g salted butter, softened

80g light brown Muscovado sugar

80g granulated sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract


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1 large egg

225 gm. plain flour

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

¼ tsp salt

200g plain chocolate chips or chunks

Make And Bake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 177 degree Celsius. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Put the butter and sugars into a bowl and beat until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt over the mixture and mix in with a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.
  3. Using a teaspoon, place small mounds of the mixture well apart on the baking trays. Bake in the oven for 8–10 minutes until light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre.
  4. Leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to firm up and then transfer to a cooling rack.

So, the next time you decide to surprise the kids or your spouse with cookies, they are in for something greater than they expected. Also, there’s nothing like an authentic chocolate chip cookie to butter up the boss, make up after a fight or impress the in-laws. Truly, the traditional chocolate chip cookie is worth a million times its weight in happiness!

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