Do not you love it if your children are getting ready for bed and you hear,”By the way Mother – our class party is tomorrowand I signed up for three dozen chocolate chip cookies!”
Cookies are America’s most popular dessert, and for those late night, emergency cookie baking sessions, or any cookie event, about half of the biscuits baked are chocolate chip.
Did you ever wonder what chocolate chip biscuits and President John F. Kennedy have in common? Perhaps not, but here are a few ancient chocolate chip cookie tidbits.
There are an estimated 2,000 varieties of the popular cookie, from chocolate chip banana to white chocolate chip raspberry, but the most popular is the Toll House cookie recipe found on the back of each Nestlé chocolate chip bundle.
Their tourist lodge was housed in a building (circa 1709) where, at once, travelers paid their tolls, changed horses and appreciated home-cooked meals.
The Toll House Inn was well known for Ruth’s cooking, especially her desserts. She regularly sent travelers on their way with a plate of her yummy cookies. One uneventful day in 1937, Ruth added little chunks of a Nestlé’s Semisweet Yellow Label Chocolate bar to her butter cookie dough.
Results? Immediate success!
The story goes that Ruth received a lifetime supply of chocolate in exchange for her recipe, which Nestle’ printed on the back of the semisweet chocolate bar packs. The cookie recipe has been so popular that Nestlé started marketing chocolate chips for use particularly for cookies.
Through time, the favorite Toll House Inn contained many well-known guests, for example – guess who?
Nearly a century later Ruth dropped that piece of chocolate to her biscuits, each bag of Nestle chocolate chips in North America has been Wakefield’s first, Toll House recipe printed on the back.
Exactly like Ruth’s recipe, all simple chocolate chip recipes call for flour, sugar, margarine or butter, baking powder or baking soda, eggs, vanilla, and chocolate chips. The flavor and texture varies with recipe. Some chocolate chip cookies bake others and bloated flat. The simplest to decorate are horizontal.
Yes, these are especially unique for Jenny and Jeff’s school parties – that is, if you are not too tired after your night baking session! Chocolate chip cookies are yummy enough without icing, but a small decoration will make one of the hottest mom from the class!
Rather than the more time-consuming person cookies, the chocolate chip pan cookie could be a life-saver when you have awakened , realizing you forgot to bake those cookies for tomorrow’s first tier celebration of”National Play Doh Day.”
Once you bake the cookie, pipe onto a balloon (royal icing border filled in with gel icings) and message like”Happy Imagining!”
While chocolate chip cookies do not lend themselves to the fancier, polished cookie bouquets, they can be quite cute and cheerful – precisely what for 85-year-old Aunt Myrna, who wed her yoga teacher, or Cousin Jim who graduated from bungee-jumping course – with flying colours!
Here’s one thought:
Lollipop sticks (wrapped paper, not plastic) of varying heights
Organize four balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Add a lollipop stick into each ball. Press dough down marginally.
Use icing sparingly in order not to detract from the healthy cookie flavor. For the”cookies and milk” theme, you may want to add white icing milk moustaches.