The biggest selling cookie in the United States is the chocolate chip cookie, which is no surprise. (Except to you die-hard Thin Mints people, who have hoards of those delicious morsels in your freezers. Thanks for supporting our Girl Scouts!) But, did you know that chocolate chip cookies were originally called Chocolate Crunch Cookies?
Like all great things in history, they were made by mistake. In 1930, an ingenious woman named Ruth Wakefield was in the midst of baking Butter Drop Do cookies and realized that she was out of bakers chocolate. Not one to give up in the kitchen, she then chopped up a Nestle’s Semisweet Yellow Label Chocolate bar into small pieces and add the pieces into her cookie dough. Though she hoped the chocolate would melt into the dough, the pieces just softened a bit and created the modern day chocolate chip cookie.
Okay, enough trivia. Here’s what you’ve been waiting for…the famous New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe! (You can find a modified version here at The Other Side of Fifty blog. The photos below are courtesy of this fabulous blog.) (more…)