Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
It is one of the rare recipes that the Americans brought to the world. It also has a very interesting story of its origin. It was invented in 1930 by a woman named Ruth Graves Wakefield. Ruth's Toll House Inn these years. He was running a restaurant.
One day, while she was starting to make chocolate chip cookies, she realized that she had run out of quick-melting chocolate used in pastry. She smashed Nestle's chocolates and added them to her cookies in the hopes that she would take her place. But the result was a complete fiasco. While the chocolate chips should have melted and mixed into the dough, they only softened slightly and remained in pieces in the dough.
These cookies made by mistake are very popular. During the Second World War, the families of the soldiers who set out to join the war sent their children with cookies as a way to travel. The soldiers wrote letters from the places they went and asked them to send the cookies again.
The reputation of the cookies increased so much that Ruth and Nestle owner Andrew Nestle made a deal. Under the deal, Nestle will write the recipe for the cookie on the back of each Nestle package, in exchange for giving Ruth a free piece of chocolate for life. Since that day, the "chocolate chip cookie" recipe has been written on the back of the chocolate chip packages sold in America.
According to George Boucher, who was working with Ruth at the time, the story is different. One day, while preparing cookies in the cookie dough kneading machine, the chocolate sack standing next to the machine fell over and the chocolate bars inside were mixed into the dough. The machine broke the chocolates into pieces. Ruth claimed that this dough had become unusable and that trying to cook it was a complete waste of time. But George convinced Ruth to bake the cookies. The continuation of the story is the same as the previous one.
No matter which story is true, this recipe emerged as a result of a mistake. But I think it was one of the most beautiful mistakes made in the world. An incredibly delicious cookie. When you look at the ingredients, they are actually the same ingredients used in our cookies. The only difference is that brown sugar is used, which is the secret of its taste, I think. I learned this as a result of my previous experiments without using brown sugar. So, don't give up on brown sugar by saying it's all the same.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 170g of butter softened at room temperature,
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar,
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar,
- 1 egg,
- 1 egg yolk,
- 2 cups of flour,
- 1+1/4 teaspoon of baking powder,
- 1 pinch salt,
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract,
- 1 + 1/4 cups of chocolate chips.
- Cream together the butter and both kinds of sugar in a bowl until the sugar melts,
- Add 1 whole egg, 1 egg yolk and vanilla extract then continue whisking,
- In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt, and baking powder,
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture while stirring (use your hands if needed),
- Finally incorporate in the chocolate chips,
- Refrigerate the dough for 30 mins,
- Using a small ice cream scoop, drop the cookie dough 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper,
- Bake in an oven preheated to 175 degrees Celsius for 13-15 mins,
- Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet then remove onto wire rack and cool completely.