National Chocolate Chip Day celebrates and enjoys sweet, tasty chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a great invention, and certainly deserve a little recognition. After all, where would chocolate chip cookies, cakes and muffins be without the chocolate chip!?
Chocolate chips are popular in cooking and baking, for a wide variety of breads, cakes, and cookies. There is an almost endless number of recipes. They are also used in decorating. Have you ever had chocolate chip pancakes? How about chocolate chips in trail mix? If you’ve never had these, then you’re leading a sheltered life.
Rare is the leftover chocolate chip. If you don’t use the whole bag, you and/or your kids will likely eat them as a snack before they make it to the storage container.
Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Ruth Graves Wakefield of Massachusetts, invented the chocolate chip cookie in 1938. This is the original recipe she made. The name of the cookie was altered a bit over the years, and is now formally called “Nestle’s Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie”. Other than the name, the recipe is the same as it was in 1938, when Ruth first made it.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup(2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 1 cup chopped nuts
Note: If you substitute margarine for butter, you are not re-creating the original recipe.
- Pre-heat oven to 375 °.
- In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts.
- Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake in oven for 9 to 11 minutes, or until a golden brown.
- Remove from oven and cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes.
- Remove cookies from baking sheet, and place on wire racks until completely cooled.