Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

In last night’s Art of Cookies class we made Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.  🙂

The first chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1930 by Ruth Wakefield of Whitman, MA, who ran the Toll House Restaurant. One day she was experimenting with the recipe of a colonial cookie called “butter drop-do”. Having a bar of semi-sweet chocolate on hand, she chopped it into pieces and stirred the chunks of chocolate into the cookie dough. She assumed the chocolate would melt and spread throughout each cookie. Instead the chocolate bits held their shapoe and created a sensation at the restaurant. She called her new creation the Toll House Crunch Cookie. Word of the cookie spread. It became so popular that the Nestle company, seeing the potential, developed a scored semi-sweet chocolate bar with a small cutting implement so that making the chocolate chunks would easier. Mrs Wakefield’s cookie recipe was printed on the wrapper of each bar. This cookie became widely known when Betty Crocker published it in her radio series “Famous Foods From Eating Places” in 1939. 🙂

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies.
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