The History of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookie

The History of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

We chose for the national holiday of the United States of America to present to you the history and original recipe of chocolate chip cookies. They were invented in the 1930s by Ruth Graves Wakefield who ran a relay (whose name was Tollhouse) where we came to taste its lobsters and chocolate chip cookies. These cookies began to spread and a local newspaper published their recipe. The Nestle brand negotiated the rights to this recipe for $ 1 and as much chocolate as it would need all its life from the creator of these cookies.

The recipe we are presenting to you today is the one found on the “Tollhouse” sachets, these are semi-sweet dark chocolate “drops” that are traditionally used for these cookies. Then these biscuits experienced a real craze at the time of the Second World War because they were added to the ration of the soldiers who left for the front in Europe. These soldiers asked their families to send them some and it. It was at this time that these chocolate chip cookies spread all over the USA. They are crispy on the edges and soft in the center of the cookie (not chewy, just tender), the cooking ranges from 9 minutes to 11 minutes depending on whether you want them more or less crisp … We made the recipe by the gram close to giving you the most accurate information possible.

Ingredients for

  • 170 g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid vanilla extract
  • 190 g flour
  • 65 g of pecans
  • 175 g dark chocolate
  • 1 egg


Step 1

Put the soft butter with the sugars in a bowl and beat with the egg beater until the mixture is frothy.

Step 2

Then add a whole egg and continue beating for a minute.

Step 3

Then pour half a teaspoon of liquid vanilla extract.

Step 4

Then half a level teaspoon of fine salt.

Step 5

As well as half a level teaspoon of baking soda.

Step 6

Add the flour and mix, it gives a rather sticky dough.

Step 7

Crush the pecans with a large knife to cut them into small pieces.

Step 8

Add the chocolate. Here a whole bag is suitable for this recipe, the recipe is on the back (in cup and spoon, so I converted for you in grams).

Step 9

To go to the end of the recipe I took the Toll brand from Nestlé but a good bitter crushed chocolate will go perfectly.

Step 10

Mix again, your dough is ready to bake at 190 ° C (Th. 6-7)

Step 11

With the size 3 of a cookie spoon place well-spaced balls of dough on a sheet of baking paper, itself placed on a baking sheet. This corresponds to a tablespoon. Bake for 11 minutes for each plate one by one.

Most of the recipe

This story and original recipe for chocolate chip cookies were counted and made to greet Americans on their national holiday with Cooking for Peace. If you like the cuisine of the USA I have made quite a few recipes from this country as well as my blogging friends: you can see them here. Cooking for peace means getting closer to a culture, a people, and traditions through cooking and especially the making of a local dish or dessert on the national holiday of this country. It is a way of welcoming a friendly greeting to other people without any consideration other than their humanity.