Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fall time is Baking time....


The chocolate chip cookie. I did not know the history of one of my favorite cookies...(my kids too)...Being the modern, busy mommy, I buy Toll House Cookie dough and spoon it out, pop it in the oven and voila! Instant treat.


Here's the cookie origins:

“Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors,” Mark Twain said, and when it comes to the origin of chocolate chip cookies, he may be right. One of the most delicious mistakes in American baking history was made in the 1930s by Ruth Wakefield at the Toll House Inn, a bed and breakfast she ran in Whitman, Mass. Intending to create a chocolate butter cookie for guests, Ms. Wakefield broke apart a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar hoping the chocolate would dissolve into the batter. Instead, the chocolate pieces remained intact, creating the first incarnation of what we now know as the chocolate chip cookie" ."


Warm cookies with a glass of milk....makes everyone in my family smile.....


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