Four Facts About Chocolate Chip Cookies

Four Facts About Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are one of the most popular biscuits in the world – here are some interesting and fun facts about chocolate chip cookies, which include the difference between an American and an English Cookie, and how the cookie was born.

Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House restaurant is credited to be the first person to bake a chocolate chip cookie as we know it today. The chocolate chip cookie arose because she was actually a little bit lazy. Ruth decided to throw in small chunks of chocolate into her cookie mix assuming it would melt (and therefore produce drop cookies she was aiming for).   Ruth assumed the chocolate would melt and nobody would know the difference. For Ruth, it was a shortcut that really paid off. Her customers loved the chocolate chip cookie and the ‘Toll House Cookie’ was born. Nestle later bought the trademark.

In the UK, the term ‘cookies’ generally refers to Chocolate Chip cookies, and other forms of cookie are called ‘biscuits’ – in America, generally every type of biscuit is called a cookie.  

Cookies are very important in Pennsylvania – on February 7, 2001, the Cookie was declared the official cookie of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Historically ‘hardtack’ biscuits played a very important role in travel – they stayed fresh for long periods, and therefore were a great food with a very long storage life. For years when setting sail, one of the most important items carried on a ship was cookies. 

If you do love cookies, I recommend you find a place that serves handmade cookies – they’ll test much better than anything in a packet.

I love handmade cookies. I recommend you visit http://www.sobochocolate.com to find some handmade cookies made in London

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