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HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

“lets bake a chocolate chip cookie, but first lets know it”

Invention

The history of chocolate chip cookie evolved by American chefs Ruth Graves Wakefield and Sue Brides in 1938.[1] She invented the recipe during the period when she owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts. In this era, the Toll House Inn was a popular restaurant that featured home cooking. It is often incorrectly reported that she accidentally developed the cookie, and that she expected the chocolate chunks would melt, making chocolate cookies. In fact, she stated that she deliberately invented the cookie. She said, “We had been serving a thin butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream. Everybody seemed to love it, but I was trying to give them something different. So I came up with Toll House cookie.”[2] She added chopped up bits from a Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bar into a cookie.[3] The original recipe in Toll House Tried and True Recipes[4] is called “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies”.

Later history

Wakefield’s cookbook, Toll House Tried and True Recipes, was first published in 1936 by M. Barrows & Company, New York. The 1938 edition of the cookbook was the first to include the recipe “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie” which rapidly became a favorite cookie in American homes.[2]

During WWII, soldiers from Massachusetts who were stationed overseas shared the cookies they received in care packages from back home with soldiers from other parts of the United States. Soon, hundreds of soldiers were writing home asking their families to send them some Toll House cookies, and Wakefield was soon inundated with letters from around the world requesting her recipe. Thus began the nationwide craze for the chocolate chip cookie.[5][6] The recipe for chocolate chip cookies was brought to the UK in 1956, with Maryland Cookies one of the UK’s best selling chocolate chip cookies.[7]

Nestlé marketing

Every bag of Nestlé chocolate chips sold in North America has a variation (butter vs. margarine is now a stated option) of her original recipe printed on the back.[citation needed]

The original recipe was passed down to Sue Brides’ daughter, Peg. In a 2017 interview, she shared the original recipe:[1]

  • ​1 12 cups (350 mL) shortening
  • ​1 18 cups (265 mL) sugar
  • ​1 18 cups (265 mL) brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ​1 12 teaspoon (7.5 g) salt
  • ​3 18 cups (750 mL) of flour
  • ​1 12 teaspoon (7.5 g) hot water
  • ​1 12 teaspoon (7.5 g) baking soda
  • ​1 12 teaspoon (7.5 g) vanilla
  • chocolate chips

Present day

Chocolate chip cookies are often paired with a glass of milk. The fat particles of the milk enhance the tasting sensation of the sugar from the cookies, giving a smoother mouthfeel.

Although the Nestlé’s Toll House recipe is widely known, every brand of chocolate chips, or “semi-sweet chocolate morsels” in Nestlé parlance, sold in the U.S. and Canada bears a variant of the chocolate chip cookie recipe on its packaging. Almost all baking-oriented cookbooks will contain at least one type of recipe.

Practically all commercial bakeries offer their own version of the cookie in packaged baked or ready-to-bake forms. There are at least three national (U.S./North America) chains that sell freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in shopping malls and standalone retail locations. Several businesses—including Doubletree hotels—offer freshly baked cookies to their patrons to differentiate themselves from their competition.[8]

To honor the cookie’s creation in the state, on July 9, 1997, Massachusetts designated the chocolate chip cookie as the Official State Cookie, after it was proposed by a third-grade class from Somerset, Massachusetts.[9]

Chocolate chip cookies are commonly made with white sugarbrown sugarflour; a small portion of salteggs; a leavening agent such as baking powder; a fat, typically butter or shorteningvanilla extract; and semi-sweet chocolate pieces. Some recipes also include milk or nuts (such as chopped walnuts) in the dough.

Depending on the ratio of ingredients and mixing and cooking times, some recipes are optimized to produce a softer, chewy style cookie while others will produce a crunchy/crispy style.[10] Regardless of ingredients, the procedure for making the cookie is fairly consistent in all recipes: First, the sugars and fat are creamed, usually with a wooden spoon or electric mixer. Next, the eggs and vanilla extract are added followed by the flour and leavening agent. Depending on the additional flavoring, its addition to the mix will be determined by the type used: peanut butter will be added with the wet ingredients while cocoa powder would be added with the dry ingredients. The titular ingredient, chocolate chips, as well as nuts are typically mixed in towards the end of the process to minimize breakage, just before the cookies are scooped and positioned on a cookie sheet. Most cookie dough is baked, although some eat the dough as is, or use it as an addition to vanilla ice cream to make chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

The texture of a chocolate chip cookie is largely dependent on its fat composition and the type of fat used. A study done by Kansas State University showed that carbohydrate based fat-replacers were more likely to bind more water, leaving less water available to aid in the spread of the cookie while baking. This resulted in softer, more cake-like cookies with less spread.[11]

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EXPENSIVE DESSERTS AROUND THE WORLD

“if your rich lets spend it on desserts”

A lot of noise was made earlier this year when the Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant, Manila Social Club, released a donut called the “Golden Cristal Ube Donut” for $100 a pop. Flavored with champagne and filled with the purple yam, Ube, it’s ultimately topped off with 24-karat gold flakes.

While that may sound expensive, it doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of opulent desserts. Imagine dropping a car payment on just one dessert. Then, imagine spending several car payments on another. Now imagine showing up to buy an entire New York City loft (along with bonus West Coast mansion) and instead purchase something you’ll consume.

That’s how ridiculous this list is. Read on.

6. Most Expensive Cupcake // $1,007

6th most MOST EXPENSIVE DESSERTS this cupcake has all the ingredients you’d expect, and then it has an edible gold sheet, which, I know, makes your head explode. I mean, naturally, you thought those luxury cupcakes nearing the double digits were all hype, but now you know that 4-figure cupcakes exist, and you don’t know what to believe.

Sold at Bloomsbury’s to the mega-rich in Dubai, the Golden Phoenix Cupcake consists of Italian cocoa, Ugandan vanilla beans, and straight up 23-karat gold.

5. Most Expensive Doughnut // $1,682

And here you thought $100 was a lot. This dessert blew everyone’s mind when Krispy Kreme debuted their magnum opus at their Selfridges, Oxford Street store.

With 500-year-old Courvoisier de L’Esprit Cognac draped over a swirly madness of raspberry and passion fruit syrup topped with 2002 Dom Perignon, its very existence will make you doubt all humanity. Why? Because it also includes an edible 24-karat gold leaf with handmade gold-dusted Belgian white chocolate “diamonds.”

4. Most Expensive Ice Cream // $25,000

It should come as no surprise that Serendipity 3 has a place on this list. Made way back in 2007, the Frrrozen (not a misspelling) Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae uses 28 types of cocoa. What truly kicks this thing into stratospheric prices is the 18-karat gold bracelet with 1-carat of white diamonds that comes with it. Oh, and the gold spoon.

If you are going by ice cream alone, Scoopi Cafe in Dubai has the “Black Diamond.” Made with Italian truffles, Iranian saffron, and edible 23-karat gold flakes, it sells for $817 a scoop.

3. Most Expensive Pudding // $34,000

Businessman Carl Weininger was apparently sick of reasonably priced chocolate pudding when he decided to purchase a version that included 2-carat white diamonds in the recipe.

Maybe we should cut him some slack since he says it was a nice little pick-me-up after being dumped by a girlfriend. The desserts creator, The Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria was shooting for a publicity stunt along with a world record.

Ultimately Carl shared his pudding with others when he brought it to a ball. What a mensch.

2. Most Expensive Fruitcake // $1.7 Million

2nd MOST EXPENSIVE DESSERTS how do 223 diamonds and a 5-carat, heart-shaped stone sound to you? Well, they adorn this bonkers marzipan-covered fruitcake baked by a Japanese pastry chef. Did he keep the recipe a secret? Yes. Did it take six months to design? Of course. Would you give away this fruitcake at Christmas? Hell no. What are you, insane? Have you even been reading this?

1. Most Expensive Cake // $75 Million

1st MOST EXPENSIVE DESSERTS a madcap adventure of decoration, this colorful 3D portrait of a runway fashion show by British designer Debbie Wingham — who is known for creating the most expensive dress ($17.7 million) — is an absurdly decadent confectionary purchased by a buyer in the U.A.E. for his daughter’s birthday/engagement party.

Complete hand-sculpted fondant, this six-foot-long edible masterpiece features 4,000 diamonds, including a 5.2-carat pink diamond, a 0.4-carat yellow diamond, and more than a dozen 5-carat white diamonds, because sure.

QUICK AND EASY DESSERT RECIPES

” give away happiness by less efforts and lots of love”

Quick Whoopie Pies

One of QUICK AND EASY DESSERT RECIPES Love whoopee pies but don’t have time to bake? Here’s a quick and easy recipe for making a delicious three-ingredient homemade filling for purchased soft cookies. (PS, there’s a peanut butter variation, too.)Quick Whoopie PIes

Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

This super easy dessert uses caramel candies and chocolate cake mix. Make it for a work party or as a sweet snack for the kids.Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars 

Strawberry “Cool Brûlée”

This deceptively good, weeknight-easy dessert has a topping of yogurt and whipped cream with raw sugar that looks like creme brulee, but requires no cooking.Strawberry “Cool Brûlée” 

Rocky Road Parfaits

These lovely layered desserts feature the classic flavors of rocky road: chocolate, marshmallows and peanuts. Rocky Road Parfaits

Quick Cherry Crisp

it is so QUICK AND EASY DESSERT RECIPES. Crumbled shortbread cookies and toasted pecans top succulent red cherries in this easy-to-make dessert.Quick Cherry Crisp

Spicy Chip-Chocolate Bark

Sweet? Check. Salty? Check. Spicy? Check. (Well, just a little.) This three-ingredient bark made with chocolate, tortilla chips and chile flakes is a seriously addictive treat.Spicy Chip-Chocolate Bark

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Sundaes

Quickly warm pineapple in butter and brown sugar, then spoon the softened fruit over crumbled pound cake and dulce de leche ice cream.Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Sundaes

Butterscotch Pretzel Bars

This sweet-salty dessert goes together quickly with a no-bake bottom and a topping of butterscotch pieces and whipping cream heated on the stove. Butterscotch Pretzel Bars

Mocha Chocolate Mousse

This delicious mousse is a snap to mix together. You can layer it over fresh fruit and top with your choice of miniature chocolate pieces, chocolate sprinkles or chocolate-covered espresso beans.Mocha Chocolate Mousse

Quick Strawberry Cheesecake

Blend Brie cheese with cream cheese and layer with strawberries and sliced almonds for this cheesecakelike dessert. Quick Strawberry Cheesecake

Easy Cherry Crumb Bars

Oatmeal cookie mix speeds prep time for these tart cherry bar cookies.Easy Cherry Crumb Bars

Wonton Dessert Stacks

Layer baked wonton wrappers with low-fat lemon yogurt and sliced strawberries and kiwis for this quick-and-easy treat.Wonton Dessert Stacks

Quick Black Forest Cherry Cake

This quick twist on the classic German chocolate-cherry cake uses boxed cake mix and cherry preserves. Don’t skip the kirsch or brandy; it adds that signature Black Forest flavor.Quick Black Forest Cherry Cake

Easy Monster Cookie Bars

Refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough cuts way down on prep time for these quick five-ingredient bar cookies.Easy Monster Cookie Bars

Spiked Chocolate Fondue

This crazy-simple slow-cooker chocolate fondue has just three ingredients (plus the dippers, of course). We especially love it with strawberries.Spiked Chocolate Fondue

Easy Gingery Apple Sundaes

Cook this easy apple dessert on your grill in summer or on your stove in cooler weather-it’s great either way. For outdoor entertaining, scoop ice cream into plastic cups. Easy Gingery Apple Sundaes

Candy Bar Doughnut Pop

What could be sweeter than frosted doughnut holes paired with your favorite candy bar? These take only 15 minutes to make. Serve on lollipop sticks for a fun touch.Candy Bar Doughnut Pop

Affogato Trifles

Five ingredients and 15 minutes is all it takes to whip up this fresh take on a classic coffee dessert drink. Layer crushed biscotti or amaretti with softened vanilla ice cream, a cloud of whipped cream and strong, hot espresso. A light dusting of cinnamon adds a hint of sharpness.Affogato Trifles

Cherry-Berry Smoothie

This quick-and-easy blender drink, from the Michigan Cherry Committee, combines cherries, milk, yogurt, blueberries or raspberries, juice concentrate, honey and vanilla.Cherry-Berry Smoothie

Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Store-bought gingerbread mix makes this warm, gooey dessert extra easy to assemble. Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Chocolate Panini

Put together this quick and easy dessert while your main dish cooks. Just before serving, toast the sweet sandwich until the chocolate filling is warm and gooey.Chocolate Panini

Easy Spiced Pastries

Store-bought piecrust is the secret to this dessert. Just brush with melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar and spices, cut in squares and pop in the oven for a few minutes.Easy Spiced Pastries

Praline Crunch Bars

Refrigerated sugar cookie dough makes preparing this quick dessert recipe a breeze. Toffee bits, chopped pecans and semisweet chocolate pieces transform the cookie dough into a delicious layered bar cookie.Praline Crunch Bars

Blackberry-Banana Lemon Trifle

There’s a reason this is called a trifle-it’s a breeze to put together! Instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix and packaged shortbread cookies speed dessert prep.Blackberry-Banana Lemon Trifle

Cool Cheesecake Sauce

Here’s a smooth make-ahead dessert sauce that offers an easy way to get cheesecake flavor. Serve it over fresh fruit or layer in a parfait glass with fruit and cookies or cake for a special-occasion dinner finale.Cool Cheesecake Sauce

Warm Apple Spice Crumble

QUICK AND EASY DESSERT RECIPES. You can put this warm, fresh-baked treat on the table in less than half an hour. Canned sliced apples and purchased granola cereal make the crumble easy to assemble.Warm Apple Spice Crumble

Easy Butterscotch-Toffee Bars

Prep time is just 15 minutes for these easy bar cookies because they start with purchased yellow cake mix. Add in cashews or pecans, brown sugar, toffee pieces, butter and eggs, and you’ve got a quick blondie-style dessert.Easy Butterscotch-Toffee Bars