Chocolate chip cookies are as American as, yes, apple pie. No joke. The classic chocolate chip cookie is absolutely American in origin. It was invented by Ruth Wakefield in 1924 at Framingham State Normal School in Framingham, Massachusetts.
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Today my 7 year old granddaughter, MacKenzie, and I decided to make a batch of these yummy delights. I just love that girl.
She has such a zest for life and great sense of humor. Whenever we’re together we talk, and talk, and talk..and giggle…and talk some more. Her exuberance translates into an over-the-top love for CHOCOLATE. It’s fun to make chocolate chip cookies with her.
Since MacKenzie has some food intolerances, we substituted vegetable shortening for butter in the recipe and many of us think it makes it taste even better! Recipe below.
Official “chocolate chip taste-tester,” Kenzie inspects the morsel.
First two trays of cookies going the oven
…while MacKenzie sneaks chocolate chips out of the bowl
behind Grandma Sinea’s back and…
Out come the BEST chocolate chip cookies ever
…with a few less chips!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Adapted from the Original Toll House® Cookie Recipe
- COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
- Beat shortening,sugars (granulated and brown) plus vanilla extract in larger bowl until creamy.
- Add the two eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Beat in flour mixture, gradually.
- Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips and nuts (if using them).
- Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.