Dec 19, 2013
12 Days of Christmas Cookies… Day 11… whew!
My poor oven has been working overtime these past eleven days. Wow. I LOVE to bake but I’m looking forward to posting something besides cookies soon!
How many chocolate chips are too many? No way to answer that question, although it was a bit of a chore to mix all the chips into this decadent cookie dough. But the hardest part about making these cookies was keeping everyone (especially my teenage son) at bay while they cooled off!
|The Toll House Inn|
The Wakefields then decided to open a lodge, calling it the Toll House Inn. In keeping with the tradition of creating delicious homemade meals, Ruth baked for guests who stayed at the Toll House Inn. One day, while preparing a batch of Butter Drop Do cookies, a favorite recipe dating back to Colonial days, Ruth cut a bar of Nestlé Semi-Sweet Chocolate into tiny bits and added them to her dough, expecting them to melt. Instead, the chocolate held its shape and softened to a delicately creamy texture. The resulting creation became very popular at the Inn. Soon, Ruth’s recipe was published in a Boston newspaper, as well as other papers in the New England area. Regional sales of Nestlé Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar skyrocketed.
Ruth eventually approached Nestlé and together, they reached an agreement that allowed Nestle to print what would become the Toll House Cookie recipe on the wrapper of the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar (and later their bags of chocolate chips). Part of this agreement included supplying Ruth with all of the chocolate she could use to make her delicious cookies for the rest of her life.