You just have to make these easy double chocolate chip cookies – or biscuits as I prefer to call them in my non-American way. They’re not too sweet and offer double deliciousness on every level.
The dough is easy to make and will also freeze in rolls for later use. This is perfect if you need to whip up something yummy to have with coffee or add to the kids’ lunchboxes. Just take out of the freezer when you need to use it, then slice and bake as needed.
Curious to know more?
Jump below the recipe to read about the origins of Chocolate chip cookies.
When were chocolate chip cookies invented?
I love researching the history of food and recipes and chocolate chip cookies are no exception.
As with many well known foods, these chocolate treats have a couple of different stories attached.
Although there are some differing opinions of their origin, there’s no denying they were created during the 1930s by Ruth Graves Wakefield, proprietor of the Toll House Inn, located in Whitman, Massachusetts. Some stories involve substituting missing bakers’ chocolate and others suggest they were the result of intentional experimentation, there’s no denying they are delicious!
The tale of the missing ingredient
One story suggests it was her missing bakers’ chocolate and a substitution that brought about the creating of Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Ruth loved providing delicious home-cooked meals and desserts to her customers. One of her famed treats was her Butter Drop Do cookies, to which she added bakers’ chocolate that melted through the mix during baking.
One day, so the story goes, Wakefield was preparing a batch of Butter Drop Do cookies when she noticed she’d run out of bakers’ chocolate. She happened to have had Nestlé semi sweet chocolate in her pantry, so she mixed some through her batter instead, expecting it to melt. Instead, the chocolate chunks held their shape, adding a softened, creamy texture.
She served the biscuits were a hit with her customers and so, my friends, the chocolate chip cookie was born.
Ruth and Nestle came up with an agreement that would allow Nestle to print the “Toll House Cookie” recipe on its packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolates.
And so, they became all the rage and the rest, as they say, is history.