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December 30, 2013

The chocolate-chip cookie celebrated its seventy-fifth birthday this year.

Unlike the anonymous inventors of such American staples as the hot dog,
the grilled-cheese sandwich, and the milkshake, the creator of the chocolate-chip cookie has always been known to us. Ruth Wakefield, who ran the popular Toll House restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts, with her husband, Kenneth, from 1930 to 1967, brought the Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie into being in the late nineteen-thirties. -- A History of the Chocolate-Chip Cookie

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 30, 2013 11:18 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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And here is the little known secret tip for making the most divine Toll House Cookies ever: refrigerate the dough for 24 hours before baking the cookies. This gives the sugar time to dissolve in the dough, which produces a sort of caramelizing effect in the cooky when baked.

Posted by: DHH at December 30, 2013 3:08 PM

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