Did you know that the very first chocolate chip cookie ever made was by Ruth Wakefield in 1938? She invented the recipe when she owned a popular restaurant called the Toll House Inn, that pride itself on serving homemade food to its customers. Over the years the story has been twisted slightly to state that she accidentally invented the cookie but Ruth had always insisted that she invented the cookie on purpose. She had been serving a thin butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream for some time and thought it was time to try something different. So, she added chopped up bits from a Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bar into a cookie and voila – the Toll House Cookie was invented.
Haven’t all us home chefs been there? Wanting to try something different and experiment in the kitchen? Updating old recipes and making them new again? We are no different than Ruth wanting to update something as simple as a cookie. I bet Ruth never thought in a million years her cookie would become a staple in every household or be the ultimate cookie in the hearts of every child.
There are so many different recipes out there and debates on what is the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe. I know I have made tons of different recipes over the years, just to try and find the ultimate cookie that my family loves. Does your family like the crunchy kind or the soft and chewy? How about loaded with chocolate chips or a sprinkle of nuts? The truth is, the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe is really what your family loves when biting into it.
So here is the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe that my family loves!
The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie
Here is what you will need:
- 2 1/4 cups of flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup of milk chocolate chips)
How to make the chocolate chip cookies:
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl and set aside.
- Beat margarine with sugars in large bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then add the vanilla until blended. Gradually add in flour mixture and beat until blended.
- Stir in chips.
- Drop a tablespoon amount of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper 2-inches apart. It is important to use an ungreased cookie sheet for these cookies otherwise they will melt because of the margarine.
- Bake 8- 10 minutes or until edges are golden.
- Cool on wire rack
In the spirit of Ruth Wakefield, I hope this recipe inspires you to be creative in your kitchen – enjoy!