Chocolate chip cookies

Preparation info

  • Makes

    twelve

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

  • About

Fannie Farmer’s 1896 Cook Book lists a recipe for a German chocolate cookie flavoured with pieces of chocolate. This evolved into the famous Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie with a little help from Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts in the 1930s. She then sold the rights to the Tollhouse cookie name to the Nestlé company, so we are left with calling them chocolate chip cookies. Which is what they are anyway.