american chocolate chip cookies
PREP TIME 10 mins, COOK TIME 15 mins, plus cooling
7 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 tsp salt
3⁄4 cup milk chocolate chips
1 Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
2 Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix into the wet mixture, until well combined.
3 Finally fold through the chocolate chips. Place tablespoons of the cookie mixture onto several baking sheets, making sure that they are spaced well apart as they will spread while cooking.
4 Bake the cookies in the middle of the oven for 13–15 mins, until they are lightly colored and just cooked. Leave the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with a glass of milk.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
The creator of the chocolate chip cookie is said to be a Mrs. Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House restaurant in Massachusetts. She devised them by accident in 1930, while trying to make regular chocolate cookies. By 1936, she had published her recipe for “chocolate crunch cookies.” Soon after, manufacturers were making chocolate chips specifically for baking.
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