Cookies are among the most popular biscuits in the world – here are a few interesting and fun facts about chocolate chip cookies, which include the difference between an American and an English Cookie, and how the cookie was created.
Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House restaurant is credited to be the first person to bake a chocolate chip cookie as we understand it now. The chocolate chip cookie arose because she was really a little bit lazy. Ruth decided to throw in little chunks of chocolate to her cookie mix assuming it would melt (and therefore produce drop biscuits she was aiming for). For Ruth, it was a shortcut that really repaid. Her customers loved the chocolate chip cookie and the ‘Toll House Cookie’ was born. Nestle later purchased the trademark.
In the UK, the word ‘cookies’ generally refers to Chocolate Chip cookies, and other sorts of cookie are called ‘biscuits’ – in America, generally every type of biscuit is called a cookie.
Historically ‘hardtack’ biscuits played an extremely important role in travel – they stayed fresh for extended periods, and therefore were a great food with a very long storage life. For many years when setting sail, one of the most important items carried on a boat was biscuits. Animal control near me.
Should you love cookies, I recommend you find a place that serves handmade cookies – they’ll test much better than anything in a packet.