American Cuisine: The History and Popularity of Chocolate Chip Cookie

In this article, you'll explore the story behind the enduring popularity of chocolate chip cookie in American culture and find a classic recipe to savor this dessert.

The origins of the chocolate chip cookie date back to the 1930s, when a Massachusetts innkeeper and chef named Ruth Wakefield was experimenting with her classic butter drop dough cookie recipe. She had a bar of semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate and, not having enough time to melt it, decided to break it into small pieces and mix it into the dough. The result was a revelation—the first chocolate chip cookie.

The chocolate chip cookie's popularity soared during World War II when soldiers received care packages containing homemade cookies. Since then, it has evolved into a household mainstay and a representation of coziness and friendliness in America. It is the standard dessert at family get-togethers, potlucks, and bake sales.

Ruth Wakefield's original Toll House cookie recipe


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until well combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown but the centers are still soft.
Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

English Idioms with “cookies”

  • That's the way the cookie crumbles
  • This phrase means that sometimes things don't go as planned, and you must accept the outcome, whether it's positive or negative.

  • Smart cookie
  • It refers to someone who is clever, intelligent, or shrewd.

  • Tough cookie
  • It describes a person who is resilient, strong, and able to handle difficult situations.

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