Ruth Graves Wakefield (1905-1977) was the person who first invented chocolate chips cookies…
She invented them in 1930 when she ran the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts.
At first Ruth did not mean to make chocolate chip cookies..
Ruth’s Inn was famous for her chocoalte cookies.
One day, they sold so well that she was out of chocolate dough.
Then she thought on the top of her mine to use broken-up bars of semi-sweet chocolate!
She put those peices in plain cookie dough and baked them..
However, unlike her guess, the chocolate did not melt and make the cookies chocolate,
they were just in place and sweetened the though!
The cookies were an ultimate success.
At first her new cookie invention was called the “Toll House Cookie.”
Heat oven to 190°C (375°F).
Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan over a low heat. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt then set aside.
Pour the melted butter into the bowl of the mixer. Add both the sugar and the brown sugar to the mix. Cream the butter and sugars together on a medium speed. Add the egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract then mix until thoroughly combined. Slowly incorporate all of the flour mixture until completely combined. Lastly, stir the chocolate chips into the mix.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator. When well chilled, scoop the dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets at a rate of 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes (or until golden brown), check the cookies after 5 minutes and rotate the baking sheet to ensure even browning.
Cool completely and store the cookies in an airtight container (if you can hold off eating them all at once!