American Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nothing screams American culture more than the ever-classic American Chocolate Chip Cookies. That warm, gooey, and comforting feeling that comes with biting into these heavenly treats is one that cannot be replicated. Although the origin of the now famous Chocolate Chip cookies is not completely clear, the most popular belief is that it was created by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1939 out of a Toll House recipe. But whatever their origin, what is clear is that Chocolate Chip Cookies are something that bring joy to everyone, regardless of their cultural background.
Since their creation, Chocolate Chip Cookies have become a baking staple. They make appearances at backyard cookouts and dinner tables alike, and each one is enjoyed in a unique and magical way. Despite its simplicity, chocolate chip cookies are incredibly versatile. They can be crispy or soft, with extra chocolate or a subtle hint, and people can even decide to switch out the chips for white chocolate, butterscotch, or even peanut butter chips instead.
Whether you’re new to baking or an experienced chef, making American Chocolate Chip Cookies is a snap. The recipe below produces a batch of delicious cookies that can be enjoyed no matter the occasion.
Recipe: American Chocolate Chip Cookies
– 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
– ¾ cup granulated sugar
– ¾ cup packed brown sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 large eggs
– 2 cups (12-ounce package) semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
3. In a different bowl, cream the melted butter and sugars with an electric mixer until blended.
4. Beat in the vanilla and eggs until combined.
5. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined.
6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
7. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
8. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Let cool for 2 minutes then transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.
These American Chocolate Chip Cookies are best enjoyed straight out of the oven, warm and gooey, with a tall glass of milk. With warm memories, friendly smiles, and all the sweet moments in between, American Chocolate Chip Cookies are an iconic comfort food that brings everyone together and reminds us why it has been around for so long.