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Encyclopedia > Toll House Cookie
A plate of chocolate chip cookies
A plate of chocolate chip cookies
A chocolate chip cookie

The chocolate chip cookie, also known as the Toll House Cookie, was developed by Ruth Graves Wakefield, owner of The Toll House Restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts, in 1930. She invented the cookie by accident. She was making chocolate cookies but ran out of regular baker's chocolate and substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate, assuming it would melt. It did not, and the cookie with chips of chocolate was born. (The restaurant, housed in a former toll house built in 1709, burned down in 1984.)

The standard version of the recipe can be found at Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe (http://www.well.com/user/vard/cookierecipe.html).

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Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe (175 words)
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookies for 17 to 19 minutes.
Return to Secrets of really good chocolate chip cookies
Cookie Recipes & Photos - Joyofbaking.com (622 words)
Cookies are now eaten any time of the day - coffee breaks, as a snack, for dessert, and even given as a welcoming gift.
In the U.K. cookies are called sweet biscuits; in Spain they are called galletas; in Germany they are called kels; and in Italy they are called biscotti.
In the United States and Canada it is chocolate chip, in the U.K. its shortbread, in France its sables and macaroons, and in Italy biscotti.
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