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Case of the Mondays

Mondays are the pits, and this Monday was craptastic! So chocolate chip cookies to the rescue!

I really didn’t eat all those cookies, but I really wanted to.

Some Chocolate Chip Cookie conflicting stories…Who do you believe?

Nestle Version:

Ruth Wakefield, owner of Toll House Inn , in Whitman, Massachusetts, accidentally developed the scrumptious cookie when she ran out of regular baker’s chocolate and substituted semi-sweet chocolate; given to her by Andrew Nestle…how convenient. Apparently, Mrs. Wakefield thought the semi-sweet chocolate would completely melt while baking, much like baker’s chocolate. Alas! it did not, and the Chocolate Chip Cookie was born. Mrs. Wakefield sold her recipe to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate chips…that seems strange?

Toll House Inn Version;

Mrs. Carol Cavanagh, former employee of the Toll House Inn and her father, George Boucher, former head chef at the Toll House Inn claim that Nestle is full of it! Mrs. Cavanagh states that Mrs. Wakefield was an accomplished chef and author of a cookbook; she knew enough about the properties of chocolate that it would not melt and mix into the batter while baking. Mrs. Wakefield was well known for her sugar cookies that came free with every meal, and were sale in the inn’s lobby. One day, while mixing a bowl of her magical sugar cookie dough, the vibrations from a large electric mixer caused the Nestle’s semi-sweet chocolate, stored on the shelf above, to fall into the mixing bowl, where it was broken up and mixed into the dough. Mrs. Wakefield, completely distraught, thought her dough was ruined and was going to throw it out. When, Mr. Boucher stopped her and talked her into saving the batch. Mrs. Canavagh states that Mrs. Wakefield did not sell the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to Nestle, but gave them rights to print it on the back of the packages of their chocolate. However, Nestle’s lawyers found loopholes in the initial agreement gave up the rights to the recipe from Mrs. Wakefield, and began mass-producing the cookies.

So if her Chocolate Chip Cookies are in mass-production, what happened to the sugar cookies?


3 Responses

  1. I don’t know what happened to them but I grew up in Whitman, MA and I remember the night the Toll House burnt down. A legend it was. Whatever the real story, the cookies are delicious!!

  2. What’s not to love about chocolate chip cookies?


  3. I am not sure who is right, but I can tell you that your cookies look GREAT.

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