chocolate chip cookies
Last Updated : Jan 22,2018
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The Chocolate Chip Cookie was invented by Ruth Wakefield, the owner of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts, which was later taken over by Nestle. Made with unsalted butter and a combination of white and brown sugars, chocolate chip cookies are rich and chewy cookies with caramelized edges.
The main ingredients that go into a chocolate chip cookie recipe are flour, sugar (white and/or brown), butter or margarine, baking powder and/or baking soda, eggs (optional), vanilla and chocolate chips. However, every baker has his own custom recipe that ends up with mild variations.
By-products of chocolate chip cookies include:
• Crushed chocolate chip cookies: The biscuits are crushed either with hand or by placing them in a cloth and pounding them with a hammer for a few seconds. The latter procedure tends to impart a finer crushed product than the former.
• Powdered cookies: You may powder the biscuits in a dry grinder or by placing them between cloth or plastic sheets and pounding them with a hammer. They may be powdered fine or coarsely as per the recipe requirements.
Crushed chocolate chip cookies
Place the cookies on a butter paper or a rolling board and coarsely crush it with the help of a rolling pin till you get small pieces, we do not advice to do this in a mixer as it will get powdered.
How to select
Check the brand and the expiry date before buying.
• Cookies are usually enjoyed as a snack with a cold or hot beverage
• These cookies may form a base for puddings or pies.
• Crumbled cookies can be used as a garnish for ice cream or custard.
How to store
• The cookies should be stored in an airtight container.
• Do not store them with strongly-flavoured biscuits like pineapple or orange cream as these flavours will alter the aroma and flavour of chocolate chip cookies.
• Chocolate chip cookies are a quick source of carbohydrate, thus keeping hunger away.
• Chocolate chip cookies made with whole wheat or oats are a rich source of B-complex vitamins and dietary fibre.
• However, you should exercise moderation in their intake because most chocolate chip cookies are made with refined flour and contain lots of sugar and hydrogenated fats.
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