Posts tagged “Cookies

Chocolate Chips

Posted on May 7, 2010

Chocolate chips are small chunks of chocolate. They are often sold in a round, flat-bottomed teardrop shape. They are available in numerous sizes, from large to miniature, but are usually around 1 cm in diameter. Many sizes are available depending on preference.Chocolate chips are a required ingredient in chocolate chip cookies, which were invented in 1933 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe. The cookies were a huge success, and Wakefield reached an agreement with Nestlé to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Initially, Nestlé included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars,…

Animal Crackers

Posted on April 17, 2010

In the late 1800s, animal-shaped cookies (or “biscuits” in British terminology) called “Animals” were imported from England to the United States. The demand for these crackers grew to the point that bakers began to produce them domestically. Stauffer’s Biscuit Company produced their first batch of animal crackers in 1871 in York, Pennsylvania.[1] Other domestic bakeries, including the Dozier-Weyl Cracker Company of St. Louis and the Holmes and Coutts Company of New York City, were the predecessors of the National Biscuit Company, today’s “Nabisco Brands”. Animal biscuit crackers were made and distributed under the National Biscuit Company banner. In 1902, animal crackers officially became known as “Barnum’s Animals” and evoked the familiar circus time theme. Later in 1902, the now-familiar box was designed for the…

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Posted on March 18, 2009

National Oatmeal Cookie Day March 18 Some of my fondest cooking memories are when my mom and I would make oatmeal cookies from the recipe on the Quaker Oats box. That recipe calls for applesauce and raisins, leaving you with moist and chewy cookies to die for. I also like nuts in mine. Some even put chocolate chips in the cookies. How do you like yours? All you need is a glass of cold milk and a cozy blanket to cuddle up with on the couch. I may have to make some today. Baking cookies is a great way to connect with your kids and oatmeal cookies are super easy to make. A great combination.