A chocolate chip cookie is a sweet baked treat that is recognized by its butter flavor and the inclusion of chocolate chips. Some variations can include nuts, oatmeal or raisins as well. Commercially available formats of chocolate chips cookies include:1,2
Common variations of chocolate chip cookies include:
Chocolate chip cookies were created in the 1930s by the Massachusetts cook Ruth Wakerfield, and were originally called Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie.
In 1939, Nestlé introduced to the market chocolate chips or morsels and started printing Wakerfield’s recipe on the package. In 1953, the chocolate chip cookie mix by Pillsbury was introduced to the US market. Today, chocolate chip cookies are the most popular cookies in the US.2
Commonly used ingredients for the production of chocolate chip cookies:3