May 15, 2012

Today's Food History ~ Chocolate Chips, Listerine & Hershey's


Today is National Chocolate Chip Day!

1923 ~ Listerine was registered as a trademark.
1989 ~ Hershey's reduces the size of the Hershey bar to 1.55 ounces.  The price remains 40 cents.
1991 ~ The famous Paris cooking school, L'Ecole de Cordon Bleu, opens a branch in Tokyo, Japan.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Walnut Cookie Recipe


Note: All ingredients should be room temperature before using.

2 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
1 C Butter - Unsalted
3/4 C Cane Sugar
3/4 C Packed Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 C Chopped Walnuts
2 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Cream together Butter, Sugars, Vanilla, Eggs, Baking Soda and Salt.

Add Flour, one cup at a time. Stir in Walnuts. Finally, fold in the Chocolate Chips.

Line cookie sheet with Parchment Paper, and scoop cookies onto sheet using a medium ice cream scoop.  Bake for 8-12 minutes, and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

May 15 (05/15) is National Chocolate Chip Day!

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