As if anyone needs an excuse to eat one, two—or ten—chocolate chip cookies! But it’s National Chocolate Chip Day, so we’re taking that as the official signal to “go for it!”
We have Ruth Wakefield to thank for the delectable delight. In 1938, Ruth, the owner of a Massachusetts restaurant called The Toll House, while experimenting in her kitchen, tossed some chocolate bits into her cookie dough, and culinary history was made! Nearly 80 years later, the taste sensation is still loved by Americans in all walks of life.
The average American will enjoy about 19,000 chocolate chip cookies in their lifetime.
In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on May 15, 2017, we asked food blogger, Kate Wood to share her favorite recipe with INSP viewers. Get ready for a mouthful of chewy deliciousness!
By Kate Wood
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/8 teaspoon all-spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chopped into tablespoon sized pieces
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon coriander
8 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
Fleur de sel or flaked salt, as desired
As a clinical dietician, Kate Wood knows food. In fact, she has a passion for food. As a self-taught baker, she loves experimenting with new recipes and flavors. She gets her inspiration from leafing through cookbooks, traveling and a desire for creating delicious delights from scratch with her own two hands. She believes in thank you notes, laughing at yourself, and the magic that happens when friends share good food and recipes.
She lives in LA (That’s Lower Alabama!) with her husband and two young children.
You can read more about Kate, explore other recipes, and sign up for her blog at The Wood and Spoon, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.