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Ingredient of the week, February 21: Chocolate Chips

Posted by on Feb. 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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Chocolate chips were accidentally developed by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1930. She owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts, a very popular restaurant that featured home cooking in the 1930s.Wakefield is said to have been making chocolate cookies and on running out of regular baker's chocolate, substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate from Nestlé thinking that it would melt and mix into the batter. It clearly did not and  chocolate chips were born. She later sold her recipe for chocolate chip cookies to Nestle for a lifetime supply of chocolate chips.  
Do you use chocolate chips in cookies, cakes, frosting, candy or what? Please share your ideas and recipes.
by on Feb. 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 21, 2011 at 8:13 PM

 Every bag of Nestlé chocolate chips sold in North America has a variation of Ruth Wakefiels Graves original recipe printed on the back.

 

Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE VARIATION:
PREPARE dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

 

periwinkle163
by on Feb. 21, 2011 at 8:29 PM

 I like to use them as decoration on top of white cakes.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 21, 2011 at 8:30 PM

 I bet that's pretty. I've done that around the sides only, as well.

Quoting periwinkle163:

 I like to use them as decoration on top of white cakes.

 

OliviaW.
by on Feb. 21, 2011 at 8:34 PM

homemade cookies

Serenity75
by on Feb. 22, 2011 at 12:41 AM

 

 I use Pillsbury's recipe:

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening (I use butter flavor)

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 egg

1 3/4 cups all-pupose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup simisweet chocolate chips (I prefer milk chocolate)

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.  In large bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, margarine and shortening; beat until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and egg; blend well.
  2. Add flour, baking soda and salt; mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets (I prefer stoneware when baking).
  3. Bake at 375 F for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

It's nothing fancy, but my family loves 'em.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 22, 2011 at 11:22 PM

 My friend gave me this recipe that uses chocolate chips

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

1-1/2 cups Special Dark Chocolate Chips or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened

2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed

1 packaged graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)

Place chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred. Set aside to cool. Beat cream cheese, sugar and butter in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until creamy. Gradually add melted chips, beating on low speed until blended. Fold in whipped topping until blended; spoon into crust. Refrigerate until firm. Garnish as desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake.

acaisha
by on Feb. 22, 2011 at 11:38 PM

My most common way to use them is in pancakes with banana mmmm or in banana bread/muffins

KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Feb. 22, 2011 at 11:50 PM

 I have an awesome recipe for a chocolate chip cheese ball....oh so yummy! 

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving
SuperPickle
by Gold Member on Feb. 23, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I use chocolate chips alot....semisweet, milk, white, butterscotch, any type! I always keep a supply on hand. I use them in cookies, cakes, melted for candies(a favorite coming up this time of year is homemade cadbury cream eggs!) My DH eats them by the handful...which is why I have a sign in my cupboard..

sweet_bumblbee
by on Feb. 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM

My kids love them in pancakes :)

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