Chocolate chip cookie turns 20

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Chocolate chip cookie turns 20 - "CREATIVE FOODS FOR THE FAMILY" Toll House...
"CREATIVE FOODS FOR THE FAMILY" Toll House Cookie Almost of Age | By MILDRED R. ENGLERT • Gazette Home Economist The All-American Toll House cookie marks its 20th anniversary this year, but cookies date back to colonial times. When the cookie! emerged from the old-fashioned j beehive ovens, it answered to the name of Butter Drop-Do. Making cookies wasn't exactly a simple matter. When the colonial colonial good wife decided to bake, she first had to milk the cow, skim the cream and churn the butter. The sugar had to be snipped from a hard 10 - pound loaf, the flour sifted through a silk cloth. •» i E §Ss were Mrs. Englert beaten with a little switch of twigs. Can you see yourself performing these preliminaries? preliminaries? Understandably, because of the labor involved, women baked infrequently infrequently and always shared their sweets with neighbors. The custom of sharing continued. By 1776, when regular stagecoach service was established from Philadelphia Philadelphia to New York, roadside inns always had these cookies to welcome travelers. Twenty years ago Toll House Inn in Whitman, Mass., added bits of semisweet chocolate chopped from a candy bar to the original Butter Drop-Do recipe. Surprisingly, Surprisingly, the chocolate didn't melt. The New Enganders loved them immediately. The delectable variation variation was renamed and on the road to fame. Adding chocolate did cause problems. It took sturdy arms to break up the chocolate to the required required size. That is, until someone someone at Nestle's Chocolate Co. thought of scoring the large bars into tiny sections. And from that idea, someone suggested making separate little pieces to be poured from the bag into the dough. At this point the transcontnenal trek started. After 15 years, a national survey of home bakers revealed that the Toll House Cookie is by far the most popular in the country. country. The Brownie runs a poor second. Featured tonight is the original cookie, plus a few cousins, Chocolate Chocolate Coconut Chews, Cookie Lollipops Lollipops with rolled oats and Chocolate Chocolate Criss-Crosses with peanut butter. TOLL HOUSE COOKIES Yield: About 50 Oven Temp.: 375 Degrees F. Time: 10-12 min. Vi cup butter or shortening 6 T. granulated sugar 6 T. brown sugar 1 egg Vj t. vanilla extract Vi t. water 1 cup plus 2 T. sifted all-purpose flour V 2 1. baking soda Vz t. salt Vj cup chopped nuts 1 6-oz. pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate morsels Cream together butter and sugars. sugars. Stir in egg; add vanilla and water. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into sugar mix- While the Toll House Cookie as we know it today is twenty years old, its lineage lineage goes back to colonial times and answered to Butter Drop-Do. ture. Add nuts and chocolate morsels; morsels; mix well. Drop by half teaspoonfuls teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake. VARIATIONS Lollipops: Follow above directions. directions. Increase water to 1'4 teaspoons. teaspoons. Reduce flour to % cup and add 1 cup rolled oats with flour mixture; substitute V2 cup seedless raisins for chopped nuts. Color handles of 5 -inch wooden spoons by dipping into water which has been tinted red, yellow or green with food coloring. Place spoons 4 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Drop cookie mixture by tablespoons on bowls of spoons. Bake about 12 minutes. Remove gently while warm with wide spatula. spatula. Cool before serving. Yield: 18. Chocolate Coconut Chews: Follow Follow directions for Toll House Cookies. Cookies. Substitute V2 cup flaked coco- | nut for nuts. Spread batter in greased 9xl3-inch pan. Bake as above. Cool. Cut into l'/i inch \ squares. j Chocolate Criss-Crosses: Fol- I low directions for Toll House Cookies. Cookies. Add Y2 cup peanut butter with egg; omit nuts. Form into 1 -inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheet. Press with back of fork to make criss-crosses. Bake as above. STRICTLY PERSONAL Warning to Physicians By SYDNEY J. HARRIS I am still receiving angry letters from the doctors doctors about my two pieces early this summer, in which I dared to suggest that medical practices are .not everything they should be in this fair land. Yet much of what I said publicly has been said privately to the doctors at their own meetings and conventions. In Grand Rapids last month, for instance, instance, the legal counsel for the Michigan State Medical Society warned physicians physicians that their "stubborn refusal" refusal" to admit any possible malpractice is leading them into into deep trouble. This was said by a friend, and indeed an employe, of the State Medical Society — a distinguished prevent the 5 per cent from doubling and quadrupling? quadrupling? The outspoken counsel for the Michigan Stata Medical Society used even stronger language than I had. He termed this protective attitude a "conspiracy "conspiracy of silence," and cited a recent $250,000 malpractice suit in which an appeals court alerted the lower courts to this problem. "No matter how lacking in skill or how negligent negligent the medical man might be," observed the high court, "it is almost impossible to get other medical men to testify adversely to him in litigation litigation based on his negligence." And this conspiracy of silence, the counsel continued, continued, has itself led to a mushrooming of malpractice malpractice suits, a trend to "more and more suits, more recoveries, larger verdicts and a broadening

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 06 Nov 1961, Mon,
  3. Page 12

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