Oh yes, it’s Friday Facts time, and today I’m going to supply you with some tasty knowledge you can put to the test this weekend.
Today I’m talking: chocolate chip cookies. 😋
- Did you know, the chocolate chip cookie was created by accident?
In 1937, Ruth Graves Wakefield (owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts) added broken pieces of semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar into her cookie batter, thinking the chocolate would melt and give her more dough to work with. Instead, she created the first batch of chocolate chip cookies.
So I guess not all accidents are a mistake!
- Did you know that there is an optimal melting temperature for different types of chocolates chips?
Well you do now, and they are:
- For the milk and/or white chocolate chip: don’t exceed 115 °F or they will burn!
- For dark chocolate chips: don’t exceed 120 °F or they will burn!
- A chocolate chip melts best between 104°F and 113 °F (40 and 45 °C) and starts the melting process at about 90°F.
- May 15th of every year is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
Woo Hoo! Marking my calendar and booking the time off of work now.
- The world’s largest chocolate chip cookie was created in 2003, by the The Immaculate Baking Company in Flat Rock, North Carolina. This cookie was approx. 102 feet in diameter, weighed over 38,000 pounds, and took over 30,000 eggs to create!
- Give you cooke a flavor boost!
Prepare the dough beforehand, and then let it sit in the refrigerator for 24 – 36 hours before baking.
- Not to ruin your childhood, but!
The chocolate chip cookies the Cookie Monster eats on Sesame Street are actually rice cakes with brown dots painted on.
- In Sesame Street Unpaved, David Borgenicht explained that real cookies made the muppet too greasy.
Well, that’s it for this week.
Now go get some cookies! I know you want to 🍪
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