by Cindy Regnier
A few days ago I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies (because the hubs loves them) and as I did so, I began to think about who may have invented those little perfectly formed pieces of chocolate that are so important in this classic recipe? (As a side note and point of weirdness, I have one kid who actually prefers his chocolate chip cookies without chocolate chips – didn’t get that from his dad!)
The term “chocolate chip” appears to have originated in the late 1800s as part of an English tea biscuit recipe. The chips weren’t what we think of as a chocolate chip, it was the shape of the biscuits when they were cut into small strips that the recipe called chips. The recipe did contain chocolate, but of the melted variety, not pieces.
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