The Toll House Inn, which was situated on the highway between Boston and Cape Cod, was a regular stop for well-known residents, among them the Kennedy family, and was known for their excellent food, especially their desserts.
Since its humble beginnings from one simple recipe, an entire industry was spawned, with countless variations and combinations. The Cookie Monster surely did his part to promote cookies to youngsters, especially the chocolate chip variety heading the list. A young entrepreneurial homemaker named Mrs. Fields sold expensive gourmet cookies throughout the nation’s shopping malls. David’s Cookies and Famous Amos rode the wave during the explosion of cookie popularity, each featuring their unique version of the chocolate chip cookie. Online sales abound for these cherished treats, and dozens of brands line grocery store shelves along with a variety of chip tastes and sizes.
A recipe which even a young child or teenager can handle, pre-made dough may also be purchased, ready to bake, for those unwilling to start from scratch. What can compare to freshly baked cookies, and these high the hit parade in aroma and simplicity. Many prospective chefs and bakers cut their teeth on this popular recipe, no doubt sneaking tastes of uncooked dough when mom was not looking.