Chocolate Chip Cookie: America’s Favorite Cookie?

One of the things that the cookie business has taught me is that people are passionate about their Chocolate Chip Cookies in all of their variations!

Discussions about what types of cookies people like, Peanut Butter, Snickerdoodle, and Oatmeal Raisin are fine but when we talk about these cookies the discussions never get as heated as they do when we discuss the Chocolate Chip Cookie.

American original, this cookie was invented by the proprietor of the Toll House Inn of Whitman Massachusetts in the 1930’s, Ruth Wakefield created this menu item as a way to satisfy the sweet tooth of her guests. Years later she would publish a cookbook Toll House Tried and True Recipes that included her recipe for Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cook that was soon being baked by housewives all across the country.

The debate rages over which is better, thick or thin, chewy or crisp, big or little, everyone has their personal preference. I prefer a chewy one but with crisp outer edges, the best of both worlds if you ask me. But whether you like them crunchy or soft there is sure to be a cookie that has the perfect texture for you.

Not Just Chips

The chocolate chip cookie has been transformed into more types of products than any other cookie. It may have started with only chocolate, but today variations include white chocolate morsels, Reese’s Pieces, M&M’s, walnuts are often added to the dough to give them a bit of crunch, or maybe Macadamia nuts. Chocolate and Peanut Butter is a classic combination so why not Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Don’t like a cookie, turn them into a bar and lets call the Chocolate Morsel Bar Cookies baked in a brownie pan!

How about a GIANT cookie? There is such a thing as a 12 inch diameter, 27 ounce monster cookie that would feed an entire children’s birthday party, or one really, really hungry cookie monster.

A flavor that we get asked to make a lot is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, and we have a customer that LOVES his Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip cookies.

What started in a little country Inn has grown into something remarkable and while there are many variations of this American classic one thing is for sure…we love our Chocolate Chip Cookies in all of their forms. What is your favorite?

Find recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies and more at our website.

Make Extra Money With Personalized Cookies

Just think about it; cookies are used for all kinds of celebrations and announcements. They are made for holidays and parties, and even just times when we need a little pick me up. So it should not be a surprise to anyone to find out that the cookie business is a big one. So in those times that you may be looking to make a little extra income now and then, you might want to get into this very lucrative business for yourself.

While you could start off offering a few different kinds of cookies and maybe even some brownies, you could focus on one specific type of cookie to find your niche. One great idea is to make and sell personalized sugar cookies. They are great for any kind of party or announcement. Just think how cute personalized cookies would be at a baby shower! The ingredients for personalized cookies aren’t that expensive either. A basic recipe only calls for butter, sugar, eggs and flour, and the icing is just powdered sugar, milk and coloring. Even one simple batch of sugar cookie dough will make several dozen cookies that can be decorated and personalized all in a matter of hours. While most cookies can be sold for around five dollars for each dozen, personalized cookies can cost double that or even more!

You could even start your own web site where you can sell your personalized cookies, and can be shipping them all over the world in no time at all. The more cookies you can sell, the more materials that you can buy for even more cookies!

Make Extra Money With Sugar Cookies

The bottom line is that almost everyone in the world loves cookies. It really doesn’t matter what kind of cookies either, there are fans of each and every kind to be found. Cookies are used as party favors, gifts, and used to make people feel better.

Cookies are also one thing that brings many families together; how many times did you make cookies with your mother or grandmother, and how many times have you gone on to repeat that with your own children? A hundred times? More than a thousand times? There even people who keep cookie dough in their fridge at all times just in case they want a cookie or a spoonful of dough. If you want to make some great extra income, then you might want to try your hand in the cookie business.

If you don’t have a lot of money for startup costs, then you could start off with one kind of cookie, such as sugar cookies. They are basically just flour, sugar, butter, and eggs. Most of the time, even one recipe of sugar cookie dough will allow you to make several dozen cookies at a time. Even if you only charged five dollars per dozen, you will still be making quite a bit of profit for your efforts.

Once you have made and sold a few batches of sugar cookies, then you could either stick with sugar cookies or you could branch out into different kinds of cookies. You could even turn this part time money making venture into a full time job. It all depends on how much money you want to make and how much effort you are willing to put into it.