Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 12th Aug 2017
Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Chocolate Chunk Brownies
Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Brownies are the recipes for chocolate lovers! A classic dessert, easy to bake and an amazing accompaniment with a large glass of milk. Each by itself is extremely pleasant, imagine if you combine them!
No one really knows who invented brownies but the first chocolate brownies recipe ever published was called “Brownie’s Food” and it appeared in the book “Machias Cookbook” around 1899. That recipe is similar to the popular ones we see today with chocolate chunks (chocolate chips themselves were invented later by the Toll House Restaurant and Inn), flour, milk and baking powder.
What about the cookie part? Everyone agrees that chocolate chip cookies were invented in 1937 by Ruth Graves Wakefield, the owner of the Toll House Restaurant. Ruth was out of baker’s chocolatewhich she normally chunked into pieces using a knife, so she tried to replace it with chunks of a semisweet chocolate bar, expecting these would melt. The chunks of chocolate kept the shape and she decided to name them Toll House Crunch Cookies. She later made her own chips using melted chocolate and a spoon. She eventually hired Nestle to make the chocolate chips for her and that is the story of the chocolate chip invention.
In some places the combination of chocolate chip cookie dough and brownies is called “Brookie” (Blondie by some) and that is what we are going to bake today! I recommend using high quality chocolate and cocoa powder to make this recipe. Because I’m the chocolatier for Santa Barbara Chocolate, I’m going to use a selection from our online store Santa Barbara Chocolate.