Wakefield’s Original Chocolate Crunch Cookies

“Here’s a new cookie that everybody loves because it is so delicious, so different and so easy to make. With each crisp bite you taste a delicious bit of Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate and a crunch of rich walnut meat. A perfect combination. Every one will be surprised and delighted to find that the chocolate does not melt. Insist on Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate in the yellow Wrap, there is no substitute. This unusual recipe and many others can be found in Mrs. Ruth Wakefield’s Cook Book–“Toll House Tried and True Recipes,” on sale at all book stores.”

ruth-wakefield-butter-drop-do-cookieRecipe makes about 100 cookies

Whatcha Need:

1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten whole
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon hot water
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
2 Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Economy Bars (7 oz. ea.)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whatcha Do:

Important: Cut the Nestle’s Semi-Sweet in pieces the size of a pea. Cream butter and add sugars and beaten egg. Dissolve soda in the hot water and mix alternately with the flour sifted with the salt. Lastly add the chopped nuts and the pieces of semisweet chocolate. Flavor with the vanilla and drip half teaspoons on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 munites in a 375 degree F. oven.

It should be noted that the above recipe was published in a Nestle display ad in the Chicago Tribune, April 26, 1940. The first reference to Nestle Morsels is said to have appeared the following year in the Los Angeles Times, March 21, 1941, and the only difference between the two recipes. At the time, both seven-ounce bars and seven-ounce packages of morsels sold two for 25 cents.

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