Ah, butter

The latest in our wanderings through The Joy of Cookies yielded a little bit of awesomeness. Butter Drops, a cookie of US origins that became the basis of Toll House legend for Ruth Wakefield when she added chunks of chocolate to the sweet buttery batch of dough at her restaurant in Massachusetts, are very good all on their own without chips of semisweet chocolate and chopped walnuts. Of course they are. They are butter! and sugar and flour and eggs, but mostly butter! And they are even better with chocolate chips and nuts. But it’s good to know that when a member of the household goes and gives up chocolate for Lent, there’s a delicious butter drop cookie that will still serve as a satisfying little dessert.

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About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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5 Responses to Ah, butter

  1. Erin says:

    I actually enjoy “Tollhouse cookies” made according to the package instructions, except substituting more nuts for all of the chocolate chips (keep the nuts called for in the recipe, too). I like pecans, personally. YUM!

    • pattiblaine says:

      Pecans would be good. I’m mildly allergic to tree nuts, and only enjoy a few in these. The author recommends macadamia nuts with chocolate chunks. That sounds pretty good too. The recipe is nearly identical to what’s on the back of the Nestlè Toll House chips bag!

  2. and (weird–but that is like me) I don’t much like chocolate chips–I’ve always made a few cookies (for me) with out the chips (and sometimes with out the chips or nuts) –i love the base cookie… (my kids never minded–it made the remaining cookies have a slightly higher ratio of dough to chips…) and yes, made with butter–and only with butter–no shortening or margarine!

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