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We’ve all heard the saying, “American as apple pie” and I’m sure many of you are planning on adding a juicy, lattice-topped pastry to your 4th of July plans.  But what if I told you that to really represent all thing Americana in your festivities, you’re better off adding chocolate chip cookies to that buffet table?

The concept of apple pie actually came from Europeans in the thirteenth century.  Prior to colonization, there wasn’t an apple tree to be seen stateside.  If you really want to go back, Apple trees can be traced back to central Asia.

he chocolate chip cookie on the other hand, was born, bred, and mastered in the good ole U.S. of A.  It’s creation came some time after apple pies were being served, but it is in fact a 100% American dessert.  Ruth Wakefield (who should be celebrated daily for her genius) invented the chocolate chip cookie in the late 1930’s at her Massachusetts restaurant, Toll House.  In 1939 when the cookie-craze was hot, Wakefield sold the recipe and the Toll House name to Nestlé for a dollar.

Wakefield’s original recipe:

Via KingArthurFlour.com

And just like Wakefield’s original recipe, Carol’s Cookies prides itself on using all natural ingredients and hand-making each of our cookies into perfection.  The biggest difference is that while Wakefield used a half-teaspoon of dough, we tend to use more of a fist-sized amount.  And who can argue that more cookie is ever a bad thing?

So this July 4th it might be time to rethink your dessert option and include a tray of Carol’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.  It can be a fun conversation starter, an accurate celebration of our great nation, and a delicious treat.  I can’t guarantee the phrase “American as Chocolate Chip cookies” will catch on, but we can always try!

For your 4th of July order, please visit http://www.carolscookies.com/order-cookies/

Ice Cream Sundae Pie

Crush up a variety of Carol’s Cookies, your choice, and roll them using a little butter to form a pie crust.   Line the bottom of a pie pan with this crust.  Swirl vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt and chocolate sauce together, fill the pie pan with the Carol’s Cookies pie crust and fill it with the ice cream or frozen yogurt.   Freeze it and serve when you want to be the life of the party.

Fruit Pizza

Fill a disposable pie pan with Carol’s Cookies Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookie Dough.   Bake it in a convection oven at 350 degrees and let cool to room temperature.  Fill with fruit of your choice (we prefer berries) and top with whipped cream.  Serve chilled and prepare to make friends.

Cookie Sandwiches

Scooping heaping spoonfuls of Carol’s Cookie dough onto a baking sheet and bake as directed.  Cool cookies completely to room temperature.  Use fresh made buttercream frosting (or cheat and use store bought) and frost bottom of one cookie...top with another cookie and you are sure to be an instant hit.

Carol's Cookie Truffles

Roll your cookie dough into truffle-sized balls, then freeze. Dip them in melted candy coating or chocolate that will harden.  Please note that we do not promote eating raw cookie dough…we do use ultra-pasteurized eggs...but the warning is actually because eating our cookie dough can be extremely addicting!  Consider yourself warned….

Heavenly Peanut Butter Pie

Place a tub of carols cookie dough at the bottom of a spring form pan. Bake the dough at 375 for about 20 minutes or till little browned. Once the dough is completely cooled...spread the ice cream over the entire crust and freeze. Next, crush the cookie into Tiny pieces and sprinkle on top of the entire pie and freeze again.heavenly-peanut-butter-pie

Option...you can drizzle melted chocolate or caramel on top of the cookie to look pretty.

Cut and enjoy!

Blondies

Fill a clear 8X8 or 9X9 Pyrex glass dish using Carol’s Cookies Chocolate Chip or Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookie Dough (approximately 1” thick).  Load peanut butter chips on top and additional semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Add a thin layer of condensed milk.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.  Serve warm or chilled...it’s sinful either way!