This is a special cookbook for me. It is Ruth Wakefield's Tried and True Recipes and is a sixth printing of the first edition of her famous cookbook (later called The Tollhouse Cookbook) from 1936-37 .
My aunt didn't seem to think too much of it-she wrote a recipe over it!
This is such an early edition, it does not have a recipe for Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookies. I guess she invented them between this edition and the next (I think it came out in 1940). There are a lot of myths about how she came up with chocolate chip cookies-even on the Nestle site, they say she wanted to make chocolate cookies but was out of semi-sweet baking chocolate so she used a Nestle chocolate bar, breaking it into pieces and expecting it to melt in the batter. I find that rather silly: her recipe for chocolate cookies clearly states, melted chocolate-she would have melted the candy bar too. I think she was just a genius-she cut up the chocolate bar into her cookie dough to see what would come out.
She made a deal with Nestle: they put her recipe on the back of their candy bar and she received a lifetime supply of Nestle chocolate bars! It wasn't until later that Nestle began to make chocolate chips specifically for cookies.
There are a few cute drawings and lots of recipes that use pineapple!
Pare and grate 2 small apples
Add 1/2 can grated (crushed) pineapple
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
Mix thorougly and pour into uncooked crust. Cover with crust and bake 15 min. at 425. Reduce heat to 350 for remaining period of cooking.