Chocolate chip cookies, a classic American favorite, are over 80 years old. In the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield, along with her husband, owned the Toll House Inn where she first experimented and concocted the savory, chocolaty treat.
Without baker’s chocolate on hand, she substituted morsels of Nestlé and stumbled upon the combination, branding them as “Toll House Crunch Cookies.” Her recipe later appeared in newspaper circulation that spurred national recognition by Betty Crocker and Nestlé, whose chocolate was part of her initial experiment.
Along with modern-day baking knowledge and the availability of finer baking ingredients, the chocolate chip cookie has since been perfected with unsurmountable variations of the recipe.
Share your baked cookies with friends and neighbors
How Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Unites People
Chocolate Chip Cookie Day unites the bakers and taste testers - families and friends - across the country can enjoy America’s favorite cookie together. On this day, bake up a batch to share and delight in the rich flavors and chocolaty morsels.
Watch this short video to understand the science behind baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie