Chocolatey facts about Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930s. She owned the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. She intentionally created the cookie by breaking up a chocolate bar and mixing it into the cookie dough, expecting the chocolate to melt and create an all-chocolate cookie. Instead, the chocolate remained in small pieces, giving birth to the chocolate chip cookie.

  • Ruth Wakefield’s original recipe was called the “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie.” The recipe became widely popular after she published it in a Boston newspaper. In exchange for using her recipe, Nestlé provided her with a lifetime supply of chocolate.

  • The classic chocolate chip cookie is often made with semi-sweet chocolate chips, but variations can include dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or a combination of these. Nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, are also commonly added.

  • May 15th is celebrated as National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in the United States.

  • The chocolate chip cookie is considered one of the most iconic and beloved baked goods worldwide. Its combination of a chewy and crispy texture with the rich sweetness of chocolate has made it a timeless favorite.

  • The invention of the chocolate chip cookie played a significant role in the rise of homemade cookies and eventually the mass production of packaged cookies.

  • In 1995, the first-ever chocolate chip cookie was baked in space aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. It was part of an experiment to study how microgravity affects baking.

  • The world’s largest chocolate chip cookie weighed over 40,000 pounds and had a diameter of 101 feet. It was baked in 2003 in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

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