(May 15, 2014) – Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930s.
Legend has it that Wakefield was making chocolate cookies and ran out of regular baker’s chocolate. So she substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate thinking that they would melt and mix into the batter. However, they did not (thankfully!) and the chocolate chip cookie was born!
It’s debatable if we need a holiday to celebrate the treat that makes up a quarter of all cookies baked in America today, but we’re happy to indulge nonetheless.
Celebrate today’s holiday with this delicious recipe from FOX59 Assignment Editor Kylee Wierks.