America’s favorite cookie is the chocolate chip cookie so it’s no surprise that there is an unofficial day dedicated to this delicious sweet treat. National Chocolate Chip Cookie day is May 15.
The first recorded chocolate chip cookie was created on accident by Ruth Wakefield in 1930. Wakefield and her husband Keith owned and operated the Toll House Inn, where she also made food for her guests.
One day, Wakefield decided to make her “Butter Drop Do” cookies, but realized that she ran out of the baking chocolate that she usually used. Instead, she put in crushed up pieces of a semi-sweet chocolate bar, which kept maintained their morsel shape even after being baked. They were a huge hit; such a big hit that Nestle eventually approached her and they negotiated an agreement in which they could use her original “Toll House” chocolate chip cookie recipe in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate chip morsels.
Today, the Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe is the most popular chocolate chip cookie recipe. The recipe can be found here: Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies.