Day 217
Chocolate Chip Day

Chocolate chip cookies are the most popular variety of cookie in America! A favorite treat for all ages; but, without their famous woman inventor Ruth Wakefield, the world might never have tasted those sweet delights.

The Happy Accident that is the Chocolate Chip Cookie

In 1930, Ruth Wakefield was mixing a batch of cookies for her roadside inn when she discovered she was out of baker's chocolate. She substituted broken pieces of Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate, expecting it to melt and absorb into the dough to create chocolate cookies. That didn't happen, but the surprising result helped to make Ruth Wakefield one of the 20th century's most famous women inventors. When she removed the pan from the oven, she realized that she had accidentally invented "chocolate chip cookies which were later known as Toll House Cookies! 

Whether your cookies are homemade or storebought, pour a glass of milk and enjoy the accidental invention that is the Chocolate Chip Cookie!