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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fun Fact

Chocolate chip cookies… chocolatey, decadent, buttery goodness - considered to be America’s favourite cookie! But did you know that they were invented by accident?

In the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn and Restaurant went to make chocolate cookies for her guests. She had run out of baker’s chocolate but was able to find a bar of Nestle semi sweet chocolate which she chopped up and added to her batter, assuming that it would melt. The chunks of chocolate did not melt, but the cookies were delicious and so the chocolate chip cookie

(at the time known as Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie) was a hit! So much so, that it was featured on Betty Crocker’s radio show and the chocolate chip cookie soon became an American favourite. In 1939, in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate, Ruth Wakefield became a recipe consultant for Nestle and sold them the rights to her recipe. Soon after, Nestle Toll House Real Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels were produced (today known as chocolate chips). Nestle Toll House… Sounds familiar doesn’t it?

In fact, the recipe found on the back of Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies is the original chocolate chip cookie recipe. The invention of chocolate chip cookies turned out to be quite a delicious accident indeed!

- Jenna Dhanani

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