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The invention of chocolate chip cookies is often credited to Ruth Wakefield. With her husband, Wakefield ran the Tollhouse Inn in Massachusetts, where she came up with the recipe in 1937.
The common story goes that Wakefield, who often made food for her guests, decided to make a chocolate butter cookie but didn’t have enough chocolate bars to produce one. Instead she chopped up the bars and added them to the butter cookie recipe.

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A chocolate chip cookie is a drop cookie that originated in the United States and features chocolate chips as its distinguishing ...

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The creation of chocolate chip cookies was a complete accident. Ruth Wakefield was all out of baker's chocolate, so she used a semisweet chocolate bar ...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/03/the-accidental-invention-of-the-chocolate-chip-cookie

Mar 15, 2013 ... It's difficult to imagine that the chocolate chip cookie, one of the world's most beloved sweet treats, was actually invented by accident.

www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/sweet-morsels-a-history-of-the-chocolate-chip-cookie

Dec 19, 2013 ... The chocolate-chip cookie celebrated its seventy-fifth birthday this year. Unlike the anonymous inventors of such American staples as the hot ...

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Read a biography of Ruth Wakefield, the famous woman inventor who created chocolate chip cookies.

www.businessinsider.com/the-chocolate-chip-cookie-was-invented-by-accident-2013-3

Mar 16, 2013 ... It's difficult to imagine that the chocolate chip cookie, one of the world's most beloved sweet treats, was actually invented by accident.

mentalfloss.com/article/56739/brief-history-chocolate-chip

May 15, 2017 ... Chances are, you've made (or at least eaten) a Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie at some point in your life. The baking bits purveyor has ...

www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2014/03/who_invented_the_chocolate_chip_cookie_ruth_wakefield_and_no_it_wasn_t_an.html

Mar 20, 2014 ... The Woman Who Invented the Chocolate Chip Cookie ... Chocolate chip cookies are so ubiquitous and taken for granted that many people ...

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The true history of chocolate chip cookies is a little uncertain, but we do know who invented them and when. We also know they're delicious! Find out more.