Raise your hand if you love chocolate chip cookies. Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and that’s all the excuse our team at MakIt needs to snack on a few of our favorite treats.
History of the Chocolate Chip Snack
Surprisingly, the chocolate chip cookie was not created intentionally. In 1930, Ruth Graves Wakefield, owner of The Toll House Inn (yes, that Toll House), ran out of baker’s chocolate and substituted broken pieces of Nestle chocolate into the batter instead. The chocolate pieces did not mix in smoothly, and instead left the tasty treat we know today. The new cookie was an instant hit! In fact, Ruth sold the recipe for the first chocolate chip cookies to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate chips.
How To Best Celebrate This Holiday
The easiest answer would be simply to eat them J! But why not make creating, baking, and eating the cookies a fun educational lesson for your children. The measuring, mixing and baking process is a great way to teach science and math. Incorporate more math by evenly portioning each cookie. Then, create a fun game by guessing how many chocolate chips are in all of the cookies. Let the winner have the first bite!
If you want to branch out with your chocolate chip cookie baking, try one of the following recipes for a new twist on a classic: