One of the fun things that my daughter and I do together is bake in the kitchen. I was super excited to learn that today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. According to popular legend, this timeless classic was created by Ruth Graves Wakefield when she chopped up a chocolate bar to make cookies for her guests at the Toll House Inn.
She had hoped that the chocolate would melt to make chocolate cookies. Then in the 1940s Nestle created the chocolate chip making the cooking of these so much easier.
You can find the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag of course. That was the recipe that we always made when I was a little girl.
Over the years though I have experimented with all kinds of different recipes. There are close to 1500 chocolate chip cookie recipes on Allrecipes.com.
Definitely hit the grocery store today, pick up the ingredients and get baking with your kids. They will love celebrating this quirky “holiday” with you. It is also a great excuse to step away from work for a bit and spend time with your family.
Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? Would love it if you shared in the comments below.