World Cookie Day is observed every year on August 4 and we are celebrating it this year by… eating cookies! Biting into a Chocolate Chip Cookie can transport us back to the halcyon days of our childhoods when the days were long and the milk was cold.
We’ve tried Chocolate Chip Cookies warm and gooey right out of the oven or fresh and chewy from the grocery store. But no matter what form your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie takes, there’s no denying that this triple-C confection holds a very special place in our hearts.
The first Chocolate Chip Cookie was actually made by accident in Whitman, Massachusetts in an inn called the Toll House. In 1938, Ruth Graves Wakefield one day planned on making regular chocolate cookies but got the great idea of throwing in chunks of a chocolate bar into it. Much to her surprise, the chocolate did not mix well with the cookie and instead, it filled up with tasty chunks of chocolate.
These fortunate turn of events led to the emergence of the Chocolate Chip Cookie and the birth of the Toll House company. As time went on, different versions of the cookie were made using white chocolate or dark chocolate and the people wanted a variety of new recipes to enjoy!
Ruth Graves Chocolate Chip Cookie started to get more and more famous. Finally, Nestle reached out to her and agreed to add her recipe to their wrapper in exchange for a lifetime of free cookies — and she took it!
Chocolate Chip Cookies have come a long way since the Toll House Inn days because today it is seen as a staple part of the American home. It is estimated that a person eats around 35,000 cookies in a lifetime which is crazy if you think about it. It is now available to be eaten in places like Europe and Australia, and it will only get bigger from here on out. You never know, it might just get so famous that aliens might just come to Earth — over the smell of some delicious cookies.
Cookie Day activities
Bake a batch of cookies
Whether you pick up some preformed cookie dough at the grocery store or you whip up your favorite recipe from scratch, the ultimate way to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is to pop a cookie sheet in the oven and let that heavenly smell fill up your whole house. After they’re baked, try a warm one off the cooling rack and enjoy that melted chocolate and chewy cookie combo.
Give your friends some cookies
Even if baking at home isn’t for you, there’s always a way to share National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with the people in your life. Home-baked or store-bought, you can still spread love by the baker’s dozen by simply sharing some of your cookies with friends. Make up a few gift packages or invite good friends for a cookie party but don’t forget the milk!
Bakers are always giving out free samples and National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is a great excuse to introduce new customers to this most-beloved of cookie concoctions. On August 4, grab a friend and visit all the bakeries in your area. You might each luck into free samples of Chocolate Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Macadamia for your tasting pleasure.
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