Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's a great pic when you can almost smell the chocolate!

How many people know the history of chocolate chip cookies?  I didn't... here's what I discovered:

One evening at the Toll House Inn near Whitman, Massachusetts, Ruth Wakefield decided to try making chocolate butter cookies by cutting up a bar of semi-sweet chocolate into small pieces and adding it to her butter cookie dough.  She thought it would mix together with her cookie dough and make chocolate cookies.  Needless to say, it didn't mix well, but she decided to serve them anyway to her guests at the Inn and everyone loved them!  One small item I forgot to mention, is that the semi-sweet chocolate bar came from happen to come from Andrew Nestle.  The recipe became so popular that she worked a deal with Nestle to put her recipe on their bars, they had to provide her with free chocolate bars.  In 1939, the chocolate morsels that we know and love were created.  Seven billion chocolate chip cookies are eaten annually!

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