Sunday, May 15, 2011

National Chocolate Chip Day

May 15, 2011 is...
"National Chocolate Chip Day"
Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate chip muffins -the possibilities are endless for what you can make with chocolate chips! The original chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930's at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. Ruth was going to cook chocolate cookies for her guests, but she ran out of baker's chocolate. When she substituted chopped up semi-sweet chocolate bits for the baker's chocolate, Ruth discovered that the bits did not melt into the dough as baker's chocolate does.
However, her cookies became an instant hit with her guests and have since become a favorite cookie throughout America and the rest of the world! In fact, approximately 25 percent of the cookies baked in the United States today are chocolate chip cookies.
To celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day, pick up a bag at the supermarket and bake something that calls for chocolate chips in the recipe. Or, just buy some warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies from your local bakery to celebrate! Mmm!

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