Did you celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day? It happened last month, May 15 to be exact!

 According to National Day Calendar, Ruth Graves Wakefield of Whitman, Massachusetts, was probably curious about what a little bit of chocolate would be like added to her cookies. In 1937, while working at the Toll House Inn, Wakefield added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestle chocolate bar to her cookie recipe.

 The cookies were a huge success!

In 1939 Wakefield signed an agreement with the Nestle Company to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging. Her recipe is now on the back of Nestle Chocolate Chip bags. Wakefield received a lifetime supply of chocolate in exchange for her recipe. Nestle Toll House cookies were named for the inn where Wakefield worked. 

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Karen Golden