Inventions - Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hey there! Are you ready to learn about one of America’s favorite treats? I’m going to tell you about how the delicious chocolate chip cookie was invented, and how it has become a favorite snack for people all over the world.
Once upon a time, long before you or I were born, there was a woman named Ruth Wakefield. Ruth was a very busy woman who ran a little inn called the Toll House Inn, located between two towns in Massachusetts. She was responsible for cooking and baking for all of her guests, which was no easy task.
One day, Ruth was in the middle of making a batch of cookies when she realized she had run out of baker's chocolate. But she didn’t give up! Instead, she improvised and broke up some pieces of semi-sweetened chocolate and added them to the dough. She thought the chocolate would melt into the cookie dough, but it didn’t! Instead, she discovered that the chocolate pieces had stayed intact and had created the very first chocolate chip cookie!
Ruth named her new creation the “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie” after her inn, and it became an instant hit with all her guests. Everyone who tasted them loved them, and before long, they became famous across the United States.
Today, chocolate chip cookies are a household favorite and are enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s hard to believe that a little mistake in the kitchen by Ruth Wakefield could lead to such a beloved snack!
Did you know that chocolate chip cookies have even made an appearance in politics? In 1980, when Canadian diplomats helped six American hostages escape from Iran, the American people wanted to thank them. So, they sent boxes and boxes of chocolate chip cookies to the Canadian embassy!
So, there you have it, the story of how the chocolate chip cookie was invented. And let’s never forget Ruth Wakefield for her accidental genius and the delicious legacy she left behind.