National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Chocolate Chip Cookie History
The chocolate chip cookie was invented by American chefs Ruth Graves Wakefield and Sue Brides in 1938.
The classic Nestle chocolate chip cookie originates at a lodge in Whitman, Massachusetts – the Toll House Inn – owned by Ruth Wakefield and her husband. The inn was purposed for road-weary travelers who needed a good night’s sleep and some food.
The chocolate chip cookie, originally called the “Toll House Crunch Cookie,” recipe was published in a Boston newspaper and quickly became one of America’s favorites, according to Nestle.
Wakefield gave Nestle the recipe for her cookies and was paid with a lifetime supply of chocolate from the company.
The Original Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
The original recipe was passed down to Sue Brides’ daughter, Peg. In a 2017 interview, she shared the original recipe:
- 1+1⁄2 cups (350 mL) shortening
- 1+1⁄8 cups (265 mL) sugar
- 1+1⁄8 cups (265 mL) brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1+1⁄2 teaspoon (7.5 g) salt
- 3+1⁄8 cups (750 mL) of flour
- 1+1⁄2 teaspoon (7.5 g) hot water
- 1+1⁄2 teaspoon (7.5 g) baking soda
- 1+1⁄2 teaspoon (7.5 g) vanilla
- chocolate chips (The Tried and True Recipes cookbook specifies “2 bars (7 oz.) Nestlé’s yellow label chocolate, semi-sweet, which has been cut in pieces the size of a pea.”)
Other Vintage Cookie Recipes
I was shocked going through our recipes that we only have a handful of Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes.
As we add more recipes to the site, we will update this page for some warm tasty treats for the next National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!!